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Chimichurri Chicken en Croute

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Chimichurri Chicken en Croute

Chimichurri Chicken en Croute

Marian Blazes

Chimichurri sauce mixed with cream cheese makes a tasty accompaniment to seasoned chicken breasts. The chicken and cream cheese are wrapped together inside a puff pastry shell and baked, resulting in tender, flavorful chicken, creamy sauce, and a flaky crust.

Chimichurri sauce is a garlicky green sauce, often served alongside grilled meats.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons chimichurri sauce (see link to recipe below)
  • 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

  2. Sauté the chicken breasts in the butter over medium heat until lightly browned on both sides. Chill chicken for 20 minutes.

  3. Stir the chimichurri sauce into the cream cheese.

  4. On a floured surface, roll out the pastry sheet to a 14 inch square. Cut pastry into four seven inch squares.

  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  6. Spread 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture in the middle of each pastry sheet. Place a chicken breast in each square, on top of the cheese, centered in the pastry square.

  7. Brush the edges of the pastry squares with beaten egg. Fold the corners up over the chicken and seal the edges completely.

  8. Place the chicken breasts, seam side down, on a cookie sheet lined with foil or parchment. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until pastry is golden brown and chicken is cooked through. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

Serves 4.

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Wow!, Member pdxmichele

This is becoming a staple in my house. I used a store bought chimichurri sauce and canola instead of butter but it was FANTASTIC. I was hard to limit myself to only one piece. I would make this for company. It was delicious as well as quick and easy.

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