Recipe by Barb G.
The pungent nutty taste of fontina cheese, combined with its gooey texture when heated, makes it a sumptuous partner to the sweet cooked onions in the stuffing. While this chicken dish is easy for a weeknight, the sauce makes it special enough to serve guests at a casual dinner party.
Top Review by lgaukin
Good recipe. However i was dissappointed that all the cheese melted out during cooking. Next time I'd probably put the onions and cheese on top after the chicken was done and before serving.
- 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 1⁄2 cups thinly sliced red onions
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary, divided
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 2⁄3 cup shredded Fontina cheese, preferably aged (about 2-ounces)
- 4 (4 -5 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1⁄2 cup white wine
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 4 teaspoons flour
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and 1 teaspoon rosemary; cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is golden brown, 6 to 7 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper; let cool, stir in fontina cheese.
- Meanwhile, cut a horizontal slit along the thin, long edge of each chicken breast half, nearly through to the opposite side.
- Stuff each breast with 1/4 cup of the onion cheese mixture; insert two toothpicks at an angle to seal the opening.
- Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat; add the chicken breast and cook until golden, about 5 minutes per side; transfer to plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
- Add wine and the remaining 1 teaspoon of rosemary to the pan, cook over medium-high heat, scraping up any browned bits, for 2 minutes.
- Whisk broth and the flour in a small bowl until smooth; add the mixture to the pan, reduce heat to low and whisk until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
- Return the chicken to the pan and cook with the sauce; cook. covered, until the chicken is just cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes; remove toothpicks before serving, top each chicken breast with sauce.