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Sausage Stuffed Chicken with Sundried Tomato and Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Chef Brent Barna,
Provence Bistro

Sweet sundried tomatoes and nutty pumpkin seeds pop against the mild flavour of chicken breast served on the bone. Pick up herbed sausage at your favourite butcher shop.

Ingredients
Stuffed Chicken

4 Mediterranean flavoured chicken sausages such as basil and tomato
4 large chicken breasts on the bone, skin on

Pesto
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup sundried tomatoes in oil
1/2 cup oil from sundried tomatoes
6-8 fresh basil leaves, sliced thinly
1 clove garlic, minced

Method
Stuffed Chicken
1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
2. Remove sausage meat from casings.
3. Using a small thin-bladed knife, cut a pocket in the centre of each chicken breast.
4. Stuff sausage meat into chicken using hands or a piping bag.
5. Bake in oven for 30 mins.

Pesto
1. Using a dry frying pan, roast pumpkin seeds until they swell and emit a nutty aroma.
2. In a food processor, combine all ingredients except oil.
3. While running the food processor, slowly drizzle in oil.

Yield 4 servings

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