Chicken and Asparagus Vol-Au-Vents

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"From Recipe+. As recipe is with a salad it becomes a meal but you could serve this in small vol-au-vent shells as an appetizer."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (284.1 g)
  • Calories 371
  • Total Fat - 28.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 130.1 mg
  • Sodium - 130.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.8 g
  • Sugars - 3.3 g
  • Protein - 21.9 g
  • Calcium - 74.3 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180C (160C fan forced).

Step 2

Line a baking tray with baking paper and place vol-au-vent cases on prepared tray and bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp and then place vol-au-vents on serving plates.

Step 3

Meanwhile heat oil in medium frying pan over moderate heat and add onion and garlic and cook and stir for 2 minutes or until softened and then add chicken, cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned.

Step 4

Whisk mustard, cream and cornflour in a small jug until smooth.

Step 5

Add to pan, cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce boils and thickens.

Step 6

Add asparagus to chicken mix.

Step 7

Remove from heat and season and then spoon chicken mix into vol-au-vent cases and sprinkle with chives and serve with salad.

Tips & Variations

  • 4 large vol-au-vent cases (pastry shells)



I made this recipe last night for my DH and myself for dinner, and these Vol-Au-Vents took me back to a youngster, when serving the small one's were all the rage at every party and get together. Apart from using chicken breast and also tinned asparagus spears, which I to cut up myself... (shock & horror, asparagus cuts have vanished from the shelves) I followed this recipe exactly as written. I used 4 large Vol-Au-Vent case's and still had some chicken mix left over, so I think 5 or 6 cases would have been just right. We really did enjoy these, creamy and very tasty, and they made for a quick, easy and tasty dinner for us both. I will be making these again for sure. Thanks for the memories Pat!

review by:
(28 Oct 2019)


Very good even though I didn't use the shells. I also used fresh, then asparagus. Went together in no time at all and everyone enjoyed this dish with tossed salad. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(15 Feb 2015)