So you have a garden and chicken breast. Well you know that wonderful dish that is often ordered when out at a restaurant – Stuffed Chicken Breast? It might go for $14.00 and up. Well let me show how it is made and you will not spend anywhere near 14 bucks.
Buy a package of boneless skinless chicken breast (or grab that chicken from the hen house.)
Cut off the short section (left side in this photo) and set aside. I use this piece for grilled chicken salad or dice up for chicken quesadillas.
Butterfly open the boneless, skinless. You need a good sharp knife or you will be hating life.
Next pound the crap out of it. I lay wax paper or plastic wrap down over the meat so that I don’t have to spend a lot of time cleaning the wooden mallet. You can see what the pounding does. This not only makes the breast flater and larger, but makes it easier to roll up.
Now… what do you have in the garden or the refrigerator? This photo shows sliced tomatoes, mozzarella chess and green onions. However, I have stuffed them with all sorts of things. In the past I’ve used, left over mashed potatoes and chess, tomato sauce, cheese and pepperoni, black beans and rice… Just look at what you have and throw it in. If you want to impress guest, stuff it with bananas. That is an “O” on a plate! And if I have to explain that comment – private massage me. Honestly…. It’s God’s food! Yum!
Now grab some plastic wrap and begin to roll and roll. Make it tight. You can then put this in the frig for a minimum of three hours should you wish to have it that evening or put it in a zip lock or Food Saver and toss in the freezer.
As for how long it keeps… I’m not one to look at or consider expiration date – don’t believe in them. I know things go bad and that’s why God created the sense of smell. A good refrigerator or freezer will keep things a long time. Honestly, I served these to guest where the stuffed breast had been in my freezer well over a year. It was wonderful – no complaints, just loads of compliments.
When you are ready to bake this dish, you simply roll it in bread crumbs or even “Shake and Bake”. Put it in a 350 oven for 20 mins. Boom! Done! Enjoy!!!
Here all the things I did with the package of chicken breast. Stuffed, Cordon Blu/ Diced for quesadillas. Grilled for salad.
Hope you try and enjoy these ideas
-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl