Sweet & spicy stuffed chicken breasts

Sweet & spicy stuffed chicken breasts

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

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Serves 4

Sweet and spicy stuffed chicken breasts, full of aromatic flavours

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal419
  • fat17g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre2g
  • protein37g
  • salt0.55g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • knob of fresh root ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, plus a pinch extra
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 1 tsp garam masala
    Garam masala

    Garam masala

    gar-am mah-sarl-ah

    Meaning 'warming spice mix', garam masala is the main spice blend used in North Indian…

  • 100g bulgur wheat
  • 25g sultanas
  • 20g pack coriander, leaves roughly chopped
  • 50g toasted flaked almonds
    Almond

    Almond

    arr-mund or al-mund

    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Heat the olive oil in a medium pan. Add the onion, garlic, ginger and some seasoning, and fry until soft, about 8 mins. Add 1 tsp cinnamon and the garam masala, then heat for 2 more mins. Cover the bulgur wheat and sultanas with water and boil for about 5 mins until soft, then drain any excess water. Add to the onion mixture, then add the coriander and almonds. Check seasoning.

  2. Cut each chicken breast open so that it is flat like a book. Divide the stuffing between them and fold the top over. Rub the skins with a pinch of cinnamon. Place tightly packed into a small baking dish and bake for 25 mins. Serve the chicken with the rest of the mix alongside, with some green beans or a wintery veg salad.

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poshpause
6th May, 2009
5.05
Oh, I forgot to say - I served it with home-made Cajun spiced potato wedges and a green salad. Delicious!
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poshpause
6th May, 2009
5.05
Top marks for this one! We absolutely loved it. The stuffing was a little tricky to make first time around, basically because I've never done anything with Bulgar wheat before. I'm sure it will become easier in time! We were very impressed at the Bulgar Wheat and now I've got to go out and find some more recipes involving it, as Asda delivered two bags instead of the one! LOL We'll definitely be having this one again!
kathryns
27th Apr, 2009
Very tasty. I served it with Hummus and salad - could be a bit dry otherwise.
chubbles
17th Dec, 2008
4.05
Absolutely delicious.Made the stuffing another day as a salad with a mixed meat platter - could really accompany lots of dishes.
coturner
10th Mar, 2008
4.05
Made this for a family supper and everyone loved it, I doubled the stuffing and my daughter and I had it for a packed lunch the next day!
entwistles
7th Feb, 2008
4.05
Really scrummy.

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