Hot Date with a Chicken

4.3
(29)

A date, apricot, and cayenne pepper stuffing fills these baked chicken breasts.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 stuffed breasts

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup dates, pitted and chopped

  • 1 small apple - peeled, cored, and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chopped dried apricots

  • 2 tablespoons raisins

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ¼ teaspoon ground mace

  • 2 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine the dates, apple, apricots, raisins, orange zest, and orange juice in a small bowl. Season with cayenne pepper, cardamom, and mace; mix well.

  3. Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Mound the fruit filling on the flattened breasts and roll up, tucking in the ends. Secure the chicken with toothpicks.

  4. Heat the vegetable oil in an oven proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts, and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Place in the preheated oven, and continue cooking the chicken breasts until the filling is hot and the juices run clear, 20 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

447 Calories
18g Fat
36g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 447
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 671mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.