Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Sundried Tomato Chicken & Homegrown Mushrooms

See these things? They are mushrooms that Erik grew. Oyster mushrooms to be exact. They look weird and they smell funky but we are going to eat them!

For dinner, I edited a recipe that I found and it was pretty good!

chicken breasts stuffed w/ goat cheese & sundried tomatoes 

(used mozzarella)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 35 min
This is a DELICIOUS chicken dish and not as hard as it might seem. One of our household favorites.


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup goat cheese - Used Mozzarella
4 Tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil - Used tomatoes NOT in oil
2 Tablespoons pine nuts - Did not use. Did you know pine nuts are like $8 for 8oz!?
2 green onions, thinly sliced Did not use.
3 basil leaves, cut into thin strips Did not use.

salt & pepper, to taste
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup dry white wine
2/3 cup chicken broth
4 Tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into 4 piecesDid not use.
salt & pepper, to taste


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pound chicken between sheets of waxed paper using a flat meat mallet- you want to even out the thickness and thin them out a bit. Pat chicken dry.
2. Combine cheese, tomatoes, pine nuts, onions and basil in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Spread cheese mixture lengthwise over half of each chicken breast. Tuck ends in. Roll chicken up tightly. Secure with toothpicks. Dip chicken in egg, and then roll in breadcrumbs.
3. Place chicken in 8-inch square baking dish. Pour 2 Tablespoons melted butter over the breasts. Bake until cooked through, about 20 minutes.
4. While chicken is baking, melt 3 Tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and sauté until tender (about 6 minutes). Add wine and boil for 3 minutes. Add chicken broth and boil until liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and swirl in 4 Tablespoons of butter 1 piece at a time. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Remove toothpicks from chicken. Cut chicken rolls into 1/2-inch thick rounds and serve immediately with sauce drizzled on top.
Here's Evie after snacking on a marrow bone. She passes out after eating them. We buy the bones at the meat counter at the grocery store and freeze them. We give them to her when she needs to chill out at night. It keeps her occupied and allows her to get some energy out. She is so tired afterwards -- It's like it was so much work to get the marrow out that she is done for the night. 

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