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Mediterranean Chicken Wellington

Mediterranean Chicken Wellington

Today we have a great recipe for dinner entertaining that is particularly good for the holiday season because it can be prepared well in advance and just popped into the oven for about 45 minutes before serving. Serve it with a simple rice or pasta side dish and you’ve got a very impressive meal to serve your guests that doesn’t have you stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is enjoying the merriment.

1 pkg. (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed
4 large boneless chicken breasts
4 ounces feta cheese
¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
2 tbsp fresh oregano (or 2 tsp dried oregano)
½ cup chopped, pitted kalamata olives
Salt and pepper to season
1 egg
2 tbsp cold water

Butterfly the chicken breasts by laying them flat on a cutting board and using a sharp knife, cut half way through the meat horizontally, stopping at about ½ inch from the edge and before you cut them completely in half. Fold the breasts open and season with salt and pepper. Share the feta, olives, oregano and sun-dried tomatoes evenly among the 4 breasts and fold the other half of the breasts back over the filling.

Cut the puff pastry sheets in half and wrap a stuffed chicken breast in each piece. Brush all the edges of the pastry with an egg wash of 1 egg whisked together with 2 tbsp cold water. Brush the egg wash over the tops of the pastries as well and place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes until the pastries are a medium golden brown and the internal temperature has reached 180 degrees F on a meat thermometer. Let stand for about 10 minutes before serving.

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Friday 15th of June 2012

Even with a lot less bacon, this was delicious!

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