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Doug Varrieur

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Hi gang, Chicken Valdostana is a very famous dish in Italy. The common way it's cooked is akin to a chicken parm with a wine sauce using a fried cutlet topped with ham, cheese and then the gravy. I chose to use a thick breast and stuff it like a cordon blue. The recipe below kicks this recipe up to a delicacy. I hope you enjoy it!


LOW CARB Stuffed Chicken Valdostana







Ingredients

2 thick chicken breasts
1/4 pound prosciutto sliced thin
2 Fontina cheese chunks the size of your thumb
1/4 cup artichoke hearts
1/2 pound of mixed mushrooms rough chopped (I used shirataki and portabello)
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup dry vermouth or other dry white wine
1/4 cup mixed Italian olives
salt and pepper
fresh chopped parsley
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions

1- Using a very sharp knife cut a pocket inside your chicken breast being careful not to cut through.
2- Lay out your ham overlapping the edges so you can roll up the cheese inside like a cabbage roll sealing all the edges.
3- Stuff your ham roll into the pocket cut in the chicken breast and close with a skewer.
4- Salt and pepper both sides of the breast.
5- Heat the oil to medium and brown both sides of the breasts, remove and set aside.
6- Saute the mushrooms and artichoke hearts in the the oil until wilted.
7- Pour in the chicken broth and wine, bring to a boil.
8- Remove the veggies from the pan and cook down the broth mixture till thickened, taste then season with salt and pepper.
9- Place veggies in the bottom of a casserole then top with the chicken.
10- Pour the gravy over the top and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.
11- Remove from oven and let rest 15 minutes.
12- Slice the breasts and serve with mushrooms and olives scattered about on the plate.

« Last Edit: August 26, 2015, 09:27:18 AM by Doug Varrieur »
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Re: LOW CARB Stuffed Chicken Valdostana kicked up a bunch of notches
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014, 04:53:42 PM »
Looks so great, doubt I could afford to make it though.

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Re: LOW CARB Stuffed Chicken Valdostana kicked up a bunch of notches
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2014, 10:24:38 AM »
just replace the ham and cheese with something you like.Swiss and deli ham would work  ;)

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Re: LOW CARB Stuffed Chicken Valdostana kicked up a bunch of notches
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2014, 11:48:16 PM »
I'll use what I can get least expensive. When I buy specialty sweeteners and almond flour, and olive oil and cream and half and half we end up with $60 left for food for 2 weeks.The food bank is not good anymore. Last time they only gave us a bunch high carb processed food, and 1 stalk celery and 8 bags roasted almonds. I'm used to getting a lot of vegetables from them. Meat is getting more expensive. I take it home and weigh and measure for meals and freeze. I buy vegetables and meat on sale from Mexican market. I could turn this recipe into Mexican or Asian, lol.

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Re: LOW CARB Stuffed Chicken Valdostana kicked up a bunch of notches
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2014, 09:32:10 AM »
You can make your own flour from the almonds :)

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Re: LOW CARB Stuffed Chicken Valdostana kicked up a bunch of notches
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2014, 10:01:42 AM »
Yes, I can, but cheapest almonds on sale here is $6.99 a lb. I buy the almond meal at Trader Joes for $4.99 for 1 lb bag. I buy Bob's Red Mill golden flaxmeal at $4 lb at Big Lots. They also have regular flaxmeal in 2 lb bag for $5.

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Re: LOW CARB Stuffed Chicken Valdostana kicked up a bunch of notches
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2015, 09:29:43 AM »
Stuck int he same old eating routine? STOP! Try something new and exciting........like this delicious savory dish!  ::)
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Re: LOW CARB Stuffed Chicken Valdostana kicked up a bunch of notches
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2016, 08:47:55 AM »
I can't describe to you how delicious this dish is. It's roots come from the Val d'Aosta region of northern Italy and they REALLY know how to deliver "savory". Savory is the feeling of richness in your mouth that delivers true satisfaction in a meal. Treat yourself and your family  tonight with this fab dish!  8)
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