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Chicken Breasts Stuffed with White Beans

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped mixed olives
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 boneless, skin-on chicken breast halves (about 8 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Using a fork, mash beans, garlic, and olives in a medium bowl until chunky. Season with pepper, and salt if desired (taste before adding salt).

  2. Step 2

    Using a paring knife, create a pocket in the center of each chicken breast by inserting the tip into the thickest part and cutting a horizontal opening, leaving about 1 inch uncut on each end. (Be careful not to cut all the way through.) Using a spoon, stuff cup bean mixture into each pocket.

  3. Step 3

    Pour oil into a large ovenproof dish, and arrange breasts in a single layer, skin side up, turning to coat with oil. Season with salt and pepper, and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 160 degrees, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve immediately.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 2008

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