Sunday, April 29, 2012

Creamy Stuffed Chicken Breast

Here, is my latest inspiration. We're finally a little settled into our new place so I got myself back into the kitchen. This one was delicious and so easy. I was saving this one for after we went to the grocery store but to my pleasant surprise we had everything we needed (which doesn't happen often). Of course, I made some minor alterations to the recipe linked above. This is what we ended up with. Creamy deliciousness. Get ready.


3 chicken breasts
1 clove of garlic (minced)
1/4 cup of cream cheese
1/3 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp Italian seasoning (just a random one we have in the cupboard)
1/2 tbs olive oil

Step One: Mix together garlic, cream cheese, Parmesan, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.

Step Two: Make a slit directly into the middle of the chicken breast. This is where you are going to stuff the cream cheese-y goodness. Make sure you leave about an inch or so in either side of your slit so you have a solid "pouch". Also, make sure that you slice as far into the chicken as you can (making sure not to break through). 

Step Three: Now, you're going to stuff that chicken. I was totally grossed out by this part, but don't worry. Just get in there real nice and deep like... Also, remember how delicious this is going to be. So shove all that cream cheese filling as far down as you can into the chicken. Once you've gotten all your breasts stuffed... Sorry, but that is the most awkward phrase ever, but you know what I mean. It's time to move onto the next step. Seal those things up with a few toothpicks. Poke them in real nicely, closing the chicken as much as possible.

Step Four: Now you're going to fry these into a golden brown, crispy deliciousness. Put a pan on the stove top with a little olive oil and throw 'em in. Well, set them in gently with love and care. You don't want them exploding just yet. Try to keep all the creamy goodness inside the chicken. You'll see why later. Make sure that you get the chicken cooked all the way through. About five minutes or so on each side. You want them to be brown and crispy and oh, soooooo yummy. This is where you start to drool.

Step Five: Plate up and enjoy.

This was seriously so good and so easy I can't even believe it. It's definitely something that I will continue to make. The cream cheese melted into the chicken perfectly and the Parmesan was so gooey and delicious. The rice was also perfect as a side dish for this meal. It honestly doesn't get much better than this. I finished off the night with some tea and passed out into a food coma. 

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