Sunday, January 15, 2006

Pecan Crusted Goat Cheese Chicken with Fresh Basil Cream

Happy Birthday Dinner to Adam!

8 6 Oz. Boneless/Skinless Butter-flied Chicken Breasts
1-Cup Goat Cheese Mix (recipe follows)
Taste Salt & White Pepper
Egg Wash (recipe follows)
Pecan Breading Mix (recipe follows)

1. Pound The Chicken Breasts To 1/2" Thick, Be Sure To Make The Breast Uniform In Size.
2. Lightly Salt & Pepper The Breasts. With A Pastry Bag, Pipe 2 Oz. Of The Goat Cheese Mix Onto The Center Of The Breast, Fold In Half To Enclose, Envelope Style, The Goat Cheese.
3. Coat The Stuffed Chicken Breast With Flour, Remove Any Excess. Dip The Floured Breast Into The Egg Wash, Remove Any Excess. Coat The Egg Washed Breast With The Pecan Breading Making Sure To Cover The Entire Breast Evenly. Reserve, Refrigerated, Until Cooking Time.
4. To Cook, Fry In A Frying Pan With Corn Oil, Or In A Deep Fryer Until Golden Brown. Place The Fried Breasts In A Pre-Heated 350-Degree Oven For 6-8 Minutes, Or Just Until The Internal Temperature Reaches 140 Degrees (Use A Meat Thermometer)
5. Place On Serving Plates And Top With The Basil Cream Sauce. Garnish With Starch & Vegetables Of Your Choice.

Goat Cheese Mix:
1 Lb Cream Cheese
1 Lb. Goat Cheese
1/2-Cup Oven-Roasted Garlic Puree
1/4 Cup Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
Mix Cheeses, Garlic Puree, And Dry Ranch Dressing In Food Processor Until Well Blended.

Roasted Garlic Puree:
2 Cups Peeled Fresh Garlic Cloves
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tsp Salt

Coat Garlic With Oil And Season With Salt. Wrap In Foil And Bake At 375 Degrees For One Hour, Until Garlic Is Golden Brown. In Food Processor With Knife Blade, Process Garlic To A Smooth Puree.

Basil Cream Sauce:
2 Tbls. Butter
2 Tbsp Garlic, Minced
Pinch Salt
Pinch Fresh Pepper
1 Qt. Chicken Stock
1 Qt. Heavy Cream
1 Cup Fresh Basil Leaves, Julienne

In A Sauce Pan Over Medium Heat, Sautee The Garlic In The Butter Until Lightly Browned. Add The Chicken Stock And Simmer Until Reduced By Half. Add The Heavy Cream And Simmer To A Smooth Sauce Consistency. Season With Salt & Pepper, Add The Basil And Reserve Warm Until Service Time.

Pecan Breading Mix:
2 Cups Flour, All Purpose
2 Cups Pecan Pieces, Medium
1 Cup Pecan Meal
Pinch Salt
Pinch Fresh Pepper

In A Mixing Bowl, Combine All Ingredients Until Well Mixed.

Egg Wash:
4 Eggs
1/2 Cup Milk
Pinch Salt

In A Mixing Bowl, Combine All Ingredients Until Well Mixed.

A fantabulous meal by a fantabulous chef. Recipe compliments of Michale Ancho Chile Bar.


Blogger Amanda said...

This was to DIE for! My husband thought I was an amazing cook! :) Thanks!

5:55 PM


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