A TIP: Pictorial on Stuffing a Chicken Breast

Stuffing a chicken breast may sound like a complicated process that would make you want to avoid any recipe requiring that much effort, but it isn't as difficult as it sounds!

Plus, a stuffed chicken breast is such an impressive meal to serve family and friends, it's worth the effort to give it a try!  See if the tutorial with pictures below makes you say "I can do that!"

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Start with a boneless, skinless chicken breast.  Do not get the kind that come frozen  individually quick frozen.  You will want the breasts that are cut by the grocery butcher because they are meatier. Wash the breast and place on a cutting board.  Using a very sharp paring knife, insert blade on the edge of the breast, about 1/2 an inch from the top of the thickest end, and begin to cut into it. 

Make the initial slice all the way down to the bottom of the breast.  

After making that first slice, keep slicing deeper into the breast but not all the way through.  

You are done slicing when you can open the breast without cutting it in half.  

Now you can season the inside of the breast.  (this is one of the reasons I love stuffing chicken breasts...the seasoning stays put, unlike what I put on the outside!)

Simply fill the breast with whatever stuffing you desire. From breaded style recipes, to a cheese filling, fill the breast with enough to plump up the center but not so much that you cannot close it easily. 

The goal is to be able to put the breast back together without the stuffing falling out. 

After this, cook the breasts according to your recipe.  Some will be baked, some will be coated and fried...or some might be grilled.  

So what do you think?  Are you ready to give it a try?!

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