* Boned, skinned and split
** Cut diagnally in 1/2 inch pieces
In 13 x 9 x 2-inch microwave-safe baking dish, arrange chicken breasts with thicker portions toward outside. Cover with plastic wrap; turn back one corner to vent. Cook on HIGH 10 minutes, turning chicken over after 5 minutes. Let cool in dish.
In medium glass bowl, combine asparagus and water. Cover; vent. Cook on HIGH 3 minutes; drain. Rince with cold water; drain. Set aside.
In bowl, whisk mayonnaise with lemon juice, tarragon, salt and pepper until blended. Stir in asparagus, carrot, red pepper and onions. Cut chicken imto 1-inch pieces. Stir into mayonnaise mixture.
With serrated knife, cut off a thin slice from top of bread; remove inside (reserve for other use), leaving a 1/2-inch shell. Spoon salad into bread shell, mounding slightly. If desired, garnish with fresh tarragon. To serve, cut into wedges. Makes 8 to 10 servings...
MW Tip: To dry fresh herbs in a quick, easy way, line a MW-safe plate w/2 paper towels, one on top of the other. Evenly spread 2 cups of clean, dry leaves or sprigs on towels. Cook herbs on HIGH 4 minutes, turning at least once. Store the dried herbs in a tightly covered container.
Source: McCall's Beat Recipes, 1990, April, Micro-Way...