Five-Jewel-Rice-Stuffed Chicken Breast With Hot Sour Sauce

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Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Here, the editors chose to feature a Chinese-inspired stuffed chicken breast, incorporating short-grain rice, like arborio -- which allows the stuffing to stay put. The five "jewels" of the stuffing are the rice itself, almonds, water chestnuts, scallions & garlic -- none of which requires a trip to a specialty market.;) Garnishing with sesame seeds is entirely optional (white and black) however, it makes a beautiful presence. CuisineatHome, Issue 79, February 2010.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF; coat a baking sheet or broiler pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Bring broth to boil in a small saucepan over med-high heat; add rice.
  3. Cover pan.
  4. Reduce heat to low, simmer rice 20 minutes.
  5. Remove rice from heat.
  6. Stir in almonds, water chestnuts, scallions, garlic, salt & pepper.
  7. Combine 2 T vinegar, 2 T hoisin sauce and 1 T sesame oil in small bowl.
  8. Cut a pocket in each chicken breast with a pairing knife, being careful not to completely split the breast.
  9. Spoon about 1/3 cup mixture into each pocket.
  10. Seal opening with a toothpick, if needed.
  11. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat.
  12. Place chicken in pan, smooth side down; sauté until golden, about 5 minutes.
  13. After browning one side of chicken in a skillet, flip it raw side down, onto a baking sheet to roast.
  14. Baste chicken with hoisin mixture sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  15. Roast chicken 20 minutes or until stuffing (not chicken) reaches 165ºF on an instant read thermometer.
  16. Heat jam, 2 T vinegar, 1 T ketchup, and 1 tsp chili garlic paste or chili garlic sauce in a small skillet over medium heat.
  17. Bring sauce to a boil, whisking often; remove from heat.
  18. Serve each chicken breasts with 2 T sauce, garlic green beans, sliced tomato salad and a nice bottle of wine.
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This is an excellent recipe! I made it for the first time for company - everyone loved it! Quick and delicious!