Hot Date with a Chicken

Hot Date with a Chicken

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JackiMilazzo 2

"A date, apricot, and cayenne pepper stuffing fills these baked chicken breasts."

Ingredients

55 m servings 447 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 447 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 18.1 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.3g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 36.7 g
  • 73%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 88 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine the dates, apple, apricots, raisins, orange zest, and orange juice in a small bowl. Season with cayenne pepper, cardamom, and mace; mix well.
  3. Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Mound the fruit filling on the flattened breasts and roll up, tucking in the ends. Secure the chicken with toothpicks.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in an oven proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts, and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Place in the preheated oven, and continue cooking the chicken breasts until the filling is hot and the juices run clear, 20 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
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This one is company special. I could not manage to pound my chicken to 1/4 inch (and I was beginning to think the neighbors might be wondering WHAT was going on over here), so I slit the pieces ...

I took a gamble on this one and I am so glad I did. Even my picky, fruit-loathing hubby LOVED this. My only complaint is that the pistachios were not listed in the ingredients when I first tried...

This is a pretty different, good recipe. A lot of work to prepare; I thought the cardamom was a little overpowering and the cayenne somewhat distracting, i'd cut that in half next time although ...

This is wonderful and different. Remember that the recipe calls for 2 breast HALVES. That's one breast cut length-wise in half. You could not pound to 1/4 inch otherwise.

I sliced a slit in my chicken then opened it up and sliced open the edges until it lay flat, then I rolled it around my stuffing, otherwise I followed the recipe as written, no only was it delic...

Husband made this for dinner and it was very good.

Used skinned & deboned thighs instead of the complication of breasts without even using a mallet and worked pretty fine - great recipe!

Too much spice!! Made this for the first time found the spices to be much too overpowering. I'm not sure which spice it was, but it wasn't the cayenne, as I didn't feel much heat. It has pote...

I doubled this recipe to serve 4 people and, in the absence of mace, used 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg in the stuffing. My guests loved this dish and it is so elegant.