Cheese-Stuffed Chicken

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11Ingredients
70Minutes
440Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (Grated)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
  • 2 teaspoons fresh tarragon (Chopped)
  • freshly ground pepper
  • salt
  • 4 chicken breast halves (boneless and skinless, 4 to 5 ounces each)
  • 8 pastry (shts phyllo dough)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (Melted)
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    Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Place the cheeses, softened butter, parsley, tarragon, 1/2 tsp pepper and 1/4 tsp salt in a bowl. Beat and mash the ingredients together until they form a stiff paste... your fingers or a big wooden spoon are the best tools for this job. Divide the mixture into 4 finger-shaped logs, each about 3-inches long. Set aside. Flatten each chicken breast by placing it between 2 sheets of plastic wrap or waxed paper, and pounding with a mallet or rolling pin until roughly 1/4" thick and 5 or 6" across. Season the chicken lightly with salt and pepper. Place a cheese log in the center of each breast, then roll and fold the chicken around the cheese to enclose it completely.
    3. Place a sheet of phyllo dough on your work surface. Top with a second sheet, and brush lightly with melted butter. Set a chicken in the center of one of the narrower ends, then roll it up in the phyllo, tucking the ends of the dough under to enclose the chicken, and make a neat package. Form the remaining packages the same way. Place them, folds down in a 13x9-inch baking dish, and brush with remaining melted butter. Bake about 40 minutes, or until sizzling and well browned.
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    NutritionView More

    440Calories
    Sodium23% DV540mg
    Fat48% DV31g
    Protein75% DV38g
    Carbs1% DV2g
    Fiber3% DV<1g
    Calories440Calories from Fat280
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat31g48%
    Saturated Fat18g90%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol170mg57%
    Sodium540mg23%
    Potassium630mg18%
    Protein38g75%
    Calories from Fat280
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate2g1%
    Dietary Fiber<1g3%
    Sugars0g0%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C8%
    Calcium25%
    Iron8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.