Sunday, May 10, 2009

04.26.09: springtime strawberries

Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Strawberry Gastrique
Cooking Light May 2009


1 cup chopped strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sherry vinegar
1/3 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
2 oz prosciutto, chopped
4 (6oz) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
cooking spray
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper

To prepare sauce, place strawberries in a small, heavy saucepan; partially mash with a fork. Stir in sugar, vinegar, broth, and coriander; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until reduced to 2/3 cup (about 30 minutes), stirring occasionally. Strain mixture through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids.

To prepare chicken, combine cheese, thyme, and prosciutto in a bowl. Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each chicken breast half to form a pocket; spoon 3 tablespoons cheese mixture into each pocket.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle both sides of chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned. Turn chicken over; cook 4 minutes or until done. Serve with sauce.

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