thanks to everyone who offered words of advice or support yesterday in response to my grad school blues. i know i need to just keep on plugging away at everything. it just got to the point of being very overwhelming yesterday.
anyway, i’m here to tell you about a delicious dinner i made the other night!
i used to be really intimidated by the thought of stuffing chicken breasts. it sounded a little fancy and way too difficult for my novice cooking skills. but then, i saw janetha post a recipe that included stuffed chicken, and it didn’t look so difficult after all.
since then, i’ve made a couple different varieties of stuffed chicken.
this most recent one is my favorite though…
pesto and spinach stuffed chicken
i’m not going to write out the whole method here – janetha’s post did a good job of that.
basically you cut a chicken breast in half, but not all the way through to create a chicken butterfly. then pile on your fillings, close with toothpicks, season with salt & pepper, sear, and bake.
for the stuffing:
- spread 3 tbsp pesto in the chicken breast
- add a slice or two of your favorite cheese – i used some wonderful local rosemary & olive oil asiago cheese (just use regular asiago + some fresh rosemary sprigs for the same effect!)
- finish by adding as much fresh spinach as you can fit!
[blurry smartphone photos – sorry!]
during dinner, brad said he could eat this meal every single week. so yeah, this meal was a hit!
i’m doing a little rain dance over here – the skies look threatening and we need some rain. i can’t even remember the last time we got even a drop and you can definitely tell. all of the grass is brown, the poor farmers’ crops are suffering, and there’s even a burn ban in our area because it’s so dry!
come on, rain!
just a reminder – today is the last day to enter my chike nutrition high protein coffee drink giveaway or my custom canvas prints giveaway!
i’ll pick the winners tonight.
what’s something you’ve always been intimidated to cook?
meat in general is often a struggle for me. i am always so worried that it won’t be fully cooked and that freaks me out!Pin It