Hot Date with a Chicken

Hot Date with a Chicken A date, apricot, and cayenne pepper stuffing fills these baked chicken breasts.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 30 mins

    COOK : 25 mins

    TOTAL : 55 mins

    SERVING : 2

    YIELD : 2 stuffed breasts

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine the dates, apple, apricots, raisins, orange zest, and orange juice in a small bowl. Season with cayenne pepper, cardamom, and mace; mix well.

  • Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Mound the fruit filling on the flattened breasts and roll up, tucking in the ends. Secure the chicken with toothpicks.

  • Heat the vegetable oil in an oven proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts, and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Place in the preheated oven, and continue cooking the chicken breasts until the filling is hot and the juices run clear, 20 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Per Serving: 447 calories; protein 36.7g; carbohydrates 36.3g; fat 18.1g; cholesterol 96.9mg; sodium 87.7mg.