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					Recipe for: Italian Chicken Cordon Bleu Roll Ups
Ham and cheese stuffed chicken breasts wrapped around crunchy, sweet asparagus with fresh herbs and
a hint of nutty pesto. Serves 4


Ingredients                            Directions
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts   Trim asparagus spears to be roughly the same length.
4 teaspoons pesto                      Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add
                                       trimmed asparagus spears. Boil 2 minutes. Immediately
4 slices your favorite white cheese
                                       transfer asparagus to an ice cold water bath to stop the
(I prefer Gruyere, but Provolone,
                                       cooking and set the color. Drain.
Monterey Jack, Swiss or even
Fontina cheese would work nicely)      With a very sharp knife, cut each chicken breast in half
                                       horizontally to make 2 thin cutlets out of each breast. Pound
4 slices Prosciutto (very thinly
                                       each cutlet to create an even thickness across the breast.
sliced)
                                       Begin to layer remaining ingredients on top of chicken breast
16-20 thin asparagus spears
                                       cutlets. Begin by spreading 1 Tablespoon of pesto on each
4-5 Tablespoons olive oil              piece of chicken. Top with cheese, prosciutto and 4-5
Kosher salt and freshly ground         asparagus spears.
pepper to taste                        Starting on one side of the chicken breast, begin to roll up
                                       ingredients around the asparagus. If the rolls do not stay
                                       together, secure with a toothpick. Season roll ups with salt
                                       and pepper to taste.
                                       In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add
                                       chicken rolls and cover. Cook 4-5 minutes. Turn the roll ups.
                                       Cover. Cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until chicken is
                                       done.
                                       Transfer to a serving plate.




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