Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pancetta, Onions and Nuts
 
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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.
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at https://www.spiciefoodie.com/2013/06/25/chicken-breast-stuffed-with-pancetta-onions-and-nuts/