Cherry Pecan Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Gretchen ***

By
@gcolie

My inspiration for this was a recipe for chicken breasts stuffed with sliced almonds and dried apricots. I made it my own way using the ingredients I already had - pecans and dried cherries.

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Stuffing a chicken breast is easy to do and elevates basic chicken. This version is stuffed with a creamy herb goat cheese and sweet, tart dried cherries. It's encrusted with a pecan crust. The chicken turns out perfectly moist and tastes amazing with the creamy cherry pecan filling. This is easy enough to prepare for a family dinner but can also be served as a fine dining dish. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 4
    boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 c
    plain bread crumbs
  • 1/3 c
    pecan chips
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • STUFFING

  • 1/4 c
    dried cherries
  • 1/4 c
    pecan chips
  • 3 oz
    chevre (goat cheese)

How to Make Cherry Pecan Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using a small sharp knife, cut a slit in each chicken breast to create a pocket about 4 inches long.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the stuffing ingredients.
  3. Stuff each breast with one quarter of the mixture.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. On a plate, combine the bread crumbs and pecan chips.
  6. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg.
  7. Then dredge in the bread crumb mixture.
  8. Heat a little oil in a large nonstick oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken on each side for 3-4 minutes.
  9. Transfer to the oven and bake for 16 to 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

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About Cherry Pecan Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American



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