Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Brie Stuffed Blackened Chicken

The Food Network Chefs Cooking Challenge has made it's way to Robert Irvine. His show, Dinner: Impossible, looks like it's probably interesting but since I'm not awesome and within the borders of the US, I can't even watch the streams on Food Network! Lame.

Brie Stuffed Blackened Chicken
Why yes that is the biggest chicken breast you've ever seen. We shared it because it was so massive!

Brie Stuffed Blackened Chicken
Courtesy Robert Irvine

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 ounces chilled Brie cheese, divided into 6 wedges, skin-on
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • Pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut a 2 to 3-inch pocket in each chicken breast, and insert a wedge of Brie deep into each pocket and is covered with the top of the pocket.

In a large mixing bowl, add all the dried herbs and spices. Add the chicken and gently toss the in the mixture, coating evenly (keeping the cheese in the pocket). In a large skillet over high heat, add oil and sear the chicken on both sides until dark brown, but not burned, normally 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Put the skillet in the oven to bake until cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove the chicken from the oven to a cutting board and let rest for 3 to 4 minutes.

The Verdict: I was able to make this recipe exactly as written which doesn't always happen so I was quite pleased! We both liked it a lot and I've added it to my recipe file. I have access to absurdly cheap French cheeses here, but I think mozarella or even blue cheese would be good if you can't get your hands on brie!


Susie said...

Your meal looks fantastic!!

Julie Schuler said...

It looks very appetizing!

4 Lettre Words said...

You are my Chicken Goddess! Sounds so good.

Sarah said...

Yum! Cheese stuffed chicken - how could you go wrong? I haven't been using chicken much lately (trying to clear out the freezer) but cannot wait for the summer when we grill it all of the time. I bet this would work on the grill.

Candi said...

That looks so good! Chicken and cheese...yummy!

Tam said...

You had me at BRIE! MY all time favorite!

Traci said...

Oh my goodness! Massive is an understatement butit looks glorious. I really have to try to cook more (and better -- LOL!)

Thanks for stopping by. I'm your newest follower!

bettyl said...

Looks like something I can try! Thanks for posting. And thanks for visiting my NZ blog.

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Brie stuffed chicken, sounds and looks amazing and simple enough. I have to try this.

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