Chestnut Stuffed Chicken

Chestnut Stuffed Chicken
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This fun festive stuffed chicken is great during start of the Holiday season when chestnuts are in abundance and easy to find fresh. While you could use packaged chestnuts, I think some of the texture and taste would be missed.

Chestnut Stuffed Chicken

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 2
Best Season: Winter

Description

A festive stuffed chicken with chestnuts, prosciutto, sage and butter. 

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Prepare Chicken

    Butterfly the chicken breasts and place in a ziploc bag. Rollout the chicken or beat it with a meat tenderizer and repeat for remaining chicken breasts. Place prosciutto on the chicken, sprinkle with chestnut and season lightly with salt and pepper (keep in mind the prosciutto will be salty). Roll up the chicken. 

     

  2. Cook chicken

    Preheat your oven to 425 f. In an oven-safe heavy bottom skillet placed on medium-high heat, add a tbsp of oil and lay the chicken seam-side down.   Sear each of end the chicken. Toss in butter and sage then place in the oven for 20 minutes or until the temperature reaches 165f.

    Let chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving. 

    You can deglaze the skillet with a splash of white wine (or chicken stock) and a tbsp of butter to make a delicious pan sauce to serve over the chicken.

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