Thursday, April 30, 2009

Garlic Stuffed Chicken

Garlic Stuffed Chicken

Garlic Stuffed Chicken

4-4-oz Chicken breast ( I had one HUGE one that I sliced up in 3 pieces)
8 cloves of garlic cut in quarters
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp white vinegar
1 tbl butter
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
Mozzarella - 1/4 cup? (use judgment when making chicken)
1 egg beaten
cooking spray

Cut garlic cloves in quarters and mix with butter, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper
Put in small baking dish and cover with tin foil
Bake at 275 for 45-60 min, stirring and mashing about three times throughout cooking period.
After time is up on baking, let cool to room temp
Meanwhile, pound chicken breast flat to about 1/4 inch.
Put beaten egg in one small plate
Put Italian Bread Crumbs on another plate nearby egg plate
Place cooking-sprayed baking pan/dish next to plates.

-Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
-On flat chick, put approx 1 tbl. garlic mash and sprinkle of mozz. cheese.
(divide garlic mixture up between the three.)
-Tightly roll up chicken with he garlic and cheese inside.
-Carefully place chicken in egg mixture, seam side down, and use fingers to baste the top of chicken so entire chicken is eggy. I used one hand to baste and the other still on seam of chicken.
-Use both hands, being careful not to let stuffing fall out, to transfer chicken to Italian Bread crumbs, and use free hand again to coat chicken in bread crumbs.
-Carefully transfer chicken to pan seam side down, and touch up any bare spots with bread crumbs if needed.
-Spray chicken and pan again lightly with cooking spray.
-Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 min or until 160 in middle of chicken. Time varies for thickness of chicken. I had one big one that needed 20 minutes due to my amateur chicken pounding skills.
-I served with left over spaghetti sauce for dipping. Hunt new brand- Spicy and Zesty. Also served Noodles and Peas.

-I am thinking this would also be great with a cream based mushroom sauce, though it wouldn't be great for my waist line and I had 3 choc. chip cookie today so I decided on red sauce which was also awesome.


  1. Ok I am making this too. tried your Hawaiian buns a couple of days ago and they were a definite hit.
    Actually dumped a little crushed pineapple right in. not sure if I think that was good or not, but I love the combo of juice, ginger and vanilla.

  2. Got it made for Dad's birthday, and it was awesome. Worth all the fooling around. I pounded it out on the deck because I started in the house and had chicken DNA flying everywhere.