Sunday, December 16, 2012

Greek Stuffed Chicken Breasts

I am a sucker for Greek food.
Love it.
Luckily, my mom had some chicken breasts in the fridge - so I decided to make:
"Artichoke & Sun Dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breasts." 

It's pretty quick to make - and DELICIOUS.

4 chicken breasts
1 red onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 can of artichoke hearts
Sun dried tomatoes
1/2 cup Kalamata olives
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 stick of butter
White wine
1 box couscous
1 cup of chicken stock
Olive oil
Feta cheese

1.) Add some olive oil to a sauté pan. Once it's hot, add 1/2 cup of chopped, red onion.
Cook for about 3 minutes.

2.) Add 3 chopped garlic cloves, 1/2 cup of chopped sun dried tomatoes and 1 can of chopped artichoke hearts.
Cook for another 3 minutes.

3.) Add 1/4 cup of white wine to the mixture.
Pick whatever you like to drink!
(I used Riesling.)
Also - add 2 Tablespoons of BUTTER.

Cook for another 3 minutes.

4.) While the mixture cooks, pound your chicken breasts flat!
Sprinkle salt/pepper on both sides.

5.) Add 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese to the mixture.
Take OFF the heat.
Let the mixture cool for about 5 minutes.

6.) Once the mixture has cooled, place a spoonful at one end of the chicken breast.
Secure with toothpicks.

* Place the chicken breasts in a heated pan with more olive oil.
Brown on all sides. 

* Add another 1/4 cup of white wine to the pan - and 1 Tablespoon of butter.

* Put the lid on the pan - and let the chicken breasts cook for 10 minutes. 

7.) While the chicken cooks, get your couscous ready!

In a pot, heat up:
1 cup of chicken stock
1 Tablespoon of butter
1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives
1/4 cup of chopped sun dried tomatoes

* Let the mixture come to a slight boil.

* Add your box of couscous, stir. 
* Take pot OFF the heat!!! 
Place the lid on the pot, and let the couscous sit for 5 minutes.

8.) Fluff your couscous with a fork.

9.) Take your chicken off the heat.

10.) Let the chicken breasts rest for about 5 minutes.

11.) While the chicken breasts rest, add another 1/4 cup of white wine to the pan.
Scrape all the GOOD BITS off the bottom of the pan!!!
This will be your "sauce" for the dish.

12.) Add a handful of Feta cheese to your couscous.
Ready to serve!

Cut up the chicken breasts, and place on top of a bed of couscous.
Make sure to add some sauce on top of the chicken!

Sooooo yummy.
Easy to make!

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