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Peanut Masala Stuffed Chicken with Shredded Carrot Salad

No recipe image available.The terrific recipe for Peanut Masala Stuffed Chicken with Shredded Carrot Salad was submitted by Vanda Pozzanghera of Rochester, New York.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin seed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric - divided use
3 tablespoons minced cilantro - divided use
1/3 cup ground raw Spanish peanuts
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Shredded Carrot Salad (recipe follows)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Lightly grease 8x8 inch baking dish.
  2. On flat hard surface, place garlic and sprinkle cumin seed, salt and cayenne pepper. With plastic covered rolling pin, mash mixture into a paste.
  3. In small bowl, mix together paste with oil, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, 1 tablespoon cilantro and peanuts.
  4. In another small bowl, mix together butter, ginger and remaining 1/4 teaspoon turmeric.
  5. Between 2 pieces plastic wrap, place chicken breast halves; pound lightly to flatten.
  6. Brush smooth side of chicken with butter mixture; turn and spread unseasoned side with peanut mixture. Starting at short end, roll chicken tightly; place seam side down in prepared baking dish.
  7. Pour any remaining butter mixture over chicken and bake in 350°F (175°C) oven about 30 minutes or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease.
  8. Cool 5 minutes and cut crosswise into 1/2 inch slices. Arrange Shredded Carrot Salad on serving dish and top with chicken. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.

Makes 4 servings.

Shredded Carrot Salad: In large bowl, mix together 4 cups peeled and shredded carrots, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar. In large skillet, place 4 tablespoons vegetable oil and heat over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon cumin seed and 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds. When seeds begin to crackle, remove from heat and stir into carrot mixture.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.