Chicken, Mushroom and Prosciutto Rolls
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- 2 half chicken breast fillets (no skin, trimmed of fat)
- 1⁄2 onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 10 button mushrooms, finely sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup cream cheese
- 4 slices of thin prosciutto (or bacon)
- Sit your chicken breast on a chopping board and slice it all the way through the middle (like you are filleting a fish).
- You should have two almost identical top and bottom pieces of chicken.
- Repeat for the other breast; set aside.
- Heat 1 Tbsp oil in pan and add onion, fry until almost transparent and then add garlic. Stir occasionally.
- Cook for 2 minutes then add sliced mushrooms.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Put your chicken breast between two freezer bags and pound it so that it is quite thin then cut it half along the long edge.
- Ok you should now have four chicken pieces- spread each with cream cheese then divided the onion/mushroom mixture between them (spread the cream cheese and the mushroom all over the chicken).
- Roll the chicken up tightly then roll a piece of prosciutto around it and secure with a toothpick, repeat.
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan and over medium/high heat seal the chicken parcels on all sides.
- Lower the heat and continue cooking until chicken is cooked through (about 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of your breast-- lol).
- Either serve as is with your favorite sauce or cut into slices to serve as nibbles or entrée.
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I give this 5 stars because I screwed it up and it was still AMAZING. My family was absolutely THRILLED about this chicken. I topped these off with bearnaise sauce... which all said was perfect. Here's what I did that screwed it up: I cooked the mushrooms a bit with the onions and garlic --which the recipe does not call for -- this made the texture of the filling very silky and slippery and it was very difficult to get it to stay inside the chicken rolls. I should have followed correctly. Further - after filleting the chicken breasts, pounding them out and slicing them lengthwise, they were much too thin in width. I wish I had stopped at the filleting part and proceded to pound them out but not cut them in half lengthwise. I think it would have been much easier to handle and work with them. However... I added to the onion garlic mixture while cooking - a pinch of dill, a few pinches of salt, some pepper, and about a tablespoon of crushed red pepper. To top it off I added about 2 tbls parsely flakes. Then afterwards I added the mushrooms! I also wrapped these in thick sliced bacon as I didn't have the Proscuitto (and it was rather expensive as I trippled this recipe for my family size. Though it seemed as though everything was falling apart, It was truly awesome! Thank you for this recipe.