Thursday, October 4, 2007

Recipe: Apple and Raisin-Stuffed Chicken Breasts on Curried Rice


Apple and Raisin-Stuffed Chicken Breasts on Curried Rice

Watkins, Inc., the leader in quality gourmet ingredients and timeless comfort
products, suggests spicing up a traditional chicken and rice meal with tasty
fruit and some of their finest USDA certified 100% organic spices.
Watkins' "Apple-and Raisin-Stuffed Chicken Breasts on Curried Rice" recipe is
a fun, easy-to-make favorite that includes their organic parsley, black
pepper, curry powder and cinnamon.

Watkins Apple-and Raisin-Stuffed Chicken Breasts on Curried Rice

Stuffed Chicken Breasts
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 cup diced apple
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 tbsp Watkins Organic Parsley
Freshly-ground sea salt and Watkins Organic Black Pepper, to taste
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 tbsp Watkins Organic Curry Powder

Curried Rice
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp Watkins Organic Curry Powder
1/4 tsp Watkins Organic Cinnamon
2 cups water
1 cup basmati rice
1 to 1-1/2 cups reserved stuffing (from above)

Cooking Directions:

Stuffed Chicken Breasts
1. Preheat oven to 350°F
2. Pound chicken breasts with meat mallet to increase size by half
3. Mix apple, raisins, almonds, parsley, salt and pepper
4. Place a spoonful of stuffing in center of each breast and roll up
(There will be stuffing left over; save 1 to 1-1/2 cups of this for rice)
5. Place breasts seam-side down on baking sheet coated with cooking
6. Bake 40-50 minutes or until chicken tests done
7. Meanwhile, prepare sauce: Stir curry powder into yogurt; set aside
to let flavors develop
8. Prepare rice

Curried Rice
1. Heat oil in heavy lidded saucepan
2. Add onion, curry powder and cinnamon; sauté until tender
3. Add water; bring to a boil
4. Stir in rice; cover and reduce heat to low
5. Simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes
6. About 5 minutes before rice is done, stir in reserved stuffing

Place rice on serving platter; top with chicken breasts. Spoon or pour yogurt
sauce over chicken; sprinkle with paprika to add color.

Serves 6.


Watkins Incorporated, known around the world for its quality spices and
flavorings, has a line of USDA certified 100% organic spices available at Wal-
Mart and other retail stores nationwide. This line of organic spices packaged
in their trademark gold medal tin, does not contain fillers like sugar, synthetic
anti-caking agents, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives that may be
found in conventional spices.

The 19 organic spices available at retail are: Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Chili
Powder, Cumin, Paprika, Oregano, Ginger, Dry Mustard, Cinnamon, Garlic
Powder, Onion Powder, Thyme, Basil, Rosemary, Curry Powder, Sage, Ground
Cloves, Parsley, and Dill. The colorful, gold medal tins keep out light to
protect the flavor of the spices and are decorative enough to leave on the
kitchen counter. The suggested retail price ranges from $4.99 - $6.49.
In 1868, entrepreneur J.R. Watkins founded the J.R. Watkins Medical
Company in Plainview, Minnesota, giving birth to one of America's first natural
apothecary companies. Since receiving the Gold Medals for Highest Quality
at the 1928 World Expo in Paris, Watkins' spices and flavorings have gained a
reputation around the world for their quality. Vanilla, the crown jewel of
Watkins' popular line of extracts, has made the company a household name
for decades. Watkins was the first company ever to give a money back
guarantee on its products. For more information, visit

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