Stuffed Poached Chicken with Blue Cheese Sauce

Ingredients

  • Parsley, Leek & Blue Cheese Sauce:
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped Parsley
  • 1 cup chiffonade Leek
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 litre fresh Cream
  • 125g Simonzola Cheese or more – depends on how strong you want it
  • Stuffed Poached Chicken Breast:
  • 4 Free Range Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tbsp. of finely chopped poached pear per chicken Breast
  • 1 Tbsp. of crumbled simonzola cheese per chicken Breast
  • 1 Tbsp. of Chiffonaded Parsley per chicken breast
  • 1 Tbsp. of Crushed Walnuts per chicken breast
  • Salt and Pepper to season
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. Canola Oil for frying
  • 1 Tbsp. Canola Oil to spread on Plastic Cling wrap
  • Plastic Cling wrap for each breast

Preparation

Add chopped onion, parsley & leek to pan and fry until soft

Add garlic (when you smell garlic, you are ready to go onto the next step, as to not burn garlic)

Add cream and reduce about just over half (do not season at this point)

Once reduced, add blue cheese and allow to melt and mix in

Add salt and pepper to taste

Squeeze of Lemon juice as final season

Butterfly the chicken breasts – season with Salt and Pepper

Combine the filling ingredients – Simonzola, Walnuts, Parsley, Poached Pear

Place the chicken breast on a lightly oiled sheet of plastic wrap

Put the filling on the inside of chicken breast and spread generously

Now you need to close and roll your chicken breast wrapping it tightly with plastic wrap forming a cylindrical tube shape.

Place your wrapped chicken tube into a pot of boiling water and simmer for about 20 minutes

Remove the chicken from the from the boiling water and set aside – allowing to cool

Gently remove the plastic once it cooled

Heat the Canola Oil in a frying pan

Now add your chicken and brown all the sides of the chicken until you have lovely golden brown colour

Remove from the frying pan and allow to rest for a few minutes – then using a sharp knife slice your chicken into round discs

Spoon the Simonzola Sauce over the chicken

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