Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Easy Herb Stuffed Chicken

The other night for dinner I wanted something relatively healthy but I also wanted something that didn't taste healthy. I had seen one too many Olive Garden commercials that day and was craving something Italian.
I think I've told you all before I married the pickiest husband on the planet, so sometimes finding something new to make can be a bit iffy.  I had a really yummy looking stuffed chicken on my pinterest board, but I knew stuffing it with cheese would not sit with hubs. But I was intrigued enough to come up with my own stuffed chicken, sans cheese.
4 thin sliced chicken breasts (about 1/4 inch thick)
Fresh Rosemary- about 1 tablespoon
Fresh thyme- about 1 tablespoon
Garlic- I used four cloves
1 Tbsp Butter
Panko Bread Crumbs
Parmesan Cheese
1. Start by chopping up the rosemary and thyme. Place into a small bowl and grate in fresh garlic. Add butter and microwave for 15-30 seconds, just enough to melt the butter.

2. If you have thick chicken breasts, place them between two sheets of parchment paper and pound them to an even thickness around 1/4 inch thick.  Spread the garlic/herb/butter mix onto one side of the chicken breast.
3. Roll up the chicken, keeping the herb mix in the middle.
4. In one bowl beat together two eggs. In a separate bowl put some Panko bread crumbs mixed with about 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese.

5. Dip the rolled up chicken into the egg, then coat in breadcrumb/cheese mixture. I also threw some leftover thyme and rosemary into the breadcrumbs just to spice them up a bit. Make sure to really coat the chicken, including the edges.
6. Place into a greased baking dish.  Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
That's all she wrote!
I ate mine with green beans (yes they were canned, don't judge me). The hubs had his with buttered noodles. We also had bread, but truth be told I was so full from the chicken I didn't even eat mine.  I made four chicken breasts and the hubs ate two and a half of them. It was that good.
Do you have a fun stuffed chicken recipe I should try? Leave me the link and I promise to check it out!