Wait! Before you say, “Oh, I can’t make that!” Yes, yes you can. It’s EZ PZ, I swear to you! It’s simply flavored butter, in a chicken breast, in puff pastry. Simple. As. That. 😉 Really nothing fancy-pants at all!
Quintessentially, “elegance in simplicity”! Minimal ingredients. Maximum flavor. And budget friendly! Truly a show-stopper that you can serve to company proudly, even on a tight budget! 😀
Have a special occasion coming up? This is the ticket! 😉 Need a dish to impress the in-laws? This oughtta do it! 😉
And you can follow my recipe as written, or play around adding your own special touches! Have an herb blend of your own that pairs well with chicken? Go for it! Love Italian food? Add some finely grated parmesan cheese to the compound butter and wrap the chicken rolls in prosciutto before sealing with the puff pastry! 😀 The possibilities are fabulously endless! 😀
But I used what I had on hand, picked fresh straight from my herb garden! Fresh basil, thyme and oregano! You can’t go wrong with this classic combination! And my hubby and I being garlic lovers, you know that there was going to be a little fresh garlic in there as well! 😉 I wanted to brighten it up just a bit, so I also added some fresh finely grated lemon zest, too. Then just a little salt and pepper to taste! 😀 See? Simple! 😉
I really didn’t want to do the whole bread crumb/fry/bake thing, and knowing that I had a sheet of puff pastry in the freezer begging to be used, got me thinking, why not just do an “en croute”, “in pastry”, instead? It could not have worked out more beautifully! And so much less mess to clean up! My hubby and I actually preferred it this way over the traditional way! A new classic is born! Well, at least in our house it is! 😉 😀
I then just simply served it with my Quick Italian-Style Summer Garden Salad (coming soon) and my Herb Garden Rice Pilaf and dinner was something spectacular, enjoyed al fresco, out on the deck! A perfect ending to a warm summer day! 😀
So, I hope this recipe helps you out when you want or need something fancy, but don’t want to take out a second mortgage just to enjoy a nice dinner! It truly is easy to make and WOW is it ever good! I promise, you will very much impress and surprise your loved ones and guests with this beautiful dish!
Be sure stay tuned!! My package of chicken breasts that I thawed had three pieces of chicken in it. 😉 Wait until you see what I surprised my hubby with for lunch the next day using the last one!! 😉 😀
I hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far and fully enjoying the warm weather and sunshine! It will be fall before we know it, so get out there and enjoy! Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow! 😀
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