Chimichurri Chicken en Croute Recipe

Chimichurri Chicken en Croute Recipe

This recipe is for chicken breasts seasoned with chimichurri sauce and baked in puff pastry—an elegant dinner.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Season the chicken breasts generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Step 2

    Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté the chicken breasts in the butter until lightly browned on both sides. Chill chicken for 20 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Stir the chimichurri sauce into the cream cheese until well mixed.
  4. Step 4

    On a floured surface, roll out the pastry sheet to a 14-inch square. Cut pastry into 4 (7-inch) squares.
  5. Step 5

    Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  6. Step 6

    Spread 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture in the middle of each pastry sheet. Place a chicken breast in each square, on top of the cheese, centered in the pastry square.
  7. Step 7

    Brush the edges of the pastry squares with beaten egg. Fold the corners up over the chicken and seal the edges completely.
  8. Step 8

    Place the chicken breasts, seam-side down, on a cookie sheet lined with foil or parchment. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the pastry is golden brown and chicken is cooked through. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.