Asparagus and Chicken Crepes

May 19, 2021
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Created by Chef Lesli Sommerdorf
40 minutes
Serves 4-6
INGREDIENTS:
  • Crepes
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • Melted butter for frying crepes
  • Filling
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3-4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups Harmons shredded rotisserie cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup blanched and chopped asparagus
DIRECTIONS:

In a pourable measuring cup, add flour and salt and stir to combine. Add milk and water and whisk until combined. Stir in butter. Add eggs and whisk until smooth. Set aside at room temperature, about 20 minutes. The batter should be the consistency of heavy cream.

Brush a crepe pan over medium-high heat with a small amount of melted butter. Add ΒΌ cup to pan and move around quickly to evenly coat bottom of pan with batter. Cook for about 1 minute until edges are dry and center of crepe is lighter in color. Turn over and cook on second side, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a plate and continue to make each crepe individually, brushing pan with more melted butter as needed to prevent sticking.

In a frying pan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add shallot and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add flour and cook until lightly browned and nutty, about 5 minutes. Using a whisk, slowly pour broth into flour mixture. Add cumin and season with salt and pepper and cook until thickened. Let cool, about 5 minutes. Reserve 1 cup sauce. Keep warm.

In a large bowl, combine chicken, asparagus, and sauce. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.

On each crepe, add chicken filling, and roll or fold, then place on warmed dishes. Pour over reserved sauce.