Crêpes du Jour with Monterey Jack

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Here's a recipe for succulent crepes, stuffed with chicken and asparagus, and covered in a creamy rosé salsa sauce. Once prepared, the crepes are sprinkled with a generous quantity of Monterey Jack or your favourite cheese. To brighten up your weekday dinners, these crepes are sure to do the trick!

  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cooking: 25 min
Yields 4 - 6 servings
crepes du jour with monterey jack
This video presents a recipe for succulent crepes, stuffed with chicken and asparagus, and covered in a creamy rosé salsa sauce. Once prepared, the crepes are sprinkled with a generous quantity of Monterey Jack or your favourite cheese. To brighten up your weekday dinners, these crepes are sure to do the trick!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb (450 g) chicken breasts or chicken thighs cut into strips
  • 1 1/4 cups (310 mL) tomato sauce no salt added
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) salsa
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) 18 % cream or 35 % cream (for cooking)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch of asparagus trimmed
  • 8 large (7-inch/18 cm) crepes homemade or stored-bought
  • 6 oz (180 g) Canadian Monterey Jack shredded
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh coriander coarsely chopped

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C).

In a deep skillet, melt butter on medium heat and sauté onion and garlic for 2 minutes. Add chicken strips and cook 4,5 min. Add tomato sauce, salsa and cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 7–10 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook asparagus in salted boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain.

Spread crepes out on work surface, then divide chicken and asparagus among crepes. Roll up crepes and place in a lasagna dish. Pour the sauce over crepes and sprinkle with Monterey Jack. Brown in the oven, then garnish with fresh coriander and serve.

Tips

For a homemade crepe batter recipe, go to allyouneedischeese.ca/crepesdujour

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Cheddar, Gouda, Havarti.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 410 Calories
Protein: 33 g
Carbohydrate: 31 g
Fat: 18 g
Fibre: 4.1 g
Sodium: 583 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 32 % / 353 mg
Selenium: 92 %
Vitamin B6: 48 %
Niacin: 46 %
Folate: 45 %