This is a clever way to cook chicken but I chose the hottest day of the summer to make these packages and I wouldn't suggest you follow suit. Instead, a nice fall or winter day would be perfect!
The filling has cream cheese, onion, parsley and cooked bacon, now who doesn't like that combination?
And puff pastry just can't be beat!!!
4 chicken breasts
4 sheets puff pastry, thawed
Diced onion to taste (1/4 - 1/2 cup)
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
Italian parsley, chopped (a nice handful)
6 slices bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
1 large egg, beaten
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix together the cream cheese, parsley and onion...then add the crumbled bacon. Set aside.
Make a deep cut into the chicken breast and fill with cream cheese mixture.
Roll out the puff pastry just a little to make it easier to manipulate.
Place the chicken breast in the middle of the pastry, sprinkle with salt and pepper, brush edges of pastry with beaten egg and wrap into a package.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 30 - 45 minutes (depends on thickness of chicken breast).
This is filling and delicious but it certainly warms up a kitchen!