Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Baked Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sauce

Baked Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sauce
Home Cooking


I got the 'Meals Men Love' cookbook as a gift a while back and this is the first recipe to be trialed. All the recipes look quite easy and don't require a lot of ingredients. This particular recipe was chosen on the basis that I felt like something chickeny.


The procedure is really simple and straight-forward. I didn't follow exact quantities that were mentioned but rather, did my own thing using the recipe as a rough guideline. I substituted bacon for ham and served some baked asparagus on the side. The recipe below is MY version.

Baked Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sauce

Serves 2

Ingredients:
  • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped bacon
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 75g brie cheese, cubed
  • bunch of asparagus
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to season
For the mushroom sauce
  • 1/3 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/3 cup condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • salt and pepper to season
Procedure:

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
2. Saute the bacon until colored. Add the mushroom and spinach and stir until spinach is wilted.3. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese until mostly melted.4. Stuff this mixture into the chicken breasts.5. Place stuffed breasts in a baking pan with the asparagus. Drizzle the olive oil over the top.6. Bake, covered, in the oven for ~30min or until cooked throughout.

Meanwhile...

7. Make the mushroom sauce. 8. First, saute the mushrooms until softened.Add the mushroom soup and water. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened.9. Add the tomato paste and salt and pepper to taste.

To serve...

9. Spoon the mushroom sauce over the chicken breasts and enjoy.


I like that this dish feigns a bit of fanciness but it's really easy and thrifty. The flavors of the stuffing work wonderfully together.

Close-up shot

Chicken breast tends to be quite bland on its own but the brie really livens things up (bacon doesn't hurt either).

Inside of chicken breast

The mushroom sauce is delicious. I imagine it would work equally well with steak. Yum.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yum that looks absolutely delicious! And the book's right, my man would adore this meal... and I've been looking for a good mushroom sauce so I'll keep this one in mind next time we have steak :)

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