Roasted Red Pepper / Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Recipe by Derf2440
READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F degrees.
  • Rinse chicken breasts and dry with paper towel.
  • Meanwhile, steam asparagus to tender crisp, about 3 minutes; set aside.
  • One at a time place chicken breast halves between pieces of plastic wrap, inside up.
  • Pound carefully with a meat mallet to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Remove top pieces of plastic wrap.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken to taste.
  • Place 2 prosciutto salami slices, overlapping if necessary to completely cover chicken.
  • Place Swiss cheese slices over prosciutto.
  • Pat red pepper dry with paper towel and place half a roasted red pepper over cheese.
  • Place one asparagus spear near one edge of pepper, roll chicken with layers around the asparagus, using the bottom piece of plastic wrap to help roll it.
  • Roll as tightly as possible, use toothpicks to close if necessary.
  • Repeat for all 4 breasts.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter with 1 tablespoon olive oil in large non stick frypan.
  • Place chicken roll ups, seam side down in hot frypan, reduce heat and brown on all sides, until golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove chicken roll ups and place in 9x13-inch oven proof dish, seam side down; set aside.
  • Add wine to hot frypan, deglaze pan, add remaining olive oil and butter to frypan, add basil leaves and salt and pepper to taste to frypan.
  • On medium heat, simmer until reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
  • Spoon/pour wine/basil reduction onto chicken, be sure to get some basil leaves on each piece.
  • Place dish with chicken on middle rack of 350°F degree oven, roast for 25 to 30 minutes until roll ups are heated through and chicken is no longer pink.
  • Remove roll ups to platter, let rest for 10 minutes.
  • With a sharp knife cut each one into 4 pieces. (Cut thinner slices to use for appetizer.)
  • Arrange on platter cut side up, overlapping in 4 rows.
  • Spoon/pour juice from oven dish over; garnish with extra asparagus spears and strips of roasted red pepper.
  • Serve warm or cold.
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