Gorgonzola-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Strawberry Gastrique

This month’s Cooking Light had an entire section on strawberries. And I dog-eared just about every page within that section. I don’t know, something about strawberry mixed with just about anything is something I can’t resist.

Like this recipe. Unbelievably delicious. It’s a dish you think you should feel guilty about. Nothing about it tastes like a “healthy” recipe – it’s rich and sweet and decadent. And we ate every last bite with an incredible amount of gusto, practically licking the last bits of strawberry sauce off the plate when we were done.

Yes, sir-ee… this one we’ll be making again. and again. and again…

Gorgonzola-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Strawberry Gastrique

Makes 4 servings. Recipe from Cooking Light.


Ingredients:

Sauce:

1 cup chopped strawberries

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup sherry vinegar

1/3 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

1/4 teaspoon ground coriander


Chicken:

1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

2 ounces prosciutto, chopped

4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Cooking spray

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Directions:

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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6 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. that looks soooooooooo good. make that for me next time i visit. put it on the list now so we don’t forget!!! i LOVE strawberries! :)

    Robs

  2. This may be a short comment, but I just want to say “YUM!”

  3. oh wow this looks so yummy. So inviting! I am definitely going to attempt making this.

  4. Wow and Yum. Glad you found a winner recipe in Cooking Ligth!
    Now I wish I could transport a flat of just picked, and I mean while Sally and I watched, entire flat of strawberries for only $5, to you!!!!

  5. ooops, typo, Cooking Light!

  6. Beautiful pictures! This looks delicious. I made a chicken recipe with raspberry sauce a while ago… amazing what a little fruit can do to perk up chicken!

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