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Boneless Breast Of Chicken With Mock Chestnut Dressing

Ingredients

  • 6 ea Chicken Breasts
  • 2 ea Garlic Cloves; crushed
  • 1/4 ts Pepper
  • pn Salt
  • 6 ea Green or Red Pepper rings, for garnish
  • 6 ea Mushroom caps, for garnish

TOP-OF-THE-STOVE METHOD:

  • 1 lg Onion; diced
  • 1 ea Bay Leaf
  • 1 sm Green Pepper; diced
  • 4 tb Oil
  • 2/3 c Water
  • 2 ts Chicken Soup Powder 2 Bouillon Cubes
  • 2 tb Flour, for thickening

STUFFING:

  • 1 3/4 c Bread Crumbs
  • 1 c Onions; diced
  • 1 ea Carrot; grated
  • 2 ea Celery Stalks; diced
  • 1/8 ts Pepper
  • 1/8 ts Salt
  • 2 tb Margarine
  • 1/4 c Whole Bran
  • 1/2 c Peas; fresh or frozen
  1. Flatten chicken breasts with a mallet or your palm. Rub with garlic, pepper and salt. Let stand to absorb flavors while preparing stuffing. Combine all stuffing ingredients. Place 2 heaped tablespoons of stuffing in the center of each chicken breast. Wrap chicken around stuffing and shape into an oval.

TOP-OF-THE-STOVE METHOD:

  1. In a Dutch oven, or skillet with a cover, saute onion, bay leaf and green pepper in oil untilonion is tender. Add stuffed breasts, seam side down, and cook uncovered over medium heat for 15 minutes. Add water and soup powder or bouillon cubes. Cover and simmer for about 15 more minutes.
  2. Thicken gravy by disolving flour in cold water and stirring into pan until thickened and smooth. Baste breasts 2-3 times. Place a pepper ring and a mushroom cap on top of each breast.
  3.  Cover and cook over low heat for an additional 15 minutes.

OVEN METHOD:

  1. Roast stuffed breasts, seam side down, uncovered in a preheated 375F oven for 20 minutes.
  2. Top each breast with a pepper ring and a mushroom cap, and continue roasting for 20-30 minutes. Baste occasionally.

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