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    Pillows of Chicken

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr 15 mins

    30 mins

    45 mins

    Allyoop's Note:

    This is a dinner party dish that can be prepared in advance so you can relax with your guests

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Start well ahead to prepare the chicken.
    2. 2
      Cut each breast in half and flatten breasts and thighs into thin rounds.
    3. 3
      You will have 12 rounds.
    4. 4
      Roll each piece tightly into a sausage shape.
    5. 5
      Dust the pieces with flour.
    6. 6
      In a heavy casserole saute them in 2 tbsp of oil and 2 tbsp butter until golden brown.
    7. 7
      Season with salt and pepper.
    8. 8
      Skim off excess fat from the pan, then add the chicken stock.
    9. 9
      Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
    10. 10
      Cool completely.
    11. 11
      Slice mushrooms thinly and saute them in 2 tbls of oil and 1 tbsp of butter until golden.
    12. 12
      Season with salt and pepper and moisten with 6 tbsp of Madeira.
    13. 13
      Cool To make the sauce melt 2 tbsp of butter in a heavy sauce pan add 3 tbsp of flour and stir over moderate heat until it is a deep golden colour.
    14. 14
      Remove from heat and beat in remaining Madeira and the juices from the chicken, stir in the cream.
    15. 15
      Bring to boil and stir constantly.
    16. 16
      Fold in half the mushrooms and simmer 20 minutes longer, adding a little more stock if the sauce becomes too thick.
    17. 17
      Heat oven to 425 degrees.
    18. 18
      Divide the pastry into six pieces.
    19. 19
      Roll each piece out and cut into a 7" square.
    20. 20
      Place one breast and 1 thigh diagonally on each pastry square.
    21. 21
      Cover with 1/6th of the remaining mushrooms.
    22. 22
      Fold one corner of the pastry up over the filling.
    23. 23
      Continue to fold over the other corners, so they all meet in the middle, like an envelope.
    24. 24
      Brush seems with beaten egg yolk and seal tightly Arrange the'pillows' on a baking sheet, seam side underneath.
    25. 25
      Glaze pastry with beaten egg yolk.
    26. 26
      Decorate with pastry leaves and tassles made from scraps of puff pastry and glaze these as well.
    27. 27
      Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until'pillows' are well risen and golden.
    28. 28
      Reheat the madeira sauce and serve with the chicken.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 19, 2005

      55

      MMMMMMM mmmmmmm good!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pillows of Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (340 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 651.6
     
    Calories from Fat 375
    57%
    Total Fat 41.7 g
    64%
    Saturated Fat 13.8 g
    69%
    Cholesterol 158.1 mg
    52%
    Sodium 307.8 mg
    12%
    Total Carbohydrate 31.0 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    6%
    Sugars 2.4 g
    9%
    Protein 33.9 g
    67%

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