Chicken breasts with herbed cream cheese, wrapped in puff pastry and baked. Very easy and delicious dish, it's good for company!
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 (4 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese with chives
- 4 puff pastry shells
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper, and place in hot oil; cook for 5 minutes, turning to brown evenly. Remove skillet from heat.
Roll out pastry shells as thinly as possible so that it is big enough to fit around a chicken breast. Spread 2 ounces of cream cheese on one chicken breast, place in the center of a pastry sheet; fold the pastry around the chicken, and pinch the pastry edges together very tightly to seal. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Place the pastry-wrapped chicken breasts on a greased baking sheet.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.