Chicken Surprise Packages

Course : Chicken
Serves: 6
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Ingredients:

6 small boneless half chicken breasts
6 stalks asparagus
3 ounces Heluva Good Mild Colby Cheese
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup pine nuts -- 2 1/4oz, finely chop
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon salt and pepper -- to taste
1 jar pesto sauce -- 6.35oz, oil drained
1 cup heavy cream
 

Preparation / Directions:

Pound chicken breasts to an even 1/4 inch thickness and set aside. Snap off tough bottoms of asparagus. Place in boiling water and cover for 1 minute. Drain, rinse with cold water; then pat dry. Cut asparagus from tip down stalk into 3 inch lengths. Cut cheese into sticks 1/2 inch high x 1/2 inch wide by 3 inches long. Set aside. Combine bread crumbs, parmesan and pine nuts in a bowl. In another bowl beat eggs with a fork. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place a stick of colby and an asparagus spear next to one long edge of each breast. Roll breast around ingredients tucking in ends to form a neat package. Secure with a toothpick. Dip each package in egg and then in breadcrumb mixture. Make a double coating by dipping again into egg then crumbs. Place packages in a baking dish and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees F. While the chicken is baking combine pesto and cream ina small saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce 2 minutes until lightly thickened. Serve pesto cream sauce over Chicken Surprise Packages. Makes 6 servings. Baking time: 25 minutes.

 

Nutritional Information:

319 Calories (kcal); 29g Total Fat; (80% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 156mg Cholesterol; 236mg Sodium


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