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    Pesto Stuffed Chicken Thighs

    Pesto Stuffed Chicken Thighs. Photo by gailanng

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    50 mins

    10 mins

    40 mins

    Norahs Girl's Note:

    A favourite of mine for an informal dinner party. Change the basil pesto for the sun-dried tomato version for a variation!

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    Pesto Sauce


    1. 1
      Spread a little pesto under the skin of each chicken thigh.
    2. 2
      Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a heavy based saucepan and sauté chicken in batches until lightly browned all over.
    3. 3
      Remove with slotted spoon and reserve whilst sautéing the remainder.
    4. 4
      Heat remaining oil in pan add onions and sauté for 3 minutes.
    5. 5
      Stir in tomatoes and tomato puree.
    6. 6
      Add basil leaves and simmer for 5 minutes.
    7. 7
      Stir in white wine and simmer for 5 minutes more.
    8. 8
      Season to taste.
    9. 9
      Lay peppers in a large ovenproof dish,pour over tomato sauce, top with chicken and sprinkle paprika over.
    10. 10
      Bake at 375°F/190°C for 25 minutes.
    11. 11
      Garnish with some more basil leaves.
    12. 12
      Pesto Sauce: Liquidise all ingredients.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 29, 2011


      The tasty and delicious dish even if the contents of the saturated fat and cholesterol is slightly disturbing.So nothing for the anhedonistic enviromentalists.

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    • on August 13, 2009


      A wickedly delicious dish and a good way to squeeze in your daily dose of wine. Made for Alphabet Soup Tag.

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    • on February 22, 2007


      Great meal! I made this for my husband and his family for valentine's day - what a hit!!! I only wish I would have taken a picture of my masterpiece!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto Stuffed Chicken Thighs

    Serving Size: 1 (732 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1077.2
    Calories from Fat 741
    Total Fat 82.3 g
    Saturated Fat 18.7 g
    Cholesterol 179.4 mg
    Sodium 376.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.3 g
    Sugars 12.1 g
    Protein 42.6 g

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