A romantic & delectable dinner for two! Serve vineyard-style with a crusty baguette for mopping the juices--you may want to double the sauce, it's so good. May be frozen, at the stuffed stage, which makes this a great make-ahead dish. I usually keep several on hand in the freezer. Note: You could easily sub cream cheese, feta or chevre cheese for the boursin, and add your own favorite fresh or dry herbs.
- 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 6 ounces boursin spreadable cheese with garlic and herbs
- 3 ounces prosciutto or 3 ounces bacon, cut into 1/4-inch dice
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons dry white wine
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice of
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon zest, finely chopped
- 2 cups heirloom cherry tomatoes, on the vine
- 1 cup par-boiled french French haricots vert or 1 cup thin green beans
- 2 tablespoons chopped shallots, green parts included
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375F/190°C.
- Add the 3 tablespoons olive oil to a baking dish, tilting to coat.
- Warm 1 teaspoon olive oil in a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the proscuitto or bacon and cook until crispy. Remove from heat.
- Place each breast between a large sheet of cling wrap and lay on a cutting board. Gently pound each breast with a cook's mallet until flat and thin (about 1/4 inch thick). Be careful not to tear the chicken. Remove wrap.
- Lay the chicken breasts flat on the cutting board and evenly spread the Boursin cheese & the proscuitto onto one side of each breast, all the way to the edges.
- Roll up the chicken breasts jelly-roll style, starting with the narrow end and roll firmly, tucking in ends to form a neat roll.
- Gently place them into the oiled baking dish, seam side down.
- Arrange the tomatoes, haricots verts, and shallots around the chicken.
- Place a thyme sprig onto each breast.
- Drizzle with wine and squeeze fresh lemon juice over all, then sprinkle with lemon zest, a small pinch of salt over the vegetables, and the pepper.
- Place in the center of a pre-heated oven and roast for 40 to 50 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and tender.
- Serve vineyard-style with a crusty baguette for mopping the juices.
- To Freeze:.
- Immediately after stuffing and rolling, wrap individually in cling wrap and place into an airtight container or freezer bag. Defrost overnight in the fridge, then bake as directed above. May be frozen for up to 3 months.
THOUGHT I did review,
Then by suggestion in a thread was a reminder I forgot too!
VERY elegant, yummy recipe to make, TRUE!
Combination of flavours will make you go mmmmmmmmm YUM too!
Delicious! made it on the fly last night even cooked it in the BBQ (I used the fry pan that I had cooked the bacon in as my dish, I did watch the heat on the BBQ I have a Webber and set the grills on the opposite of the pan on) and it was still YUMMY! Yummy is a great way to describe the taste, the sauce is rich in flavour but not heavy. I am sending the recipe to my daughter this morning: easy way to have a dinner party, spend time with your guests and look like a culinary STAR <br/>Thanks Food.com you did it again :)