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Mushroom-Rice Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Mushroom and rice stuffing turns ordinary chicken breasts into a terrific main dish that folks will remember. Pecans give harvest taste to the moist, tender chicken. —Pat Neu, Gainesville, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1-1/3 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery leaves
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 6 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)


  • In a large saucepan, saute the mushrooms, rice, onion and celery leaves in butter until onion is tender. Add water and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir in pecans.
  • Stuff 1/2 cup of rice mixture under the skin of each chicken breast half. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 170°.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 461 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 767mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 42g protein.

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  • smilingtooo
    Nov 19, 2011

    Delicious! Easy to make and hubby loved it ...chicken not his most favorite but tolerates it because it is my favorite! Thanks

  • cray68
    Nov 7, 2010

    This is a delicious recipe. It's easy enough for everyday and elegant enough to serve guests.

  • culverhouse5
    Jan 6, 2010

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  • cwbuff
    Sep 27, 2009

    I like "stuffed" recipes, and this one not only is very tasty but the stuffing goes easily under the skin of the chichen breasts. A really nice entree for company or when you feel like treating your family. I spooned the extra stuffing around the breasts and baked it covered for 30-35 min, then uncoverd for the last half hour.

  • lady500
    Aug 5, 2009

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  • amyskill
    Nov 22, 2006

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