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    Basil Chicken Bites

    Ingredients

    24 Pieces
    1/2 lbbonesless chicken breasts, finely chopped
    1 cupPastene Plain or Italian Flavored Breadcrumbs
    3eggs, beaten
    1 tbspPastene Minced Garlic
    1/4 cuponion, finely chopped
    1/4 cupPastene Grated Parmesan Cheese
    1 tbspPastene Pesto Basil Sauce
    1/2 cupall-purpose flour
    3 cupschicken or vegetable stock, heated
    1/2 cupheavy cream or 35% cream
    2 tspPastene Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    salt and pepper

    Directions

    • In a bowl, mix chicken, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, onion, cheese and pesto. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate mixture 15 minutes.
    • Shape chicken mixture into small balls. Coat in flour, dip in beaten eggs and roll in Flavored Bread Crumbs. Refrigerate 1/2 hour.
    • Heat oil in skillet over high heat. Cook chicken balls until browned, then reduce heat and continue cooking until no trace of pink remains inside. Serve hot.

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