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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Day 29 - Like the Chicken--Recipe Share

curry chicken

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Chicken can be stretched a very long way to make any  meal be a bit more flavorful and filling. And, if you have been shopping lately it also takes less affect on your wallet. Here are just a few of our chicken recipes. Hope you can get creative and enjoy creating some of your own too!

mediterrenean stuffed chicken (2)

Mediterranean Stuffed chicken

You will need 4 Chicken breasts, 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, 3 tsp garlic, 1 tsp. orange zest, 1/2 cup fresh basil, and a block of mozzarella cheese

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Grate your orange into zest and set aside. Slice your cheese into slices (I used 2 slices per piece of chicken) and set aside. Put all other ingredients on a cutting board and chop fine. Add the orange zest and mix together.

IMG_4511Slice your Chicken breasts in order to fully stuff. Do not cut all the way through. Place on a covered cookie sheet.

IMG_4512After your chicken is opened stuff your filling evenly into each breast.

IMG_4513Place your cheese on top of fillings and close each piece of chicken.

IMG_4514Use toothpicks to secure edges. Drizzle olive oil over each piece and salt and pepper. Bake at 450 for 30-35 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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I served this with Crockpot mashed potatoes, homemade Crescent rolls, and sautéed green beans with red onions.

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Another easy stuffed chicken recipe is simply the amount of chicken breasts you need and prepared stuffing. Simply stuff the breasts with stuffing and sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic, and a touch of olive oil on the tops before baking at 350 til done!

Curry Chicken

4 chicken breasts chopped and seared in olive oil
Sautee 1 onion and 2 cloves of minced garlic with chicken
Add 3 cans cream of chicken
2-3 tsp. curry powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup water
4 Chicken bouillon cubes
Simmer or throw in crockpot on low
Serve over rice.

  stuffed shells with chicken alfredo

Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells

5 chicken breasts, chopped and sautéed with garlic in olive oil
(you can substitute shrimp too)
Sauce:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 c. heavy cream (add, mix,& remove from heat)
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 T salt
dash of pepper
1 1/2 c. Fresh Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. parsley
pinch of nutmeg
Boil large shells and let cool
Noodle filling:
1 c. ricotta cheese
1 egg
1 T parsley
1/2 c. Parmesan Cheese
Salt & pepper
Fill shells with filling and pour sauce and chicken on top. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

You can just use the sauce and put over unfilled noodles too! Add a touch of flare and throw in shrimp instead of chicken.

It’s hard to believe our 31 days is nearing its end. Join us tomorrow for a few tried and true pasta favorites from our house to yours. Thanks for faithfully reading, friends!