Chicken Roll-Ups

Chicken Roll-Ups

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 35 mins

Cook: 40 mins

  • 8 boneless, skinless thighs (about 2 lbs.)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups coarse, fresh breadcrumbs from a crusty loaf
  • 1 large  shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 rib  celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 small  Golden Delicious apple, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries or chopped dried cherries
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 package  (10 oz.) cremini mushrooms, thickly sliced
  1. On a work surface, pound the thighs 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Melt 2 tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and cook, stirring, until toasted, about 5 minutes; transfer to a bowl. Add another tbsp. butter, the shallot, celery and thyme to the skillet; cook 2 minutes. Add the apple; cook until tender, 2 minutes. Add the cranberries and 1/2 cup broth; season with salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to the same bowl, mix and wipe out the skillet.
  3. Divide the stuffing among the thighs; roll up and tie with kitchen string. Melt the remaining 1 tbsp. butter in the skillet over medium heat; add the chicken and season. Cook, turning, until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Pour the remaining 1/2 cup broth and 1 cup water into the pan, scrape up any brown bits and bring to a simmer. Add the mushrooms, partially cover and simmer, shaking the pan occasionally, until the mushrooms soften, about 15 minutes.
  4. Transfer the thighs to a cutting board. Cook sauce over medium heat until slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the string from the thighs. Slice each roll crosswise and transfer to plates. Drizzle with the pan sauce.