(originally made 2/2007)
We eat a lot of chicken. Constantly looking for new healthy ways to
prepare it. Had some Italian sausage left from another recipe, and
decided to give this a try.
I'd give it an 8 out of 10. It's not
a throw together type meal, but the finished product was very good. It
got mostly 4 and 5 stars on the CL page.
Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Italian Sausage and Breadcrumbs
1 Italian sausage link (4-ounce)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 slice sourdough bread (1 1/2-ounce) toasted and crusts removed
1 garlic clove halved
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 skinless (6-ounce) boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup fat-free less-sodium chicken broth
casing from sausage; crumble sausage. Heat a large nonstick skillet
over medium-high heat. Add sausage, onion, and celery; sauté 5 minutes
or until sausage is browned and onion is golden. Add wine to pan; cook 1
minute or until most of liquid is absorbed. Rub each side of bread
with cut sides of garlic; discard garlic. Coarsely crumble bread; add to
sausage mixture. Stir in parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Let
stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed; toss to combine.
each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; pound to
1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Place half of
stuffing on one side of each chicken breast half, leaving a 1-inch
border around sides. Fold remaining half of each chicken breast over
stuffing, and secure with wooden picks. Sprinkle chicken with remaining
1/4 teaspoon salt.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add stuffed chicken breast halves to
pan; cook 3 minutes on each side. Add chicken broth, scraping pan to
loosen browned bits. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes or
until chicken is done. Remove the wooden picks; slice breasts in half.
Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 chicken breast)
233(29% from fat); FAT 7.6g (sat 2.5g,mono 0.5g,poly 0.4g); PROTEIN
21.9g; CHOLESTEROL 65mg; CALCIUM 47mg; SODIUM 774mg; FIBER 0.9g; IRON