STUFFED FRENCH BREAD

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 (12”) French bread loaf
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound chicken, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried Thyme
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups Fontina cheese, grated

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425° degrees F.
  • Cut bread loaf in half lengthwise, remove centers in small chunks leaving a 1/4" shell. Bake bread chunks on a cookie sheet with pine nuts 5 - 7 minutes, set aside.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet, sprinkle chicken with liquid smoke, sauté until done, remove chicken.
  • Deglaze skillet with wine, add remaining 2 tablespoons butter and sauté garlic, mushrooms and thyme until all liquid has evaporated.
  • Add baked bread chunks, toasted pine nuts, sautéed chicken, broccoli, salt and pepper to skillet mixing well.
  • Fill French bread halves with stuffing, sprinkle with Fontina cheese.
  • Bake 10 minutes, cut each loaf in slices and serve hot.....

Notes

..... delicious !

Categories: Appetizer  Poultry 
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