Chicken in Puff Pastry

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 32mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 430 degrees F.
  • Combine cheese, basil, garlic, salt and pepper in processor until smooth and basil is finely chopped.
  • Unfold both pieces of pastry carefully.
  • Roll out on lightly-floured surface to 14 x 10 inch rectangle about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Cut in half crosswise into 7 x 10 inch rectangle; repeat with second sheet of pastry.
  • Spread ¼ of cheese mixture lengthwise, in approximate size of chicken breast, across center of each rectangle.
  • Place chicken breast over, skinned side down.
  • Lift long sides of pastry to meet in center over top of chicken; pinch overlap and short ends to enclose chicken snuggly.
  • Trim away excess pastry leaving pinched overlap.
  • Arrange seam side down, 2 inches apart, on a greased baking sheet; brush generously with beaten egg.
  • Bake until puffed and golden and chicken is cooked through, 18-22 minutes.
  • Note: Using Boursin Cheese in this recipe in place of the cream cheese is very nice, too.
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