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Elegant Stuffed Chicken

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“This is a real winner in our family. The stuffing is positively delicious and it is a 'must' to use the honey and salt on top. I usually double the stuffing because we love it so much, and the chicken pocket looks better if stuffed to the fullest. A definite company meal.”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
SERVES:
6-8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium zucchini, shredded
  • 3 slices white bread, torn in small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 12 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 18 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 teaspoon salt (use more to sprinkle on the breasts)
  • 6 -8 chicken breasts (with skin)
  • 14 tablespoon honey, warmed (enough to generously brush each breast)

Directions

  1. Prepare stuffing: In 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter; add zucchini and cook till tender, about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. To the zucchini add the bread; stir in the eggs, cheese, pepper and salt.
  4. Carefully loosen the skin on each of the breasts by pushing fingers between skin and meat to form a pocket.
  5. Spoon some stuffing into each pocket.
  6. Place chicken in baking pan and bake@ 350 degrees for 50 minutes or till fork tender.
  7. Remove chicken from baking pan to serving platter.
  8. Brush with the warmed honey and sprinkle with salt.

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