Herb filled Chicken Rolls with Puff Pastry

Herb filled Chicken Rolls with Puff Pastry

Today’s post is about a very elegant recipe.  It is great for a special occasion (I made this during the Christmas holidays) or a romantic dinner… It requires a little extra work, but it is much easier than what it seems.  These Herb filled Chicken Rolls with Puff Pastry are delicious!  I love the filling as the herbs give it an amazingly hearty, yet delicate flavour.  I thought the idea of serving them on top of cheesey puff pastry rounds was quite clever and I also liked the creamy sauce that contrasts with the crunch of the pastry.  The wilted spinach add a touch of health and colour, so they are a welcome addition.  All in all, this dish is a winner and it is sure to impress your family, guests or loved ones!  Enjoy… and don’t forget to bookmark this and make it for Valentine’s Day!

Herb filled Chicken Rolls with Puff Pastry

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Herb filled Chicken Rolls with Puff Pastry
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8
Ingredients
Puff Pastry Rounds
  • 2 sheets Puff Pastry
  • 20 gms – 1 tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated
Filling
  • 5 slices of sandwich bread
  • 20 gms – 1 tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated
  • 3 tbsp mixed fresh herbs (chives, thyme, sage, rosemary, parsley), finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Chicken Rolls, Sauce and to Assemble
  • 450 gms – 1 lb. chicken breast
  • 1 bunch spinach, wilted
  • 2 tbsp Honey mustard or Dijon mustard
  • 200 ml – 6 ¾ oz. cream
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Puff Pastry Rounds
  1. Roll the puff pastry into a thin sheet (2 mm – ⅙ inch) and cut out 8x7 cm (2 ¾ inches) circles.
  2. Prick the circles of dough with a fork so that they do not puff up too much in the oven.
  3. Put them on an oven tray covered with baking paper, brush them with a little water and sprinkle them with half the grated Parmigiano Reggiano.
  4. Bake them in a pre heated oven at 200°C – 395°F for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Filling
  1. Put the slices of bread, chopped herbs and chopped shallot in an electric mixer and blend until combined.
  2. Add the milk, extra virgin olive oil, grated Parmigiano Reggiano, salt and pepper. Mix well and keep aside.
Chicken Rolls, Sauce and to Assemble
  1. Gently flatten the chicken breasts with a meat mallet.
  2. Spread the filling and roll the chicken breasts tight.
  3. Secure the rolls with toothpicks.
  4. Put the rolls in an oven proof dish with 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and some sprigs of thyme.
  5. Bake in a pre heated oven at 200°C – 395°F for 25 minutes or until cooked through. Half way through the baking process, add ¼ cup of white wine.
  6. When ready, pour the chicken juices in a small saucepan.
  7. Add the cream and mustard and simmer for a few minutes, until the sauce thickens a little. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Remove the toothpicks from the chicken rolls and slice them into 2 cm – ¾ inch thick slices.
  9. Serve them on top of the puff pastry rounds accompanied with the sauce. Add some wilted spinach and serve warm.

Herb filled Chicken Rolls with Puff Pastry

Herb filled Chicken Rolls with Puff Pastry

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