Preheat oven to
350°. Split and bone chicken. Cut away any bits of fat or excess skin,
leaving just a small piece of perfect skin on top of each breast piece.
Brush both sides of breast with oil, sprinkle with PASTA SPRINKLE and
TRINIDAD or GARLIC SALT. Cover and refrigerate while preparing stuffing.
The chicken tastes even better refrigerated overnight, which makes this
an easy do ahead recipe.
To prepare the stuffing, mix bread crumbs, cheese and PASTA SPRINKLE together
in a bowl. Add tomato juice and mix again just prior to cooking the chicken.
You need enough tomato juice to get the stuffing to stick together like
a snowball when you pack it. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with oil, to
make sure the stuffing won’t stick, then make 4 balls of stuffing roughly
the shape of the breasts. Lay them on the pan, place the breasts on top.
Fold the small tail end of the breast under so it will be of uniform cooking
thickness. Bake in 350° oven for 25-30 minutes, depending on the thickness
of the breasts. The skin will be lightly browned. If you wish for a more
crispy finish, place the pan under the broiler for a minute or two, making
sure to watch carefully.
Prep. time: 15 minutes.
Cooking time: 30 minutes.