Tested till perfect Roasted Hazelnut-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Roasted Hazelnut-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Photography by Matthew Kimura

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.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: October 2005

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  • Portion size 4

Ingredients

  • 4 4boneless chicken breastboneless chicken breasts, (about 6 oz/175 g each)
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsphazelnut oil
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspeach salt and pepper

Hazelnut Stuffing:

  • 1 tbsp 1tbsphazelnut oil
  • 1 1shallotshallots, minced
  • 1 1clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspdried thyme or fines herbes
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspeach salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupfresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped toasted hazelnuthazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspminced fresh parsley
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Preparation

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 Information Per serving: about

cal 345 pro 31g total fat 23g sat. fat 4g
carb 3g fibre 1g chol 97mg sodium 375mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 8 vit A 4 vit C 2
folate 5
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