Poulet Farci au Basilic

Chicken Stuffed with Basil

Preparation info

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    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Table in Provence

A Table in Provence

By Leslie Forbes

Published 1987

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This is just one of many ways to use the infinitely versatile fresh basil purée. The chicken breasts are delicious simply stuffed with this and grilled, but for a more elaborate and richer dish serve them with this creamy leek and basil sauce.


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 5 tbsp/75 ml basil purée
  • salt


Carefully lift the skin off each piece of chicken, leaving it attached at one end. Cut a slit in the centre of each breast and stuff with 1 tbsp of basil purée. Cover again with the skin, sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill for 15-20 minutes each side, or until the juice from the thickest part runs clear. Meanwhile, make the sauce: in a non-stick pan, cook the leek until tender in a very li