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Garlic Mushroom Chicken Recipe

If, like me, you love both garlic mushrooms and garlic chicken then this recipe's for you. Chicken breast stuffed with garlic mushrooms - a great tasting recipe that's a lot easier to prepare than it looks.

For a massive garlic hit you could even serve this with white garlic sauce.

Recipe

Ingredients

See note on ingredients
2 large Chicken Breasts
4 oz (120 gm) Mushrooms Chestnut mushrooms have a lovely flavour however ordinary mushrooms will do just as well.
1/2 oz (15 gm) Butter
2 Cloves Garlic, crushed As always, adjust garlic according to taste
1/2 oz (15 gm) Breadcrumbs
Handful fresh Parsley, chopped
Handful fresh Coriander (Cilantro) leaves, chopped
Salt & pepper
As usual I recommend using organic ingredients wherever possible.

Method

Wash the mushrooms then chop small. It'll look as if you've got enough to feed an army but don't worry, they'll reduce down.

Melt the butter in a pan, add the garlic and cook gently for a few seconds, then add the mushrooms and stir well. Cook over a medium heat for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally.

At first the mushrooms will release a lot of liquid, most of this will evaporate away in the latter half of the cooking.

Whilst the mushrooms are cooking, pre-heat the oven to 200C (400F).

Stir the herbs into the garlic mushrooms and season with a little salt and a generous helping of freshly ground black pepper. Add the breadcrumbs to soak up the remaining liquid. Mix together to form a paste - the stuffing. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

Cut a deep slit in each chicken breast and insert half the garlic mushroom stuffing into each one. Use a couple of cocktail sticks to close the chicken up, fold the ends over the top and use another cocktail stick or two to close the parcel up.

Transfer the garlic mushroom stuffed chicken parcels to an ovenproof dish, the slit side uppermost. Cook for about 25 mins or until the chicken is properly done.

Serve the garlic mushroom chicken either with traditional potatoes and veg or on a bed of lightly spiced rice. Remember to remove the cocktail sticks before serving!