Plantain Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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There’s an old saying that goes, “It’s not what’s on the outside that matters, but what’s on the inside that counts.”  With that said, this recipe celebrates the delicious flavor of the humble plantain, on the inside AND the outside!

I’ve taken everyone’s favorite poultry, crusted it with crunchy plantain chips and stuffed it with a deliciously sweet plantain mash to create these delectable Latin-inspired stuffed chicken breasts.  Chicken breasts are an all-time kitchen favorite. But, like everything else, the same old chicken dishes can get boring and repetitive. This plantain crusted, plantain stuffed chicken breast casts aside conventional chicken breasts.  This recipe really spices things up, and hits the sweet and salty flavor combination that Latin food is famous for!

ingredients6 chicken breasts (about 2 1/2 lbs)
Adobo seasoning
1 tablespoon powdered chicken bouillon
3 ripe sweet plantain
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
8 ounces of plantain chips, crushed

directions

 Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

Peel the plantain by cutting the top and bottom off, and peeling them like a banana.

Plantain Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts | Delish D'Lites

 Cut the peeled plantains in half, and place them into a sauce pot.  Cover them with water, and add 1 tablespoon of chicken bouillon. Bring the mixture to a boil, and cook the plantains until tender, about 15 minutes.

Drain the cooked plantains, and put them into a bowl.  Mash the plantains…

Plantain Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts | Delish D'Lites

…until you have a smooth mixer.  At this point, taste the plantains.  If they need a little more sweetness, add a tablespoon of honey or agave nectar.  Set the mixture aside to cool.

Plantain Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts | Delish D'Lites

 Meanwhile, prepare the coating for the chicken.

Plantain Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts | Delish D'Lites

 Crush the plantain chips by pouring them into a zip-top bag and pounding them with a rolling pin, or buzzing them up in a food processor.  Season them with salt and garlic powder.

Plantain Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts | Delish D'Lites

 Cut a slit into each chicken breast, this is where the sweet plantain stuffing will go.  Season the chicken inside and out with Adobo seasoning before you stuff the chicken.

Plantain Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts | Delish D'Lites

 Take a bit of the sweet plantain mash and press it into the pocket you made inside the chicken breast.  Flatten the breast and tuck the filling in.

Then bread the stuffed chicken breast by dipping it into flour, then egg, and then the crushed plantain chips.

Plantain Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts | Delish D'Lites

 Place the breaded chicken breasts into a baking sheet that’s been fitted with a baking rack.

Plantain Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts | Delish D'Lites

 Bake the chicken breasts at 375 degrees F for 30-35 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 175 degrees F.

Plantain Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts | Delish D'Lites

Serve this deliciously sweet and savory chicken breasts with a green salad for the perfect meal!

Plantain Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts | Delish D'Lites

 

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Plantain Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken breasts about 2 1/2 lbs
  • Adobo seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon powdered chicken bouillon
  • 3 ripe sweet plantain
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 ounces of plantain chips crushed

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Peel the plantain by cutting the top and bottom off, and peeling them like a banana.
  3. Cut the peeled plantains in half, and place them into a sauce pot. Cover them with water, and add 1 tablespoon of chicken bouillon. Bring the mixture to a boil, and cook the plantains until tender, about 15 minutes.
  4. Drain the cooked plantains, and put them into a bowl. Mash the plantains...
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  6. ...until you have a smooth mixer. At this point, taste the plantains. If they need a little more sweetness, add a tablespoon of honey or agave nectar. Set the mixture aside to cool.
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  8. Meanwhile, prepare the coating for the chicken.
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  10. Crush the plantain chips by pouring them into a zip-top bag and pounding them with a rolling pin, or buzzing them up in a food processor. Season them with salt and garlic powder.
  11. Cut a slit into each chicken breast, this is where the sweet plantain stuffing will go. Season the chicken inside and out with Adobo seasoning before you stuff the chicken.
  12. Take a bit of the sweet plantain mash and press it into the pocket you made inside the chicken breast. Flatten the breast and tuck the filling in.
  13. Then bread the stuffed chicken breast by dipping it into flour, then egg, and then the crushed plantain chips.
  14. Place the breaded chicken breasts into a baking sheet that's been fitted with a baking rack.
  15. Bake the chicken breasts at 375 degrees F for 30-35 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 175 degrees F.
  16. Serve this deliciously sweet and savory chicken breasts with a green salad for the perfect meal!
Nutrition Facts
Plantain Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Plantain Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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I’m Jannese, Founder of Delish D’lites

I’m a Puerto Rican girl living in paradise (Florida), and the creative mind behind Delish D’Lites. I love sharing my family recipes and travel inspired cuisine! My favorite things include collecting passport stamps, twerking to Latin music, and kissing puppies. Follow along on social.