Phyllo-Wrapped Chicken with Sabayon Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

Tender chicken stuffed with prosciutto, wrapped in pastry and served with a silky sauce is enough to dazzle anyone. It's particularly pleasing for the cook, who can make it well before the guests arrive.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Weekends: Spring 2003

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 prosciutto
  • 16 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 3/4 cups butter melted
Sabayon sauce:
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons dry vermouth
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped oregano
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper

Method

Cut chicken breasts in half horizontally almost but not all the way through; open like book. Brush with mustard; sprinkle with pepper and salt. Lay 1 prosciutto slice on each breast; fold breast over to enclose.

For each bundle, place 1 sheet of phyllo on work surface, keeping remainder covered with damp towel to prevent drying out. Brush with some of the butter; top with second sheet. Centre 1 breast on phyllo about 2 inches (5 cm) from 1 short edge; fold bottom then sides over chicken and roll up. Place, seam side down, on greased rimmed baking sheet; brush with some of the butter. (Make-ahead: Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.)

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until golden and chicken is no longer pink inside, about 45 minutes.

Sabayon sauce:
In large heatproof bowl or top of double boiler, whisk egg yolks until pale; whisk in stock and vermouth. Place over simmering water; whisk until thickened and frothy, 8 minutes. Whisk in parsley, basil, oregano, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve with chicken bundles.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 818 mg
  • Protein 34 g
  • Calories 566.0
  • Total fat 32 g
  • Saturated fat 16 g
  • Total carbohydrate 35 g

%RDI

  • Iron 20.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 12.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 25.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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