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chicken breast stuffed with basil walnut butter

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Recipe by
Lori Brown
Murfreesboro, TN

I recently went through all my recipe's printed off of website's and I found this recipe. I have never made it, but it sounds wonderful.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For chicken breast stuffed with basil walnut butter

  • 3/4 c
    walnut's toasted
  • 2 c
    gently packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 1
    lemon, grated zest only
  • 6 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 4
    large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • additional salt and freshly ground black pepper

How To Make chicken breast stuffed with basil walnut butter

  • 1
    Finely chop walnuts and basil leaves. Place walnuts, basil,garlic,lemon zest,5 tbsp of butter and salt in bowl of an electric mixer. Using paddle attachment, mix on medium-high until butter is smooth.
  • 2
    Using a sharp thin-bladed knife, cut a large pocket in each of the chicken breast by inserting it horizontally into thickest and carefully slicing from side to side without piercing the edges of the breast.
  • 3
    Divide butter in 4 parts and use your fingers to stuff each pocket with a portion. Don't worry if it spills slightly; they will seem quite full. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Melt the remaining 1 tbsp. of butter in large skillet over medium heat. When it sizzles, lower chicken breasts into pan, cover lightly and reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes or until nicely browned, then turn chicken over and continue to cook, covered, for 5 to 7 minutes longer or until there is no sign of translucency when you peek inside one of the pockets. An instant read thermometer inserted in the center of a breast should register 165 degrees. Some of the basil butter will have spilled out of the chicken to create a sauce in the pan. Transfer the chicken to a warm platter or individual serving plates and spoon the sauce over the top. Serve immediately

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