Lip Smacking Chicken Pillows

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 45mins




  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Place one chicken breast cutlets between two pieces of clear plastic wrap; working from the center to the edges, pound the chicken lightly with a meat mallet, forming a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick; remove the plastic wrap.
  • Place all cutlets in a single layer on a work surface. Season both sides with salt, pepper, basil and cayenne.
  • Evenly distribute 1/2 the pine nuts (reserving 1/2 for garnish) on the cutlets, top with tomatoes, cheese and spinach leaves.
  • Roll up the chicken securing them up with string or tooth picks into bundles. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  • Coat each bundle with flour then dip into egg then back into flour.
  • Whisk the remaining flour (about 1-2 tablespoons) into 1/4 cup of the chicken stock and set aside.
  • In a large hot skillet cook chicken bundles in butter and oil 5-10 minutes turning until golden brown, adding additional butter if needed. Remove chicken and place in warm oven.
  • Place garlic in pan and saute for 2 minutes. Add 1/3 cup white wine to the garlic to deglaze the pan. Add chicken stock and the flour/stock mixture. Whisk till smooth and thicken if to thick add additional stock. Simmering for 5 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from oven top with sauce and garnish with pine nuts and fresh basil.