Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Stuffed Chicken BreastsRecipe Blog Post
4 tablespoons Single Estate Extra Virgin Olive oil
4 chicken breasts
12-16 oz mushrooms chopped
1 tablespoon O&V Tuscan dipper seasoning **
1 small shallot, minced
5-6 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons white wine (or chicken stock)
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Panko breadcrumbs
3-4 tablespoons of Chopped herbs (parsley, basil, oregano combination)
Salt and pepper to taste
½ shallot, minced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped thyme
¼ cup Chicken broth
Preheat oven to 400F
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a sauté pan, add mushrooms and seasoning mix
Sauté for 5-8 minutes allowing the mushrooms to caramelize. Add shallots and garlic to the pan and sauté another 3-5 minutes till fragrant.
Add the white wine/stock and cook till reduced and the mixture is not watery
Add cheese, chopped herbs, and breadcrumbs, stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste and take off the stove
While the mushroom mixture is cooling, cut a pocket in the chicken breasts cutting a slit horizontally through the chicken about ¾ of the way. The slit should run about 4-5 cm long. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on each chicken piece.
Once the mushroom mixture is cool enough to handle, stuff each pocket with the mixture by creating an elongated ball of the mixture with your hands, and then inserting it into the pocket. Don’t overstuff, or the stuffing will come out of the chicken as it cooks
In an ovenproof pan heat the remaining oil on medium-high heat and brown the stuffed chicken. Remember, you are not trying to cook it through, just browning both sides of each piece
Then place the ovenproof pan with the chicken in the oven for 7-10 minutes
Remove the pan from, the oven and remove the chicken pieces from the pan onto a plate. Keep warm by covering with foil
Place the pan on medium heat to make the gravy and add shallots, garlic, and thyme to the pan. Sauté in the juices of the chicken
Add chicken broth to make a gravy and pour over chicken
Serve with pan sautéed asparagus (or any veggie of your choice) and a starch, I love it with some fresh Italian bread and a little Extra virgin Olive oil for dipping.
** I love the robustness of this O&V Tuscan seasoning mix, it adds great flavor and depth to the dish, but you can add any blend of Italian seasoning.