Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Stuffed Chicken Thighs

Stuffed chicken thighs by Carole's Chatter

These Stuffed Chicken Thighs are a bit fiddly but the result is nice so I do stuff them from time to time.

For the stuffing I used:

Chopped chilli
Dried apricots (you could soak them in sherry first)
Breadcrumbs
Chopped capers
A little tomato paste (always good for you)
A little Hoisin sauce
A little grated cheese

You don't want the mix to be too sloppy so be careful not to add too much of the tomato paste or Hoisin sauce.

Stuffed chicken thighs ready to go into the oven by Carole's Chatter


You put a spoonful of the mixture onto the inside of each chicken thigh and then tie it up into a parcel with kitchen string.  As you can see my tying was not at all neat – let's just call it rustic!

I put the parcels into the baking dish and sprinkled a little turmeric, mustard powder and salt and pepper on top of each one.  Then a little oil/butter and a splosh of white wine into the bottom of the baking dish.

Cook it until the juices run clear in a moderate heat.  Add some lemon juice to the dish right at the end.  (If I had had some crème fraiche or cream I would also have added a splosh of that, too)

You can use just about any combination of flavours you like for the stuffing – I try to balance sweet, sour, hot and salt when choosing what to put in it.
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4 comments:

  1. Love this. To this day, I have never stuffed any part of a chicken. Feeling a little inspired now, thank you!

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  2. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com13 August 2013 at 20:59

    Carole, this is so yummy and look at the gravy/sauce! So tempting :)

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  3. You could use that same mixture for Turkey or Chicken Breast. Yummy!

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  4. What tasty bundles in your pan. I've never stuffed chicken thighs--I like these elegant servings. Thank you for linking up, Carole.

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