Nutty Stuffed Chicken with Balsamic Roast Peppers

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  • 4 large chicken breasts on the bone
  • 1 tblsp butter
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 50 g sundried tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 75 g mixed nuts (walnuts, cashew, almonds, pecan, macadamia)
  • 110 g breadcrumbs
  • a good handful of parsley (roughly chopped)
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 3 tblsp olive oil
  • 2 large red peppers (cut into slices)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/Gas 6).
  2. Melt the butter in a pan over a high heat, add the onions and sweat for 5-6 minutes until soft. Remove from the heat and add in the breadcrumbs, sundried tomatoes, parsley and mixed nuts, stirring to combine. Season with a generous amount of sea salt and ground black pepper.
  3. Arrange the chicken breasts on a roasting tray and using a sharp knife, make a slit lengthways along the side of the chicken breast, but be sure not to cut the whole way through.
  4. Stuff the inside of the chicken pocket with a heaped tablespoon of the stuffing mix.
  5. Toss the pepper slices with a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and arrange around the chicken breasts.
  6. Finally drizzle the chicken breasts with a little olive oil and season with sea salt and ground black pepper.
  7. Place the roasting tray in the oven for 20-30 minutes until the chicken is golden and cooked through.
  8. Serve the chicken with a few of the caramelised pepper slices on top and dig in.


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