Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Olive Stuffed Chicken breast with Mushroom Sauce

Olive Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sauce
Stuffed Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce



Chicken meat is very tender and does not require too long cooking as well as much fat / oil while cooking. This preparation of chicken is very healthy with minimum fat and least calories but full of nutrients as it has herbs, olive and mushroom. Since chicken is cooked in a pan not in tandoor thus the temperature at which chicken is cooked is not extremely high thus retaining all nutrients intact along with the juice of chicken and olive. If guests arrive suddenly and you have to prepare chicken dish this is an apt dish as it is easy to cook, take less time than other chicken preparations and very very tasty.

Olive stuffed Chicken Breast
Preparation Time: 1 hr.
Cooking Time: 20 min
Servings: 2 medium servings

Ingredients Required For Making Stuffed Chicken Breast:
  • 2 Bone less Chicken Breast
  • 10-15 black Olive
  • 4 Tea spoon Cream (Optional)
  • 1 Tea spoon Dry Basil / 10-12 Fresh Basil Leaves.
  • 1 Tea spoon Mustard paste and 1 tea spoon honey / 2 Tea spoon Mustard Honey Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoon Olive oil
  • 1 Tea spoon chili flakes
  • Salt to taste
Ingredients Required For Making Mushroom Sauce:
  • 10-15 Button Mushrooms
  • 10-12 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 6-7 Cloves of Garlic
  • 5 ml. Vinegar
  • 1 Tea spoon Honey
  • 4-5 Black Olive
  • Salt to taste
Direction for Making Stuffed Chicken Breast:

Marinating process:
  • Cut the chicken breast from the center as such that it remains intact from one edge.
  • In a bowl take olive oil, Basil (if you are taking fresh basil then shred the basil leaves to small pieces)
  • Chili flakes,Salt and mix nicely. Marinade for chicken is ready.
  • Prick the breast pieces from inside and outside with a fork.
  • Apply the marinade nicely on all sides of chicken breast.
  • Keep for 30 min.
 Stuffing Olive to Marinated Chicken:
  • Cut black olives to thin round pieces.
  • Mix the olive pieces and mustard honey sauce in a bowl.
  • Open the chicken breasts two parts and spread the olives on the lower part of chicken breast, and let the upper flap fall on it so as it gets closed.
Chicken breast and Black olive marinating in olive oil,Basil,white pepper,salt,chili flakes
  •  Spread one tea spoon of mustard honey sauce evenly on all sides of stuffed chicken breast.
Mustard honey in marinated chicken
  •  Leave aside for 10 min.
  • Put cream on stuffed chicken breast and carefully spread it evenly on all sides and inside.
Cream added to marinated chicken
Cream mixed to marinated chicken
  • If any olive spill out just push them inside.
Olive stuffed marinated Chicken breast
  •  Heat a non-stick pan on medium flame.
  • Carefully place the stuffed chicken breast on the pan.
Stuffed Chicken breast placed on hot non-stick pan
Stuffed marinated chicken breast pieces being cooked without oil on low flame (After 5 min)
Stuffed chicken breast being cooked on hot non-stick pan on low flame (After 10 min.)
  • Lower the flame and cook without disturbing the chicken breast for 3-4 min
  • The side touching the pan will get light golden brown color.
Shifting chicken pieces to the edges so that it gets cooked on the sides also
  • Flip the chicken breast so that the other side also gets cooked.
Golden brown on one side and being cooked on the other side
  •  Cook on low flame for 3-4 min. Both sides will become golden brown.
  • Mix 1/2tea spoon vinegar and 1/2tea spoon honey in 20 ml water.
  • Add 10 ml. of this water to the chicken in the pan and cook on low flame till all water evaporates.
Chicken breast being cooked with stock
Chicken breasts cooked till all stock got absorbed
  • Turn the chicken breast pieces and add rest of the vinegar-honey water and cook till all water dries.
  • Chicken breasts are now cooked. The chicken breasts will look beautiful with golden brown color and green specks due to basil in it.
  • The chicken should be bouncy to touch when cooked.
Testing by pressing with finger tip
Olive stuffed Chicken Breast
Direction For Making Mushroom Sauce:
  • Wash and cut each mushroom to 3-4 long pieces.
  • Peel and cut garlic to small pieces.
  • Shred Basil leaves.
  • Take 3-4 drops of olive oil in a nonstick pan and heat it.
  • When the oil is hot lower the flame and add garlic to it cook for 30 sec.
  • Add mushroom and cook for 1 min.
Mushroom, Olive  and fresh basil being Sauteed  in 1ml, olive oil
  • Mix vinegar, honey and 30ml. water and add this mixture to the mushrooms in the pan.
Ready for Honey,Vinegar olive stalk to be added
  •  Cook for 2 minute. 
Mushrooms being cooked in stock for 2 min.
  • Add salt, mix nicely and switch off the gas.
Salt added and gas switched off
  • Delicious mushroom sauce with basil flavor is ready.
Mushroom sauce
How to serve:
  • Heat the stuffed chicken breast on a non-stick pan or in micro wave oven.
  • Place hot chicken breasts on a serving plate.
  • Pour hot mushroom sauce on it.
Olive stuffed chicken breasts with mushroom sauce
  • Serve hot.
Tips:
  • Use non-stick pan and do not use oil, this recipe does not require oil during cooking.
  • If you do not have non-stick pan then only grease the cooking utensil with 3-4 drops of oil and place the chicken breast on medium hot pan, not very hot pan.
  • You can make fresh mustard-honey paste by taking fresh paste of mustard seeds and honey in 1:2 ratio and mixing both nicely by beating with a spoon/fork.
Suggested variations:
  • 4-5 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese can be mixed with olive and then stuffed.
  • Instead of black olive green olive or mixture of black and green olive can be taken.
  • Thyme can be taken instead of Basil.
  • If you want to make chicken breast completely fat free then omit cream.

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