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Are you tired of the same old, boring chicken breast? Well, we’ve got a fun and delicious solution for you! In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make a mouthwatering Chicken with Chorizo stuffing that will bring your chicken breast back to life. So let’s get started!
Gather Your Ingredients
For this recipe, you’ll need:
- Chicken breast
- Dry chorizo (or any sausage of your choice)
- Shallot (or any form of onion)
- Breadcrumbs (panko works great)
- White wine (or water with a splash of vinegar)
- Lemon zest
- Fresh herbs (such as dill, thyme, or parsley)
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
- Green beans
Prepare the Stuffing
To make the stuffing, start by cutting the dry chorizo into the smallest pieces possible. You want thin strips, matchsticks, and a fine dice. In a pan, cook the diced shallots and chorizo until the fat renders out and the shallots are cooked.
Next, add breadcrumbs to the pan and let them toast slightly for added flavor. Deglaze the pan with white wine, scraping off any brown bits. Add lemon zest and fresh herbs (such as dill) to freshen up the chorizo flavor. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt if needed.
Butterfly and Stuff the Chicken
Butterfly the chicken breasts by cutting into the thickest part and opening them up like a book. Pound them gently to flatten them out. Spread the stuffing onto the cut side of each piece of meat, leaving a strip uncovered at the end to seal the roll. Roll up the chicken, starting from the end with the uncovered strip, and secure it with butcher’s twine.
Cook the Chicken and Green Beans
In a hot pan with olive oil, sear the chicken rolls on all sides until they are golden brown and firm. If needed, melt some butter in the pan to roll the chicken around for added flavor.
Once seared, cover the pan and let the chicken steam until cooked through. Check the temperature with a meat thermometer and remove the chicken from the pan when it reaches about 155°F (68°C). Let the chicken rest while you prepare the green beans.
In the same pan, add green beans and let them fry for a bit. Deglaze the pan with some white wine or water and vinegar. Steam the green beans until cooked to your liking, adding water as needed to prevent burning.
Serve and Enjoy!
Remove the twine from the chicken rolls and slice them with a sharp knife. Transfer the chicken to a plate, arrange it attractively, and fan out the slices. Serve with the green beans, drizzle with pan jus or melted butter, and garnish with a lemon wedge for a tangy sauce.
Now sit back, relax, and enjoy your flavorful and beautifully presented Chicken with Chorizo. This recipe is a great way to make your chicken breast interesting again. It’s a fun and impressive dish that will surely delight your taste buds!
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