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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Plum Sauce

I told you I would try the plum sauce from the Pork recipe on chicken and share.  Well here you go.  WOW was this delicious.  I had some hash brown potatoes that Pasty sent home with me from our weekly game.  So with thinking cap on I decided to stuff a bone in chicken breast with it and then roast it in the oven and baste it with the plum sauce (found here).  I cut a pocket in the chicken on the thick side then held it closed with toothpicks (a cooks answer to duct tape..LOL)

 It looks like it charred a bit but really it was really crunchy and yummy on those parts of the skin.  Ya know how BBQ gets when it's cooked just right.  I must say in this part of the country they don't really know how bbq should be cooked.  They think smoking it then pouring sauce over it when it's done is bbq.  NOT!  But remember this is just my opinion.  :)  And see you can have the great taste without even having a bbq grille outside.   All done in the oven.
    1 cup dry red wine
    2 teaspoons grated peeled ginger
    1/4 cup instant flour (such as Wondra) or cornstarch
    Kosher salt
      1 orange
    1/4 cup rice vinegar
    1/3 cup honey
    8 large sprigs fresh mint
   * 2 large plums, cut into 1/2-inch pieces didn't have
   2-3 TBL red plum preserves instead
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter (optional)used

second  sauce
 2  tablespoon butter
    3/4  cup  chopped onions
    1  cup plum preserves   
    2/3  cup water
    1/2  cup packed brown sugar
    1/3  cup chili sauce
    1/4  cup soy sauce
    2  tablespoons prepared mustard
    3  drops Tabasco sauce *omitted*
    *couple shakes of red pepper flakes*
    2  tablespoons fresh lemon juice
     Garlic salt to taste

I am including the recipe for the Hash Browns, compliments of Patsy.  She said the recipe is from Cracker Barrel.

Hash Browns
1 32 oz of frozen hash browns
1 cup mild sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 can cream of chicken soup
8 oz. of  sour cream

Directions:  Grease a 9x13 casserole dish.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine all ingredients and spread into pan.  You can refrigerate overnight  at this point or bake.  This can also be frozen for up to 1 month.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until top gets lightly golden.

This is an easy quick dish, sure hope you give it a try.  Thanks for taking time from your busy day, have a wonderful day and Remember to Find the Time to Do ALL the things YOU love.

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