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Elegant Savory Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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“The stars were aligned!!! I had some of my favorite ingredients on-hand and put together this simple yet elegant chicken dish during our last snow storm. Pounding the chicken ensures a tender chicken breast. Browning the chicken before baking gives a beautiful brown color and really holds the bundle together. Finishing in the oven, the chicken cooks evenly throughout and plumps the chicken leaving it very juicy.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
2
YIELD:
1 Stuffed Chicken Breast
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Butterfly and pound the chicken breasts between 2 sheets of plastic wrap to 1/4 inch.
  3. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken.
  4. Place goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes or artichokes in the center of each breast.
  5. Roll the chicken together like an envelope and secure using a few toothpicks.
  6. Heat 1 teaspoon oil and butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  7. Place the chicken in the pan, top side down and brown on all 4 sides (about 2 minutes each side), the chicken firms and holds together quickly making this easy to do.
  8. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and bake for 15 minutes.
  9. When the chicken is cooked through, remove the toothpicks and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  10. Use the pan to toss whole wheat pasta in the pan drippings, adding a few sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts. Add a little oil from these jars if you need to.

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