Even the most ardent lover of chicken breasts will eventually get bored with them.
Here enters the cure for the chicken breast blues!
If you’ve never stuffed chicken breasts, it’s much easier than you imagine. The options are unlimited, and this is my easy version:
A few bread cubes, a little wild rice, raisins and seasonings…
Lay the chicken flat on your cutting board and on the top side, place the knife half way between the top and the bottom and slice a pocket into the chicken breast; laterally without cutting through and open pocket. There's no need to secure with toothpicks when stuffed, it will lay flat.
Fill with stuffing, bake and Voila!
Easy, peasy and delicious, no more chicken breast blues!
Stuffed Chicken Breasts w/Wild Rice and Raisins
4 thick boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Bread Stuffing w Wild Rice and Raisins
½ cup wild rice
2 cups water
½ cup seasoned bread cubes
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ cup raisins
¼ cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons orange juice
Seasoned black pepper
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine rice and water in a large saucepan, and cook according to rice instructions.
Mix with bread cubes, onion powder and raisins.
Stir together melted butter and orange juice, add to the other mixture and combine well, set aside.
Make a small slit in each chicken breast to form a pocket, open it and gently lay flat with cut side up.
Fill the chicken breasts with the stuffing mixture and place on baking pan that is coated with cooking spray.
Season chicken liberally with sea salt and seasoned pepper.
Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.