*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      MUSHROOM STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Poultry                          Main Dish
                 Chicken
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           MUSHROOMS
      1/4   ts           PEPPER, FRESHLY GROUND
      1/4   ts           NUTMEG (OPTIONAL)
      1/2   c            SOUR CREAM
    5       tb           BUTTER OR MARGARINE
      1/2   ts           SALT
    1       tb           ITALIAN SEASONING
    1 1/2   c            FRESH BREAD CRUMBS
    4                    CHICKEN BREASTS
      1/2   c            CHICKEN BROTH
                         -----ITALIAN SEASONING-----
      1/4   tb           OREGANO
      1/2   tb           BASIL
      1/4   tb           ROSEMARY
 
   The Mushrooms should finely chopped. The chicken breasts should be boned
   and skinless, halved (8 pieces) and pounded flat.  Seasoned bread crumbs
   may also be used.
   
   Preheat the oven to 350 f.  Melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a skillet.
   Add the mushrooms (finely chopped), salt and pepper and cook, stiring
   often until the mushrooms turn very dark and absorb all the butter.
   Remove from the heat.  Add the Italian seasoning to the bread crumbs.
   Stir in 3/4 cup of the bread crumbs and the nutmeg.
   
   Divide the mushroom stuffing into 8 portions and place a portion of the
   stuffing in the center of each piece of chicken.  Roll the chicken around
   the stuffing and place, seam side down, in a buttered shallow casserole/
   baking dish. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter and brush over the
   chicken. Sprinkle with the remaining 3/4 cup of bread crumbs until all the
   pieces are covered.  Mix the sour cream with the heated chicken broth and
   pour over the chicken.  Bake for 45-60 minutes, until lightly browned.
   
   Also, try a cup of broccoli flowerlets and/or walnuts, finely chopped,
   added to the mushroom and breadcrumb mixture.
  
 
 
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