Stuffed chicken breast with mushroom sauce: Elaborate looking but easy cooking!

Published: September 7, 2013
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Give this delicious recipe a try and let me know how your guests reacted to it in the comments below. Bon Appétit! PHOTO: NIDA WAQAR

This recipe is not only easy to make but serves as the perfect main course for a nice sit down evening with your friends and family.

Ingredients:

chicken breasts

One bundle of spinach leaves

1tsp garlic paste (for the stuffing)

Soy sauce for marinating

Mozzarella cheese (thinly sliced)

For the sauce:

A handful of mushrooms

1 packet cream

Corn-flour

Freshly ground pepper

1 small onion chopped

Method:

Flatten the chicken breasts with a meat mallet. Rub with soy sauce, garlic paste, salt and black pepper.

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Blanch* the spinach leaves and drain. Add salt, red chilli flakes and garlic paste.

*Blanching is a method in which you add vegetables to boiling water for one min and immediately drain and add it to a bowl of chilled water so it doesn’t lose its colour.

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Spoon out about one heaped tablespoon of the spinach mixture on each breast and spread. Add more if required. It should be a thin layer. Add the sliced mozzarella and roll the breast up, securing with toothpicks. Cut it into three after securing it.

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Heat up two tablespoons oil, in a frying pan and place the chicken in it. Let it cook on one side for one minute each. Keep a medium flame. Then add about 1/4th cup of water and cook it, changing sides for even cooking. Take the pieces out in a plate and let it rest. Take the toothpicks out after five minutes.

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For the sauce:

Heat a tablespoon of oil, add the chopped onion and sauté till transparent. Add the mushrooms and pepper. Add a cup of water and cook for two minutes. Blend and put it back on the flame. Add the cream and thicken with corn-flour to get the right consistency. Season with salt. You can add chopped parsley to it too.

Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve with pasta or a buttered bun.

Photo: Nida Waqar

There couldn’t be a more elaborate looking and easy cooking dish for that formal dinner evening you had planned out!

Give this delicious recipe a try and let me know how your guests reacted to it in the comments below.

Bon Appétit!

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Nida Waqar

A mother, a homemaker and an aspiring chef. She tweets @twitter.com/Nidolicious

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