This southern-inspired chicken dish is a flavorful and fantastic choice for something as casual as a family dinner, or as elegant as a Thanksgiving entrée. Smothered with a decadent mushroom sauce, it soon becomes an irrisistable favorite.
2 (6-oz.) packages cornbread stuffing mix
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
8 skinned and boned chicken breasts
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (8-oz.) package sliced fresh mushrooms
4 green onions, sliced
1 (10 3/4-oz.) can reduced-fat cream of chicken soup
1 cup chicken broth
Garnish: fresh rosemary sprigs
How to Make It
Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions, and let cool. Stir in egg and pecans.
Butterfly chicken breasts by making a lengthwise cut in 1 side, cutting to but not through the opposite side; unfold. Spoon stuffing mixture evenly down center of one side of each butterflied chicken breast; fold opposite side over stuffing, and place in a lightly greased baking dish. Stir together 3 Tbsp. olive oil and chopped rosemary; brush evenly over chicken. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.
Bake chicken, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes or until done.
Sauté mushrooms and onions in remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender; stir in soup and chicken broth. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Spoon mushroom mixture evenly over chicken; garnish, if desired.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing Mix.
I made this recipe New Year's Day. It was so easy! I baked it according to the directions then I covered it and let it stand because we where not ready to eat. I then added the soup and baked it covered for about 15 minutes to warm it up. Covering helped keep it moist. I will definitely make this dish again and am excited to prepare for my guest next week!
I created an account just to comment on this recipe -- FABULOUS! Made it for company, and after giving it to a friend, she's made it several more times for company! Excellent presentation. I also cooked it for about 30 minutes in the oven.
Eat Well. Lose Weight. Live Healthy. Delicious and healthy recipes customized for you!