Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pancetta, Onions and Nuts

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pancetta, Onions and Nuts Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #chicken #pancetta #nuts #dinner

From Chicken Kiev to Chicken Cordon Blue, and everything in between, stuffed chicken breasts are a delicious and hassle free meal. Though Chicken Kiev and Cordon blue are among my favorite stuffed chicken breasts, the calories and frying are not something I care to indulge in on a regular basis. That’s why lighter stuffed chicken breasts, like the one I’m sharing today, make a fantastic alternative.

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pancetta, Onions and Nuts Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #chicken #pancetta #nuts #dinner

Today’s recipe, Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pancetta, Onions and Nuts, comes together so fast and I bet you have all the ingredients in your refrigerator. The stuffing brings together salty pancetta pieces with sweet caramelized onions and crunchy nuts. I used walnuts this time but pecans, almonds, or even pumpkin seeds can be used. A little more flavour boost is added with some minced garlic, salt and ground black pepper. Really a very simple meal that I know you and your family will love — we do!

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pancetta, Onions and Nuts Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #chicken #pancetta #nuts #dinner

On the side I served potato wedges that I spiced with turmeric, granulated garlic and salt. The potatoes were actually left over from the previous night so it was really a matter of only preparing the chicken breasts for this day’s dinner. You of course can serve the chicken with another vegetable of choice. But if you’d like to know how I make my roasted potatoes please read my Spicie Roasted Potatoes recipe.

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Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pancetta, Onions and Nuts, a delicious and hassle free dinner your family will love. Serve them with turmeric spiced roasted potatoes for an extra healthy boost!
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: World Cuisine
Serves: 2
Ingredients
Stuffing:
  • 100 gms pancetta*, finely sliced or chopped
  • 1 small yellow (brown) onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely crushed nuts of choice**
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • pinch of black pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
Stuffed Chicken Breasts:
  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
Stuffing:
  1. Heat a little bit of olive oil and saute the onions until soft, browned and caramelized. Add the garlic, pancetta and pepper and cook until pancetta is crispy. Drain off any extra oil, add the crushed nuts and cook another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Stuffed Chicken Breasts:
  1. Pound the chicken breasts into an even sized thickness. Rub a bit of salt and pepper on the meat. Add even amounts of the stuffing into the center of each breast, gently tuck and roll the chicken. Heat the oil and once hot add the chicken breasts. Cook on both sides until the juices run clear and the meat feel firm. You may cut into the meat to check for doneness. Serve with your favorite veggie side dishes.
Notes
*If pancetta is not available, use bacon.
**I used walnuts this time but pecans, almonds, or even pumpkin seeds can be used.
Recipe for potatoes can be found here.

 

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pancetta, Onions and Nuts Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #chicken #pancetta #nuts #dinner

See how simple that was? You’ll only use one pan and dinner can be on the table in around 30 minutes. Enjoy!

 

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Comments

  1. says

    D’you know, I don’t think I’ve ever stuffed a chicken breast! I may have to remedy that after seeing this recipes, esp as it has no dairy in! Great job Nancy :)
    Janie x

  2. says

    This is making me hungry for some right now! I have almost everything I need for this- I used the last of my bacon this morning. Time for a trip to the grocery. :)

  3. Eha says

    A fantastic recipe I have just put on the menu for tomorrow! You are quite right: I did have everything at home + quite a few of the alternates suggested also! Methinks I may have a ‘permanent file’ recipe here for which thanks!

    • says

      That’s wonderful, Eha. Do let me know how you like it. Yes this recipe is one of those permanent lifers, it’s so easy to adjust to whatever you have at home. Thank you:)

  4. says

    I want this for dinner ;-). I’m always looking for interesting delicious new recipes for chicken, thanks Nancy ;-) ps. Love the potatoes too!

  5. says

    Hi Nancy. love this dish… EXCELLENT! The stuffing ingredients look great, very inviting dish. Your pictures is very impressive. 2 thumbs up for you.

    Have a wonderful day ahead.

  6. says

    Oh my! What a delicious chicken dish! Absolutely love the stuffing and the whole dish does seem quite easy to make. Thanks!

  7. says

    Stuffed chicken breast is one of my favorite dishes and this recipe looks fantastic! I love your photography and it has inspired me to improve my photos. I’m a regular follower and I look forward to new posts!

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