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Old 09-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #15
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This is really two new dishes I made, so first, I'll put the recipe for the chicken.

Phyllo-Wrapped Chicken with Sabayon Sauce

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.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen


8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
8 thin slices prosciutto
16 sheets phyllo pastry
3/4 cup (175 mL) butter, melted

Sabayon sauce:

4 egg yolks
3 tbsp (45 mL) chicken stock
2 tbsp (30 mL) dry vermouth
1/3 cup (75 mL) finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped basil
2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped oregano or thyme
1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper

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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 350F (180C) 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.


*You'll notice that sabayon sauce called for vermouth. Which I of course don't have. So I used the other recipe. Then did it again without the parsley, and added the herbs from this one.

*Also, I have not had prosciutto since I was young and in the Bahamas, when I ordered some and it came spoiled. I called and they said that was "the way it was supposed to be." So I never ate it since. I used black forest ham instead.

*I only made two of these; not eight.

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