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Hummus Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

Monday's Leftovers: Hummus-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Although there are few cuts of meat more versatile than boneless, skinless chicken breasts, it can be easy to tire of white chicken meat, as it's often prepared in the same, predictable ways.

For dinner tonight, use leftover cutlets to pull your palate out of a chicken slump. This recipe for chicken breasts stuffed with hummus, panko, pine nuts, and spinach is elegant and easy. To make this exciting take on chicken breast,

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Hummus-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Hummus-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Hummus-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

  1. One 10-ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and wrung out
  2. 2/3 cup hummus
  3. 1/4 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
  4. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  5. Salt and pepper
  6. 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, butterflied by your butcher and pounded 1/4 inch thick
  7. 1/2 cup flour
  8. 2 large eggs
  9. 1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  10. 4 tablespoons butter

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a medium bowl, combine the spinach, hummus, pine nuts and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and place one-quarter of the hummus mixture on the right side of each breast. Fold the left side over the mixture. Using toothpicks, close the open sides.
  3. Place the flour in a wide, shallow bowl and season with salt and pepper. Beat the eggs in another bowl and place the panko in a third bowl. Coat the stuffed chicken with the flour, shaking off any excess. Dip the chicken in the egg, then coat with the panko.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the butter over medium-high heat until the foaming stops. Add the chicken and cook, turning once and adjusting the heat as necessary, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes. Discard the toothpicks and slice each breast into pieces.

Serves 4.

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amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
i love chicken, i love hummus, i love pine nuts. may have to try making this!
Kyley Kyley 8 years
I actually made this from the Rachael Ray magazine where it originally appeared. I skipped the frying step to lower the calorie count, but lost the crunch. It was pretty tasty and my co-workers all thought it smelled and looked good when I reheated it the next day. I would recommend.
emalove emalove 8 years
I LOVE hummus--every flavor. And it's so good for you. I would definitely try this, and I'm not a huge chicken person.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
Makes me wish I had all these ingredients sitting around my kitchen! I do love me some hummus...
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
this looks sooooooo yummy!!! maybe i'll have the bf make it for me tonight. seems a little too complicated for my basic skills.
aimeesbell aimeesbell 8 years
hmm...I have all the ingredients sitting around in my kitchen (for once!) so I think I'll make this for dinner tonight.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Then why comment? Or at least I'm curious as to why its not appealing. I think it sounds interesting. I never would have thought about that combo stuffed in chicken, but maybe it could work. I love spinach, herbs and cheese stuffed chicken so I may give this a shot.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Then why comment? Or at least I'm curious as to why its not appealing. I think it sounds interesting. I never would have thought about that combo stuffed in chicken, but maybe it could work. I love spinach, herbs and cheese stuffed chicken so I may give this a shot.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
This is not appealing to me in the least.
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