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    Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Pesto Cream Sauce

    Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Pesto Cream Sauce. Photo by Sage

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Geema's Note:

    The pesto cream sauce is the highlight of this recipe and can even be used for other recipes.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pound chicken breasts to an even 1/4 inch thickness and set aside.
    2. 2
      Snap off tough bottoms of asparagus.
    3. 3
      Place in boiling water and cover for 1 minute.
    4. 4
      Drain, rinse with cold water; then pat dry.
    5. 5
      Cut asparagus 3 inch lengths.
    6. 6
      Cut cheese into sticks 1/2 inch high x 1/2 inch wide by 3 inches long.
    7. 7
      Set aside.
    8. 8
      Combine bread crumbs, parmesan and pine nuts in a bowl.
    9. 9
      In another bowl beat eggs with a fork.
    10. 10
      Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
    11. 11
      Place a stick of colby and an asparagus spear next to one long edge of each breast.
    12. 12
      Roll breast around ingredients tucking in ends to form a neat package.
    13. 13
      Secure with a toothpick if necessary.
    14. 14
      Dip each package in egg and then in breadcrumb mixture.
    15. 15
      Make a double coating by dipping again into egg then crumbs.
    16. 16
      Place packages in a baking dish and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees F.
    17. 17
      While the chicken is baking combine pesto and cream in a small saucepan.
    18. 18
      Bring to a boil and reduce 2 minutes until lightly thickened.
    19. 19
      Serve pesto cream sauce over stuffed chicken breasts.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 15, 2008

      55

      This is so good and easy to prepare. I love the Zaar feature that you can click and the recipe adjusts for 2. I used my own frozen pesto and cheddar cheese(didn't have Colby).My husband raved about it.That means: save this recipe! I did let the rolls set in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before baking. You can serve this to company and look like a star. I am not sure of the picture but I posted it anyways. Thanks for sharing this one. Rita

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    • on October 12, 2003

      55

      This was fabulous! I made this as written except that I used 4 large chicken breasts instead of six small ones. The sauce looks so elegant and looks as if you spent an hour creating it, who would know that you just mix two ingredients together to make it! My picky-eater daughter scarfed this, as we all did. Thanks Geema, this is going into the permanent file!

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    Nutritional Facts for Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Pesto Cream Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (264 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 599.1
     
    Calories from Fat 357
    59%
    Total Fat 39.7 g
    61%
    Saturated Fat 16.9 g
    84%
    Cholesterol 254.9 mg
    84%
    Sodium 466.1 mg
    19%
    Total Carbohydrate 18.9 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    9%
    Sugars 2.6 g
    10%
    Protein 42.2 g
    84%

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    pesto sauce

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