Boursin Stuffed Chicken Breasts With Raspberry Sauce

"Doesn't this sound romantic? I had this elegant sounding recipe in my collection for years, clipped from a magazine. This is the perfect thing for an elegant, romantic dinner especially for Valentine's Day. Note: If you can't find boursin cheese in the store, you can use a homemade version - there are several recipes for this cheese right here on Recipezaar or Alouette Garlic & Herb cheese also works. I prefer baby spinach leaves, in which case you will need several per piece of chicken, enough to cover the top of each breast. I used Wishbone Red Wine & Olive Oil Vinaigrette in this."
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  • Preheat oven to 350 F and have a baking pan greased and ready to go.
  • If you haven't already pounded your chicken breast halves, do so now- they need to be 1/4" thin.
  • Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil.
  • Using tongs, briefly dip spinach leaves one at a time into the boiling water to blanch- just a few seconds each leaf or they will get soggy- they should still be mostly raw.
  • Pat dry and set aside on a plate.
  • Pour finely chopped nuts into a small bowl and roll each chunk of boursin cheese in the nuts to coat and set aside (discard extra nuts that don't stick to cheese).
  • Lay pounded chicken breasts on top of a sheet of wax paper on your counter and season both sides of each breast half with some of the salt& pepper (to taste).
  • Set 1 well dried blanched spinach leaf on top of each piece of chicken, trimming with kitchen shears if needed so the spinach doesn't extend over the edge of the chicken piece.
  • Next,place a nut coated cheese chunk on top of each chicken piece in the center.
  • Fold chicken ends up over the cheese to make a bundle, securing with toothpicks if needed.
  • Set chicken rolls in a greased baking pan and cover with foil (season with more salt& pepper to taste).
  • Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 30 minutes or until chicken is tender and cooked all the way through.
  • Meanwhile,combine wine,dressing,and jam in a small skillet.
  • Cook over medium-high heat until reduced by half (this may take several minutes- be patient and don't be tempted to raise the heat to quicken the process).
  • If the sauce is ready before the chicken, simply remove from burner and reheat slightly before pouring over the cooked chicken.
  • If you like, decorate each plate with a garnish of fresh rasperries and a few sprigs of fresh green herbs (optional step).
  • Remove cooked cooked chicken to serving plates,with raspberry sauce ladled over the top (removing toothpicks before serving) and garnished if desired.

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  1. Sharon123
    Heather, I thought all of the ingredients for this were excellent! I don't eat meat, so my husband rated this and he liked it, and said to give it 4 stars! I loved the sauce and served it with some of the Boursin cheese and the sauce. Thanks for a good recipe!!!
  2. The Flying Chef
    Absolutely outstanding, enjoyed by all the chicken, superb and the sauce wonderful. I have to say I was a little skeptical about the sauce was it going to be to vinegary or too sweet neither one, perfect. I made mine with rice zucchini patties it was so yummy, a lovely combination. The only thing I did different was to brown the breast before cooking it in the oven to give it a nice colour. I will be making this over and over again, thanks for sharing.
  3. lisacheryl
    I LOVED this recipe. I instead used frozen spinach which worked well. I made mashed potatoes as a side dish and mixed in it the leftover boursin cheese, which made it go well with the main dish.
  4. Debber
    Hall-of-fame keeper! A little bit putzy, but definitely worth the effort. I looked up Boursin cheese on 'Zaar, decided we could substitute some cranberry-Cheddar cheese instead leftover from the Christmas cheese box from hubby's boss. We used some of the salad dressing made up for recipe #68166 (Mixed Greens w/Raspberries & Walnuts) from your romantic menu. Hmmmm!!! Jam from our own garden. Another mmmm! The sauce is what makes this so special.
  5. pammyowl
    The only change I made was to cut the vinegar to 1 tablespoon. Oh, and I used pecans. Really good, Thanks!



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