Monday, May 12, 2014

Day Ninety-Five - Garlic Basil Stuffed Chicken (5.8.14)

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. In a small bowl combine Parmesan cheese, basil, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and garlic; set aside.
  2. Place each chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound lightly to about 1/8-inch thickness. Remove plastic wrap. Spread cheese mixture on chicken. Fold in sides of each chicken breast; roll up, pressing edges to seal. Fasten with wooden toothpicks.
  3. For sauce, in a small bowl combine lemon peel, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon olive oil; set aside. 
  4. Grill for 25 to 30 minutes or until 165 in the center of the chicken, brushing occasionally with sauce the last 10 minutes of grilling.

Katie: This chicken was good. The flavors were great and without a sauce on the outside, that part of the flavor was unexepcted. With that said, I would have liked a bit more of the stuffing inside of the chicken as there were bites that did not contain any stuffing. Overall, a good dish that I would definitely make again sometime.

Potter: These turned out pretty good. I didn't stuff them as evenly as I had thought so that was a bit disappointing. Other than that I thought it was great; good flavor and very juicy. I will definitely be practicing more with stuffed chicken.