2 years ago

Cheesy Basil
Chicken Roll-ups

This dish may look fancy, but it comes together fast! Great
for company, but simple enough for a weeknight.

4 servings
Preparation
time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless split chicken breasts
  • ½ cup Boursin cheese
  • 10-12 basil leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons (¼ stick) unsalted butter, melted

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Pound chicken between sheets of waxed paper or plastic wrap
    to a thickness of ¼ inch.
  3. Pat chicken dry.
  4. Spread cheese over the bottom half of each chicken piece.
  5. Spread basil leaves on top of cheese.
  6. Roll chicken up into tight cylinders, starting at one long
    side.
  7. Tie ends with string to secure.
  8. Dip chicken in egg, allowing excess to drip into bowl.
  9. Roll in breadcrumbs, shaking off excess. (Can be prepared 4
    hours ahead and refrigerated until ready to use.)
  10. Place chicken in baking dish and drizzle with 2 tablespoons
    melted butter.
  11. Bake until cooked through, about 20-30 minutes, until internal
    temperature reaches 165 F.
  12. Remove string from chicken and cut rolls crosswise into ½-inch-thick
    rounds. Spread rolls in fans on plates. Serve immediately, passing sauce
    separately.