When it comes to the last day of Christmas vacation, I don’t know if you guys are like me or not, I just want to stay in the kitchen all day, make as many as complicated dishes that I can because I know once all the university things start, they definitely won’t let me rest, even for one day ^^ Many ideas crossed my mind, but unfortunately, for most of them, I don’t have enough ingredients in my fridge, and what’s crazier is in Lyon, stores and markets and supermarkets close on Sunday (I know, that sounds pretty insane and impossible, but yeah, I’m still suffering that stuff and go to the supermarket on Saturday). So, finally, back to the basics, here are my Mushroom and Bell Pepper Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Honestly, this is the second time I’ve made these chicken rolls (last time with the breadcrumb filling and now mushroom and bell pepper one), but I still had a hard time flattening the chicken breasts. Even I made it faster than last time but I can’t technically flatten them… right. The chicken breasts should have been thinner, but while I was flattening them, I was afraid of tearing them apart before getting the required thickness. So if you have any advice or experience or opinion for this problem, I’d love to hear them, no, I mean, I need them
Anyway, I hope you all enjoy the recipe, even my chicken rolls are not thin as I want but they still taste absolutely amazing, so give it a try if you want and good luck !
Ingredients (serves: 4-6)
3 boneless chicken breasts
1 small green bell pepper, small diced
4-5 white mushrooms, washed and cut into small pieces
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, washed and diced
1. Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Use a meat pounder or a heavy pan to pound. Flatten to around 1/4 inch thick. Make sure not to tear the meat. After done, remove the plastic and make the irregular side towards you. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2. Heat a pan over medium high heat, put in 1 tbs vegetable oil, then add 1/2 of the chopped onion and bell pepper, constantly stir until cooked, about 2-3 minutes.
Stir in the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, continue stirring for about 5-6 minutes or until the mushrooms are soft. Remove from the heat. Set aside.
3. Lay the chicken breast on the cutting board or any clean flat surface. Fill it with about 3 tbs of the mushroom mixture lengthways. Using plastic wrap, roll the chicken breast lengthwise, up with the irregular end towards the good end, tuck in the ends to enclose the filling. Put the roll in the fridge for about 1 hour.
4. Heat a frying pan over medium high heat, put in 3 tbs vegetable oil and brown the rolls all sides.
5. Meanwhile, heat a medium saucepan over medium high heat, put in 1 tbs vegetable oil, following by the remaining chopped onion. Stir well until the onion turns transparent, add the diced tomatoes and 4 tbs fresh water, keep stirring until soft. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Pour the tomato sauce in the frying pan, gently mix until the chicken rolls are well covered. Cook 10-15 minutes more, then turn off the heat. Slice the chicken rolls and serve with the tomato sauce.
See you guys in the next post,
Love, Trang Quynh