I know.. it has been a while. The whole moving thing throws off the whole cooking thing.
i'm back. and i made some kicking chicken the other night! and I have some good stuff on the menu this weekend already :)
I saw this recipe on Gina's Skinny Eats several weeks ago and have been planning to make it since! Seriously. I pretty much followed her recipe, although it has given me a bunch of ideas on spins. Here is my slightly modified version.
6 chicken tenders
3 cheese grated blend
6 slices proscuitto
3 slices provolone
I took the chicken tenders and gave them a few wacks with the meat mallet, mostly just because i could :) Meanwhile I mixed up a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice with a tablespoon or so of olive oil in one bowl and a 2:1 mixture of breadcrumbs and grated cheese in another bowl. I took each chicken tender and washed it and patted it dry. The tender was dipped into the lemon-oil mixtue followed by the breadcrumb mixture. I placed a slice of proscuitto and half a slice of provolone in middle and rolled the chicken up around it.
The chicken baked in a lightly greased (Olive oil) pan for 30 minutes at 450. since I was using tenders it probably could have cooked for 25 min.
Verdict - Win
It really was good! I like this idea of the double breaded rollatini rather than trying to wrap a chicken breast around a bunch of filling and securing with toothpicks. it was soo much easier. We each ate to tenders and were full, leaving me 2 for lunch today :)
I had actually intended to take a couple of them and wrap a couple of asparagus spears in the middle of the proscuitto-cheese center rather than the onion that Gina used. I still plan to do that... I think it would be awesome. Other people suggested a basil leaf, but i like the asparagus idea, I just didn't follow through. I also meant to spray the tops with olive oil so the breading would be crunchier during baking. Either way it was a win. the proscuitto was nice and salty and crispy from baking and it made my tummy happy :)
Plus, this was surprisingly easy -- far easier than David thought it was. The hardest part is the tiny kitchen at the new house.
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