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Pesto Chicken Dijon In Lemon Thyme Veloute

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For chicken
  Fresh basil 2 Tablespoon
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), peeled
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Mustard 2 Tablespoon (Pommery Type)
  Dijon mustard 1 Tablespoon
  Chicken breasts 8 Large, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
  Oil 2 Tablespoon (For Coating)
For veloutc
  Chopped thyme 1 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock 1 Quart
  Garlic 1⁄2 Clove (2.5 gm), cut in half crosswise
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Tablespoon (Juice Of 1/2 Lemon)
  Cornstarch 3 Tablespoon, mixed with just enough water to make a liquid

Preheat the oven to 400°.
In a food processor puree the basil, cheese, garlic, and olive oil to make a pesto.
Blend in the mustards.
Coat the underside of each breast with the mixture, then roll up, coated side in.
Brush oil onto the outside of each breast and place them in a baking dish.
Bake the chicken for 12 to 18 minutes or until firm.
Let the chicken stand for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing, then slice each breast into 5 even pieces.
Remove the stems from the thyme and finely chop the leafy part.
In a medium saucepan combine the stock, thyme, garlic, and lemon juice.
Bring the mixture to a boil.
Add the cornstarch mixture, reduce the heat, and simmer until the veloute reaches sauce consistency.
Strain and pour it over each chicken breast.
Reserve any remaining sauce for another recipe.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2648 Calories from Fat 929

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 105 g161.7%

Saturated Fat 20.7 g103.7%

Trans Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 727.6 mg242.5%

Sodium 2575.9 mg107.3%

Total Carbohydrates 95 g31.7%

Dietary Fiber 8.1 g32.5%

Sugars 17.6 g

Protein 314 g628.6%

Vitamin A 54.4% Vitamin C 86.5%

Calcium 77.4% Iron 98.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pesto Chicken Dijon In Lemon Thyme Veloute Recipe