6-25: Salmon-Filled Chicken Breasts

I’ve been saving some lox in the freezer from a past brunch for this recipe, 6-25: Salmon-Filled Chicken Breasts. There’s not a lot of salmon recipes in Simply Delicious (despite salmon’s popularity in the 1980s & 90s), and this may be one of the only smoked salmon ones that I have in my collection for this book.

6-25 Salmon-Filled Chicken Breasts

Definitely not the first time Simply Delicious has given a recipe for stuffed chicken breasts–see 6-4: Easy Stuffed Chicken Breasts for another take on the same idea. However, if you like smoked salmon like I do, you may have some extra laying around–here’s a use for it. 🐟


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I don’t think my mom ever made this one, but she might have liked it–she likes lox, but only if you bury it under a bunch of onion and lemon on a bagel with cream cheese and capers. She can’t eat it straight from the package like me.


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Ingredients. It’s tough to get fresh deli lox sometimes where we currently live, so sometimes we have to settle for what we call “lox-in-a-box”–the stuff you get from the seafood section of the grocery store that’s prepackaged. I don’t remember where the cuts of chicken came from, but I know they were oddly shaped.


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Chicken piece pounded and sliced. It’s not pretty, but it’s all going in a foil pocket anyway.


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About half the package of lox got eaten before it made it to the cutting board, but there was luckily still enough to chop and mix with the egg & seasonings.


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Sloppy-looking chicken rolls stuffed with the salmon mixture.


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Much neater-looking foil pouches containing aforementioned sloppy chicken/salmon rolls.


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The best parts of the lemon (juice & zest). 🍋


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Concocting the lemon sauce for the chicken rolls while they bake.


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Less sloppy looking, but still not the best visually after baking.


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Sauce makes everything better–it covers most of your mistakes. I sprinkled the top with a bit of tarragon (or maybe I swapped it for dill? That looks a lot like dill to me) and served it up. It was pretty good, but tasted a LOT like 1986.

Grade: A-


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