Chimichurri Chicken en Croute

Chimichurri Chicken en Croute

Marian Blazes / The Spruce

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
418 Calories
25g Fat
5g Carbs
41g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 418
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 185mg 62%
Sodium 424mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 384mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Chimichurri sauce mixed with cream cheese makes a tasty accompaniment to seasoned chicken breasts. The chicken and cream cheese are wrapped together inside a puff pastry shell and baked, resulting in tender, flavorful chicken, creamy sauce, and a flaky crust.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons chimichurri sauce

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed

  • 1 large egg

Steps to Make It

  1. Season the chicken breasts generously with salt and pepper.

  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté the chicken breasts in the butter until lightly browned on both sides. Chill chicken for 20 minutes.

  3. Stir the chimichurri sauce into the cream cheese until well mixed.

  4. On a floured surface, roll out the pastry sheet to a 14-inch square. Cut pastry into 4 (7-inch) squares.

  5. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  6. Spread 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture in the middle of each pastry sheet. Place a chicken breast in each square, on top of the cheese, centered in the pastry square.

  7. Brush the edges of the pastry squares with beaten egg. Fold the corners up over the chicken and seal the edges completely.

  8. Place the chicken breasts, seam-side down, on a cookie sheet lined with foil or parchment. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown and chicken is cooked through. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

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