Saturday, May 5, 2018

Veggie Stuffed Chicken #Recipe @PegCochran

This recipe is really simple and actually isn't a recipe in that virtually none of it is hard and fast!  If you don't like something--leave it out.  If you'd prefer something else--put it in!  For example, I had a green pepper languishing in the fridge but you might prefer to use a red or yellow pepper.  Or no pepper at all! The quantities aren't exactly precise either--I was cooking for two and you may be cooking for ten!

Chicken breasts -- quantity is up to you
olive oil
1 tomato
1/2 zucchini
1/2 green pepper
1 small red onion
Italian seasoning
shredded mozzarella

Chicken breasts are so LARGE these days that I took one whole breast and cut it into two pieces, which was more than enough for me and my husband.  You may want more or less per person.  Make approximately four or five cuts across the chicken breast being careful not to cut all the way through.

Cut the zucchini in half length-wise then slice into thin "half moons."  Slice tomato and then cut slices in half.  Cut the green pepper into strips.  Slice the onion and then cut the slices in half.

Drizzle olive oil over the chicken breasts and in between the slits.  Sprinkle with Italian seasoning if desired and salt and pepper to taste.  Stuff each slit with the veggies--as many as you want or can fit in each slit.

Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.  Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until chicken is done.


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  1. This looks so yummy and yet, easy on the cook! Thanks, Peg.

  2. Hasselback chicken breasts.
    Guild the lily and serve with hasselback potatoes.

    1. Great idea! I've never made the potatoes. Will have to try those next!