Spinach & Lemon Basil Stuffed Chicken "Mutsiyas" (Boneless)

1
Connie "Kiyu" Guerrero

By
@conchik

This is an old island chicken stuffing recipe, however we normally don't stuff the whole chicken like I did here. We usually stuff only the neck and breast part of the chicken. We call this "Mutsiyas" in my language. This has always been my favorite island dish. My friends love them so much that I decide to just post the recipe for my JAP friends as well. Hope you like them. :-)

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
2 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 large
    whole chicken (de-boned)
  • 4 large
    chicken breast (finely chopped)
  • 3 large
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon zest, grated
  • 2 pkg
    fresh spinach (large package - chopped)
  • 1 c
    green onions (finely diced)
  • 1 c
    fresh lemon basil (chopped)
  • 2 large
    eggs (for stuffing mixture)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt and pepper (add gradually to your taste)
  • 2 clove
    fresh garlic (chopped)
  • 1 large
    onion (chopped)
  • 1 medium
    red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 c
    string beans (finely chopped)
  • 2 large
    egg, hard boiled (for stuffer)
  • 1 c
    chicken broth, low salt (divide)
  • 1 Tbsp
    red chili pepper - finely chopped (optional for heat)
  • 1/2 c
    white wine, dry
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin

How to Make Spinach & Lemon Basil Stuffed Chicken "Mutsiyas" (Boneless)

Step-by-Step

  1. The first step before stuffing the chicken is to remove the bones. The bones are removed from the opening in the bottom of the chicken, without cutting or breaking the outer enclosure. The stuffed chicken keeps its shape!
  2. Cut chicken breast to small pieces process little amount repeatedly through a food processor fitted with metal blades until they are reduced to a fine chopped pieces. Place into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Repeatedly through a food processor, add the spinach, lemon basil, green onions, red bell pepper, string beans, and the garlic and onions. Add them into the mixture together with the chopped breast.
  4. Add the salt and pepper and fresh lemon juice,lemon zest and (1/2)chicken broth (optional: add your other favorite spices) - Finally, add the 2 fresh eggs into the bowl. Mix them all together until all ingredients are well mixed and blended.
  5. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  6. Stuff the wing cavities first, then the legs and thighs,. . and finally the body, until all the stuffing is used.
  7. Place the boiled eggs in the center of the stuffed chicken.
  8. Close the openings with metal pins and kitchen string.
  9. Preheat oven 360 F. Place the chicken in a oiled oven pan. Add herbs on top of the chicken.
  10. Drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil. Cover with aluminum foil and place in the oven.
  11. Remove aluminum foil after about 1 hour.
  12. When the chicken is browned, add wine. After the wine is evaporated add (1/2)broth and finish cooking until inside temperature will reach 185 F (check with meat thermometer). The chicken will cook for a total of about 2.5 to 3 hours.
  13. Decorate with salad leaves, herbs, and orange slices.

Printable Recipe Card

About Spinach & Lemon Basil Stuffed Chicken "Mutsiyas" (Boneless)

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Healthy



Show 11 Comments & Reviews

24 Gourmet Cheeseburger Recipes

24 Gourmet Cheeseburger Recipes


There are burgers, and then there are BURGERS. Warning, these cheeseburgers are going to make you drool. Not for the faint of heart, these gourmet cheeseburgers are cheesy, overloaded with mouth-watering toppings, and sandwiched between buttery perfect buns. Better yet – you can easily make them at home. From sweet and spicy to breakfast inspired […]

17 Sweet and Savory Butternut Squash Recipes

17 Sweet and Savory Butternut Squash Recipes


All hail fall’s favorite veggie – butternut squash! Well, technically it’s a fruit because of its seeds but most treat it a vegetable. Come cooler weather this sweet and nutty winter squash first makes an appearance on our produce shelves. Super versatile, butternut squash can be stuffed for a main meal, incorporated into a quick […]

12 Restaurant-Style Fried Rice Recipes

12 Restaurant-Style Fried Rice Recipes


Make restaurant-style fried rice at home! It may sound and look intimidating, but preparing fried rice is quite simple. A great way to use leftover white rice, too. From chicken fried rice to vegetable fried rice to fried rice with egg, these recipes will have your family thinking you ordered takeout.