Herbed Stuffed Chicken Papillotes with St. André

Description

The buttery flavor of St André cheese makes this dish irresistible. Yet, it's sinfully simple to make, and cleanup is a breeze. Because St André melts quickly, be sure yours is very cold before stuffing it in the chicken. You can even freeze the cheese for a few minutes beforehand.

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Ingredients

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Cheeses
Course
Soft-Ripened Cheeses
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Serves
4

* 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
(7-8 oz. each)
* 1 tsp. poultry seasoning
* 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/4 tsp. black pepper
* 4 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced
* 6 oz. Saint André cheese,
rind removed, quartered and well-chilled
* 4 tsp. olive oil
* 4 tsp. lemon juice
* 4 sheets parchment paper, 15" long

Methods/steps

* Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a small bowl, combine poultry seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

* Cut a pocket in each chicken breast. With chicken breast skin-side down, insert a sharp knife into the thinner end, following through to the thicker end to create a lengthwise pocket. Be careful not to puncture sides of chicken breast.

* Insert one slice of St André cheese into each pocket.
Rub each chicken breast with 1/2 tsp. of spice mixture.
Fold each parchment sheet in half, and cut a large heart shape using folded edge as the center.

* Unfold each paper heart and place 1 cup of mushrooms on one half, near the fold. Place chicken skin-side up with the opening to the pocket folded under to create a seal. Sprinkle chicken breast with 1 tsp. each olive oil and lemon juice. Continue with remaining chicken and mushrooms.

* Fold over other half of heart to enclose the chicken and mushrooms. Starting at the top of each heart, make small overlapping folds to seal the edges together. At the bottom of the heart, twist the last folds a couple of times and tuck under to make a tight seal.

* Bake for 25-30 minutes. Transfer packets to dinner plates and let sit for 5 minutes. Carefully cut an "X" in the top of each parchment package to allow steam to escape. Serve on plates or in bowls.

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Review by FromageLover101 , Friday, 11 September 2009 vote imagevote imagevote image
Yum! Delicious, fancy, but easy!
Review by FromageLover101 , Friday, 11 September 2009 vote imagevote imagevote image
Yum! Delicious, fancy, but easy!