Thursday, April 14, 2011

Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breast

I saw this recipe on 'Guys Big Bite" the other day, and thought it looked way good so I gave it a try. It turned out Yummo, but I had enough filling for 5 or 6 chicken breasts instead of 4. I also used chicken broth instead of the wine. I served this with a pasta side dish from the show as well, but I didn't really care for it much so make any pasta side (like baked ziti) and a steamed veggie and Enjoy!

Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breast

Recipe courtesy Guy Fieri
Prep Time: 40 min Inactive Prep Time: -- Cook Time: 20 min
Level: Intermediate
Serves: 4 portions

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts
1/2 cup chopped marinated sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 cup white wine, divided
3 tablespoons butter, divided
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 tablespoon finely chopped Italian parsley leaves
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

In a saute pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of the oil. When the oil is hot add the onions and saute until translucent. Stir in the artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes. Saute for 3 to 5 minutes, then add the salt, pepper and garlic. When the garlic begins to lightly brown, deglaze with 1/4 cup of the white wine. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the butter, allow it to melt, then toss in the Parmesan and parsley.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool before stuffing the chicken breast.

Rinse, trim and pound out chicken breasts to about 1/4-inch thick. Do not over-pound as holes in the chicken will make it difficult for the chicken to retain the stuffing.
Put 1/4 of the stuffing mixture at 1 end of a chicken breast. Gentle roll the chicken breast folding the ends in to help keep the stuffing from coming out during the cooking process. Secure the chicken roll with 2 toothpicks. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts and stuffing.

Heat the 2 tablespoons of the remaining oil in a medium saute pan over high heat. Add the chicken breasts, with the secured side of the chicken first, to insure the roll with stay together. Brown the chicken on all sides, add remaining butter, and deglaze with remaining white wine.
Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, about 10 minutes.
Remove the chicken to a cutting board and discard the toothpicks. Slice each breast on a bias into 5 pieces and transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle with remaining pan drippings, garnish with a sprinkle of Parmesan and serve.

**I didnt' slice mine up, we just took a whole chicken breast and topped with a little juice. Mine didn't turn out as pretty as Guy's did, I posted his picture up top and here's what mine were like... but they were delicious!!

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