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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Chicken Braciole with Alfredo Sauce

Shortly after I posted my mom's Braciole recipe, (while my parents where here visiting) we met my mom's cousin's, who live here in Arizona, for brunch.  We were chatting about my blog when Johanna made a couple suggestions for meals I post.  This was one of those suggestions:  Chicken Braciole with Alfredo Sauce.  I figured since I had created a pretty dang good alfredo sauce when I made the Christmas pasta recently, why not give this one a shot.  I've even made a chicken braciole before, so the only thing I  had to do was bring the two together.  So, a big thank you Johanna (by the way, spam is next on my list)...this was a great idea and it turned out to be incredible!  The alfredo sauce works so well to compliment the delicate chicken flavor.  If you enjoy braciole at all, you will love this one for sure!

Chicken Braciole with Alfredo Sauce
Inspired by Johanna W.
Printable Recipe 
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup dried Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1 bunch parsley, chopped
olive oil
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1 pint heavy cream
1-2 cups freshly shredded parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Pound the chicken breasts between two sheets of parchment paper.  Flatten to about 1/4 inch thick.  In a small bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, parmesan, garlic, and parsley together.  Add enough olive oil to make a paste.  Evenly spread the paste onto the bottom of the chicken.  Roll as tightly as you can and secure with toothpicks or cotton string.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a skillet (if you have an oven proof one, now is the time to use it, you will use less dishes!!), over medium heat, add 1 teaspoon olive oil.  Carefully add the chicken and quickly sear each side of the chicken.  Place oven proof skillet, or put chicken into a baking dish, in oven and let bake 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt the butter over medium low heat.  Add the flour and stir to combine.  Let cook for 1 minute.  Slowly whisk in the heavy cream.  Sprinkle in cheese a little at a time (the more cheese you add the more parmesan flavor you will get) until melted and smooth.  Season with garlic salt and pepper.  Let simmer on very low heat until thickened. (Do not let this boil or you will get a grainy sauce)

To serve, place a small amount of angel hair pasta on a plate.  Place the chicken braciole on the pasta and pour the alfredo sauce over everything.  Enjoy!!

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Michael Toa said...

The chicken looks wonderful. It looks so moist and alfredo sauce and pasta, I am definitely eating. What are you gonna do with spam?

Big Dude said...

Looks like a definite keeper

Mary said...

What a fabulous dish. This one is a keeper for sure. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

I wish there was a better word than YUM for something that looks so good!! Love this idea, and well you smother anything in Alfredo sauce & its bound to be delicious :) My hubby would LOVE this one Jenn, its bookmarked for sure!

Cranberry Morning said...

Who needs Olive Garden when you've got this??! I just printed out the recipe and will make it this week. How delicious! Then again, Alfredo sauce with anything is delicious.

Pam said...

Rich. Creamy. Decadent. Delicious!

Yenta Mary said...

That is absolutely picture-perfect and sounds just incredibly, fabulously delicious!!!

StephenC said...

As an old friend of mine used to say, "Neato!" It's bookmarked! Thanks.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Chicken? I've never seen Chicken Braciole! What a great take on the classic for my waist! Thanks!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Jennifurla said...

Never tried this, looks like the perfect dinner for my family.

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

Sign me up for a big plate of this deliciousness - YUM!!! Thanks for sharing:)

Chris said...

This sounds tastemzing! (tasty + amazing)

Would it be too twisted for me to use the leftover chicken alfredo sauce from tonight and put it inside chicken breast?

marybinashland said...

Just had this for dinner husband is worshiping me...

vickdn said...

Well that sounds tasty! I've seen this done with flank steak but not chicken. I hope to try this soon!