Stuffed Chicken Breasts Cleopatra Tajine style

Stuffed Chicken Breasts Cleopatra Tajine style
  • 4 servings
  • 0:30 Preparation
  • 0:55 Cooking
  • 1:25 Total Time


Add all
  • stuffing

  • 1

    green onion

  • 1/3 cup
    (80 mL)

    dried dates

  • 1/2 cup
    (125 mL)

    toasted almonds

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)

    orange juice

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 4

    boneless, skinless chicken breasts, fillet removed

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)

    olive oil

  • sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)


  • 1

    green onion, chopped

  • 1

    garlic clove, chopped

  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)

    chicken broth

  • 1/3 cup
    (80 mL)

    coarsely chopped dried dates

  • 1/2 tsp.
    (2 mL)


  • wide strip of orange peel (1/2&rdquo x 2&rdquo or 1 cm x 4 cm)

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

Chop green onion in the food processor. Add dates and almonds and chop until mixture is of even consistency. Add orange juice and season to taste.

Butterfly breasts (halve where thickest without cutting all the way through) and flatten slightly using a meat pounder or skillet. Spread stuffing on open breasts and close breasts, with toothpicks. Brush with olive oil and set aside.

Melt butter in a tajine over medium heat and cook green onion and garlic for 30 sec.

Add chicken broth, dates, cinnamon and orange peel. Season. Add chicken breasts and bring to a boil. Cover and bake 25 min. or until dates are very soft and chicken is cooked through.

Remove chicken, keeping it hot.

Strain, pressing the dates through the sieve and leaving only the skins behind.

Slice stuffed chicken breasts. Spoon sauce into plates, lay slices on top. Alternatively, return chicken and strained sauce to the tajine and use it as a serving dish.

Source: Metro

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