Roasted Hazelnut-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Roasted Hazelnut-Stuffed Chicken Breasts Author: Canadian Living Credits: Roasted Hazelnut-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Hazelnut oil can withstand roasting, but the flavour diminishes slightly, so drizzle a bit more over the chicken before serving to restore the uniquely nutty flavour.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken breast (about 6 oz/175 g each)
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
Hazelnut Stuffing:
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnut oil
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried fines herbes
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted hazelnut
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Method

Hazelnut Stuffing: In small skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry shallot, garlic, fines herbes, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Transfer to bowl; mix in bread crumbs, hazelnuts and parsley. Set aside.

With sharp knife held horizontally and starting from curved side, cut each chicken breast in half almost but not all the way through; open like book. Spoon 2 tbsp (25 mL) stuffing over 1 side, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) border uncovered. Fold uncovered side over; secure edge with toothpicks.

Brush chicken all over with 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place, skin side up, in small roasting pan; roast in 425°F (220°C) oven until no longer pink inside and skin is crispy, about 25 minutes. Remove toothpicks; cut each diagonally into 6 slices. Drizzle with remaining oil.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 375 mg
  • Protein 31 g
  • Calories 345.0
  • Total fat 23 g
  • Cholesterol 97 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g

%RDI

  • Iron 8.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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