3 cups strawberries (halve or quarter if large berries)
2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
¼ cup strawberry preserves
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 3 lbs)
3 oz. Parmesan or white cheddar cheese
6 large fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Snipped fresh basil
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a 3-quart baking dish, combine strawberries, vinegar and preserves. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and set aside.Cut a horizontal pocket in each chicken breast by cutting from one side almost (but not through) to the other side. Cut Parmesan cheese into six pieces, and stuff into chicken breast pocket. Sprinkle basil on top of the cheese, and secure pockets closed with wooden toothpicks or skewers. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, and set aside.
In a 12-inch-safe skillet, cook garlic in olive oil over medium heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes, or until golden brown, turning once. Transfer to oven, and bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Add baking dish with strawberry mixture to oven, and bake 10 to 13 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and the berries are softened and jam mixture has thickened. Serve chicken with melted strawberries, and sprinkle with basil.
And the winner is...
Ariana said... "Wow... I was JUST thinking about champagne cupcakes and then I came across your Tastespotting photo! My favourite cupcakes are definitely chai flavoured. I can't get enough of that spice! Congrats on your 100th post. :)
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