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Cheese-Stuffed Chicken

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Ingredients
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon, softened
  Shredded monterey jack cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shredded cheddar cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Boneless, skinless, chicken breasts 5 Ounce
  Phyllo dough sheets 8
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted (1/2 Stick)
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Dried tarragon/1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon 1⁄2 Teaspoon, chopped
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Combine the softened butter, Monterey Jack cheese and Cheddar cheese in a bowl; mash together with fingers or a wooden spoon until mixture is a thick paste.
Divide the cheese mixture into four 3 inch long finger shaped logs.
Pound the chicken 1/4 inch thick and 5 to 6 inches across between sheets of waxed paper.
Season lightly with salt and pepper.
Place a cheese log in the center of each chicken breast.
Roll and fold chicken around the log to enclose it.
Place 1 sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface.
Top with a second sheet and brush lightly with melted butter.
Place a chicken roll in the center of 1 of the narrower ends and roll the phyllo, tucking under the ends of the dough like a burrito.
Repeat with remaining 3 breasts.
Place the phyllo wrapped breasts seam side down in a 9x13 inch baking dish and brush with remaining melted butter.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until sizzling and well browned, or to 170 degrees on a meat thermometer inserted in the center of the chicken.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Chicken

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