Italian Chicken Bracciole

Italian Chicken Bracciole

A rich bacon stuffing is tucked inside crisp chicken thighs. A simple tomato sauce is a special touch.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:40

Hr:Mins

Makes

6

servings

4
slices bacon, chopped
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1
clove garlic, chopped
1/4
cup Progresso® Italian-style bread crumbs
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1
egg
6
boneless skinless chicken thighs
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with Italian-style herbs, undrained
3
tablespoons tomato paste
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 11x7-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until crisp. Reduce heat to low; add onion and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft. Remove from heat; stir in bread crumbs. Stir in cheese, rosemary and egg; mix well.
  2. Unfold chicken thighs so inside faces up. Spoon stuffing over thighs, about 2 tablespoons each. Fold over, and secure with toothpicks. In same skillet, heat olive oil and butter. Cook thighs in skillet 2 minutes per side, until brown. Place in baking dish. In medium bowl, mix diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Pour over chicken.
  3. Cover with foil. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of chicken stuffing reads 165°F. Serve over cooked spaghetti if desired.
Makes 6 servings
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Tips
To complete the meal, serve with hot cooked pasta and a green salad.
Italian cooks use small amounts of tomato paste to boost tomato flavor and thicken tomato mixtures; they would rarely use an entire 6-oz can. Purchase tomato paste in a tube that can be refrigerated, or spoon out dollops of leftover tomato paste from a can, and freeze them. Then place in a freezer bag to use in future recipes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 250
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 90mg;
  • Sodium 500mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 21g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.