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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!