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    Chicken Breasts with Goat Cheese and Basil

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    Total Time:

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    40 mins

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    30 mins

    miss gracie's Note:

    This is an exceptional recipe for otherwise boring boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Good enough for company, yet easy enough for everyday!

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    Ingredients:

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    Chicken

    Mushroom-Wine Sauce

    Directions:

    1. 1
      For chicken: Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Pound chicken between sheets of waxed paper to thickness of 1/4 inch using meat mallet.
    3. 3
      Pat chicken dry.
    4. 4
      Combine cheese, green onions and basil in small bowl.
    5. 5
      Season with salt and pepper.
    6. 6
      Spread cheese mixture lengthwise over half of each chicken piece.
    7. 7
      Tuck short ends in.
    8. 8
      Roll chicken up, starting at one long side, into tight cylinders.
    9. 9
      Tie ends with string to secure or secure with a toothpick (my preference).
    10. 10
      Dip chicken in egg, allowing excess to drip into bowl.
    11. 11
      Roll in breadcrumbs, shaking off excess.
    12. 12
      (Can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Refrigerate.) Place chicken in 8-inch square baking dish.
    13. 13
      Pour 2 tablespoons melted butter over.
    14. 14
      Bake until cooked through, about 30 minutes.
    15. 15
      For sauce: Meanwhile, melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat.
    16. 16
      Add mushrooms and sauté until tender, about 8 minutes.
    17. 17
      Add flour and stir until butter and flour are smooth.
    18. 18
      Add wine and simmer 3 minutes.
    19. 19
      Add stock and continue simmering about 3 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
    20. 20
      Season sauce with salt and freshly ground pepper.
    21. 21
      Remove string from chicken.
    22. 22
      Cut rolls crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds.
    23. 23
      Top with sauce and serve immediately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 28, 2002

      55

      I made this last night and it was GREAT. Definitely a keeper. It is very similar to another recipe I use, but I liked the freshly chopped basil flavor in this one. I added about a tablespoon of finely chopped red pepper for colour, but otherwise kept the recipe the same. It not only tastes wonderful but the presentation is excellent as well and I can't wait to serve it to company.

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    • on November 05, 2009

      55

      We enjoyed this chicken dish very much! We made no modifications to the ingredients other than to use seasoned breadcrumbs and baby bella mushrooms. We used a pinot grigio for the white wine. Next time DH said he would just let the sauce reduce longer and possibly omit the flour. We served the dish with broccoli rabe. Thank you for a nice dinner.

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    • on May 12, 2009

      55

      Loved this meal! Made as directed except used about 6 oz of goat cheese. I used chicken cutlets from the butcher to omit the step of thinning the breast. I had about six large cutlets. I stuffed them the nite before and left in the fridge to set-up. I did not use the twine or toothpicks & they stayed together fine. I also breaded them about 4 hours before cooking & returned them to fridge so the crumbs would adhere. The mushroom sauce was simple & delicious. I'll be making that often as a sauce with many other dishes. Served with steamed broccoli & rice pilaf. Thank you, Miss Gracie!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Breasts with Goat Cheese and Basil

    Serving Size: 1 (300 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 448.2
     
    Calories from Fat 227
    50%
    Total Fat 25.2 g
    38%
    Saturated Fat 14.4 g
    72%
    Cholesterol 178.4 mg
    59%
    Sodium 405.4 mg
    16%
    Total Carbohydrate 17.2 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    6%
    Sugars 2.9 g
    11%
    Protein 34.2 g
    68%

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    fresh goat cheese

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