Monday, April 8, 2013

stuffed chicken

It was a tasty wekend. For breaky/brunch we had this baked oatmeal recipe I made with blueberries and it was fantastic!
Then, last night we had a lazy evening of time so I made a meal that wasn't elaborate but required cooking time: Greek stuffed chicken breast and greek roasted potatoes. I had just made lemoncello and so I had 2 c of freshly squeezed lemon juice so I tried to think of ways to use it up. This worked deliciously.

First I peeled and sliced a few (3?? can't quite recall...) potatoes in to wedges and parboiled them in salty water for 15 minutes and drained them. While doing that I started on the chicken and turned the oven up to 375 F.
For the chicken, I took 2 chicken breast and pounded them out nice and thin and then layered a mixture of 1/3 c crumbled feta, 1/2 c spinach, 3 diced mushrooms, 2 green onions, 1 t minced garlic and 2 t pesto on top of them. I rolled them up and used a few toothpicks to keep them shut and put them in a little baking dish sprayed with Pam (lots of juice cooks out with this so you need something other than a baking sheet to not make a mess and keep the chicken from drying out). Then I poured about 1/4c lemon juice over them (adjust to your own taste) and sprinkled a few more mushrooms, red onions on top and put them in to bake for 20 minutes. I took the drained potatoes and tossed them with some drizzles of chipotle olive oil, pepper and italian seasoning and more lemon juice to coat and put them spread out in a pan and into the oven with the chicken. After 20 minutes I flipped the potatoes and put 1/3 c shredded mozza onto the chicken and baked it all for another 20 minutes. Then I took the chicken out to sit a bit, flipped the potatoes and let them bake another 5 minutes until they started to get nice and crispy while I prepped the chicken on the plates.
Results were so good I forgot to take a picture. Yummy and easy peasy... :)