Seasoned chicken breasts are stuffed with a cornbread mixture and then basted with a plum glaze. Sweet, savory, simple!

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over high heat. Using a paring knife, cut a pocket into the side of each breast. Place into skillet and sear until lightly browned on both sides, but not cooked through. Set aside.

  • Combine cornbread, bacon, celery, onion, butter, and 1/4 cup chicken stock; mix until well combined. Stuff each breast with cornbread mixture.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.

  • While the chicken is baking, bring 1/3 cup chicken stock to a simmer. Whisk in plum jam, and simmer over medium-low heat until most of the chicken stock has evaporated.

  • Pour plum glaze over chicken breasts, and cook for an additional 10 minutes and the center of the stuffed breast reaches 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

651 calories; 27.5 g total fat; 150 mg cholesterol; 728 mg sodium. 61 g carbohydrates; 39.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2009
This is an edit to my previous review - this recipe has been very well received by everyone who has eaten it. I have made it with peach jam which was too sweet and finally found the plum jam - which was worth looking for - it really made the recipe. I have made it according to the directs and I have made it as a layered casserole when I felt that stuffing the chicken would be to time intensive. It adapts well to a cardiac diet by using low fat/salt plain cornbread and turkey bacon. I stand by my recommendation that you use a savory cornbread - not a sweet cornbread for the stuffing. Overall a great dish! Read More
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82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2009
This is an edit to my previous review - this recipe has been very well received by everyone who has eaten it. I have made it with peach jam which was too sweet and finally found the plum jam - which was worth looking for - it really made the recipe. I have made it according to the directs and I have made it as a layered casserole when I felt that stuffing the chicken would be to time intensive. It adapts well to a cardiac diet by using low fat/salt plain cornbread and turkey bacon. I stand by my recommendation that you use a savory cornbread - not a sweet cornbread for the stuffing. Overall a great dish! Read More
(51)
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2009
This is an edit to my previous review - this recipe has been very well received by everyone who has eaten it. I have made it with peach jam which was too sweet and finally found the plum jam - which was worth looking for - it really made the recipe. I have made it according to the directs and I have made it as a layered casserole when I felt that stuffing the chicken would be to time intensive. It adapts well to a cardiac diet by using low fat/salt plain cornbread and turkey bacon. I stand by my recommendation that you use a savory cornbread - not a sweet cornbread for the stuffing. Overall a great dish! Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2007
Wow! This dish was AMAZING! I made it for my parents' Anniversary party a few weeks back and it was such a hit! I put salt and pepper on the breasts before browning them and added the garlic to the stuffing as suggested below. I think the plum jam really makes it so I highly recommend it if you can find it. I just got it in the regular grocery store by the regular jam but you might also try the Asian food isle. But here is a yummy update! For Thanksgiving try using turkey breasts instead of chicken and cranberry preserves instead of plum jam I did this last night and it was very very good if you are just having a small Thanksgiving dinner for 2 or 4 why cook a whole bird? Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2007
Easy Delicious & Quick! A nice twist on chicken! Substituted the butter for olive oil...to the stuffing added half a minced clove of garlic and a tablespoon of minced fresh Italian parsley. Thanks for posting this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2007
This was super easy to make and very yummy. I did substitute apricot preserves for plum jam since we didn't have any in the house and I think it tasted great. I'll have to pick up some plum jam for the next time to see how that turns out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2008
Yum! I liked the idea of having a cornbread stuffed chicken and the stuffing is delicious. But the addition of the glaze overtop made this extra tasty. I did subsitute apricot jam for the plum and it was a great combo with the cornbread. My hubby said "definitely make this one again!". One comment the glaze took about 10 mintues to cook down so plan ahead to have it ready for the chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2010
I made this for a friend who is allergic to corn so instead of cornmeal I used plain cooked couscous. It was fabulous. Next time I think I will try rice stuffing for a different take on this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2010
This was incredibly delicious and very easy! My family was very impressed with the meal. Looking forward to changing things up with different jams/sauces. For this I used a Plum Sauce I found in the Asian food aisle as Plum Jam is out of season and I'm sure it was just fine because the final dish was absolutely amazing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2010
Simple and so very delicious. I added 1/4 tsp. of dried thyme to the stuffing and stuffed the chicken prior to browning then finished in the oven. This is a keeper. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2010
Okay so the only reason why the recipe got 4 out of 5 stars is b/c 1. I could not find plum jelly in my grocery store so I used tart cherry jelly mixed with orange marmalade...and 2. I don't like celery so I used celery seed. My boyfriend loved loved loved the stuffed chicken but he didn't have any of the sauce. I thought that it was okay... next time I will purchase boxed cornbread stuffing. I purchased already made cornbread and it was too sweet which clashed w/ the sweet sauce. Read More
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