Tested till perfect Leek and Cheese Chicken Breasts

Leek and Cheese Chicken Breasts

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: February 2009

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  • Portion size 2

Ingredients

  • 4 tsp 4tspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup 2/3cupthinly sliced leeks, (white and light green parts only)
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspdried thyme
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupdry white wine
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupshredded Gruyère cheese
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspdrained and chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspchopped fresh parsley
  • 2 2boneless chicken breastchicken breasts, (with skin)
  • 1 pinch 1pincheach of salt and pepper
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Preparation

In large ovenproof skillet, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook leeks and thyme, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in wine and bring to boil; cook, stirring, until no liquid remains, about 2 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Mix in cheese, parsley and tomatoes. Set aside.

Cut chicken in half almost but not all the way through; open like book. Divide filling over 1 side of each breast. Fold over; secure edge with toothpicks. Brush with remaining oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In same skillet, brown chicken over medium-high heat. Bake in 425?F (220?C) oven until no longer pink inside, about 15 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per serving without skin : about

cal 404 pro 36g total fat 26g sat. fat 8g
carb 4g fibre 1g chol 117mg sodium 148mg

% RDI:

calcium 20 iron 12 vit A 11 vit C 12
folate 9
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