Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Stuffed Chicken Breasts and Garlic Cream Sauce

I had chicken roulade at a local restaurant and wanted to re-create it myself.  Rather than roll it up I decided to stuff it instead.  Much easier!!

Stuffed Chicken Breasts and Garlic Cream Sauce

4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 cup shredded Italian blend cheese
2-3 T frozen chopped spinach
1 egg
Breadcrumbs and dried parsley
olive oil

One recipe Garlic Cream Sauce

Turn oven to 350 degrees. Trim chicken breasts. I cut them so they are flatter (but still stuffable) and then cut off the tip so it bakes more evenly and doesn't dry out on the end. I chop up the extras for a meal on another night.

Using a small knife cut into the side of the breast meat, easing back and forth to make a small pocket. Stuff with cheese. It's ok if some sticks to the outside.

Dip into beaten egg...

and then into bread crumbs. Let rest for couple minutes.

Drizzle some olive oil in the bottom of a non stick pan. Brown lightly, turning once. Chicken will finish cooking in the oven.

Cook in oven for approximately 15-20 minutes until internal temp is 165 degrees. I use my Pampered Chef stoneware to keep the chicken crisp.

Serve chicken with pasta and garlic cream sauce.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Peanut Butter Banana Parfaits

Peanut Butter Banana Parfaits

2 T natural peanut butter
1 T butter
4 T crushed graham crackers
1-3/4 cup milk
1 pkg sugar free vanilla pudding
1 banana

Soften the peanut butter and butter a little and mix with the graham crackers. It should be a little crumbly.

Slice bananas. Mix milk with pudding mix.

Layer your parfaits starting with the graham mixture, then pudding, then bananas, on up til you finish with pudding. Top with few graham crumbles if you like. Refrigerate for a couple hours.

Makes 4 small parfaits or 2 large ones.