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Roquefort Chicken

No recipe image available.Breaded and baked chicken served with a creamy Roquefort sauce and topped with crumbled Roquefort cheese and chopped chives.

Recipe Ingredients:

Chicken:
1 cup fresh sourdough bread crumbs
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons dried whole thyme
3 tablespoon butter, melted
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon white wine Worcestershire sauce
8 chicken breast halves, skinned and boned

Roquefort Sauce:
1 shallot, chopped
1 celery rib with leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup white wine
1 (10.75-ounce) can chicken broth, undiluted
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoons crumbled Roquefort cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Crumbled Roquefort cheese for garnish (optional)
Fresh thyme for garnish (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Chicken: Combine first 5 ingredients in a shallow dish. Combine butter, oil, milk and Worcestershire sauce. Dip each chicken breast in milk mixture and then dredge in crumb mixture. Arrange chicken on a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan.
  2. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 30 to 35 minutes or until tender. Serve with Roquefort Sauce drizzled over chicken. Garnish with crumbled cheese and fresh thyme, if desired.
  3. For Roquefort Sauce: Sauté shallot and celery in butter in a medium saucepan until tender. Add wine and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup; about 15 minutes. Strain.
  4. Return broth mixture to saucepan. Add whipping cream, and return to a boil; reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes or until mixture is reduced to about 1 cup, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; add cheese and stir until cheese melts. Stir in chopped chives.

Makes 8 servings.

Tip: Blue cheese may be substituted for the Roquefort cheese.