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Chicken Breast Roasts with Savoury Stuffing

Perfect for 4 but easy to double for a larger dinner party, this dish is ideal for both casual weekend suppers and special occasions.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 45 min

Ingredients

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast, filets removed
2 tbsp vegetable oil
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup onions, minced
1/4 cup celery, minced
2 tbsp savoury, fresh
or
2 tsp savoury, dried
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup chicken broth

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; add onion, celery and savory. Cook until tender. Remove from heat and stir in crumbs until well mixed. Stir in chicken broth. Stuffing should be moist enough to shape into 2 logs.

  3. Put chicken breasts between layers of wax paper and pound to about ½ inch (1 cm) thickness. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place, smooth side down, on a cutting board.

  4. Place 1 stuffing log down the middle of one chicken breast. Place a second chicken breast, smooth side up, on top of the stuffing. Tie breasts together securely with string so the stuffing is sandwiched in between. Repeat with the remaining two breasts. These are called chicken breast roasts and each roast serves two.

  5. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and brown the roasts on all sides. Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the chicken (not the stuffing) reads 165°F (74°C).

  6. To serve, remove string and slice each roast in 6. Serve with roasted potatoes.

Helpful Tip

Adapted from a recipe from Hotel Newfoundland.

Nutrition Info

Per 340 g serving Amount
Calories580
Protein65 g
Fat24 g
Saturated Fat9 g
Carbohydrate21 g
Fibre2 g
Sugar2 g
Cholesterol185 mg
Sodium580 mg
Per 340 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium25
Calcium8
Iron15
Vitamin A10
Vitamin C8
Vitamin B685
Vitamin B1257
Folate20
Zinc29