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Wednesday 9 December 2015

Cheesy Sausage and Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Chicken ... is a favourite in our house, and I suspect with many readers. No matter what day of the week, if chicken is on the menu, we enjoy it! This lovely low carb and gluten free recipe idea from Carolyn serves four, but obviously amend it to suit your requirements.
4 chicken breasts
2 tbsp (kosher) salt
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup cooked, crumbled sausage
2 tbsp fresh basil, minced
2 Tbsp. Double (heavy) cream
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt & pepper to taste
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup tomatoes, coarsely chopped and seeded

1. To brine the chicken, fill a large bowl halfway with water and add the (kosher) salt. Stir until most of the salt has dissolved. Add chicken breasts and refrigerate for one hour (don’t let it sit too much longer, the chicken will get really salty).

2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine the shredded cheese, sausage, basil, cream, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.

3. Remove each breast from the brine and pat dry with paper towels. Cut a pocket in the thickest part of each breast. Stuff with cheese/sausage mixture and seal using a toothpick to help keep the slit closed (I found I had to use two toothpicks per breast). Transfer the stuffed breasts to a 9×13 inch baking dish.

4. Spread mayonnaise evenly over the tops and sides of the prepared breasts, then sprinkle with sliced almonds, salt and pepper.

5. Toss the tomatoes with the olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and pepper to taste. Arrange the tomatoes in the baking dish in and around the chicken. Bake until sliced almonds are light golden brown and chicken is cooked through (165F in thickest part of breast).

Serves 4. Each serving has 5 g of carbs (including the tomatoes).

read more about basil here

See original recipe idea here

I hope you enjoy this recipe suggestion. We try and bring a wide variety, but not all recipes will suit all. Any food allergies, or underlying health issues must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Jo said...

It looks delicious. I adore cheesy chicken.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Jo.

I too love chicken and cheese, they compliment each other so well in these type of dishes.
Sending good wishes for mid-week Wednesday

All the best Jan

DeniseinVA said...

Oh my goodness Jan, it not only looks delicious but what a very pretty meal to enjoy. Thank you for another lovely recipe.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Denise.

I think the tomatoes 'show off' this meal idea so well ... they are a lovely warming colour.
Hope your Wednesday has been a good one.

All the best Jan

Lisa said...

Thank you for sharing this one, chicken is enjoyed in this house too and this is one I think they would all like.
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Looks very tasty, thank you for the idea.


Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Lisa.

Chicken is such a favourite choice with many of us, so I do hope the family enjoy this recipe.
Hope your week is going well, can't believe tomorrow's Thursday !

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Sue.

Glad you liked this recipe idea ... the cheesy filling works well, I think.

All the best Jan

Emma said...

Oh I love celeriac (and Mary Berry) so I'll definitely be trying this one out. Emma

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Emma.

You are referring to the Celeriac Remoulade and Mary Berry post which is here

... but it is great to hear you love celeriac, it is a great favourite of ours too. Hope you like the recipe and perhaps you'll consider giving this 'Cheesy Sausage and Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts' one a try too ?

All the best Jan