Friday, January 28, 2011

Food Fun Friday- Artichoke and Pesto stuffed Chicken

I've got another thumbs up recipe for you.  YES another chicken recipe (and don't ask me why I've been cooking so much chicken lately!)

Artichoke and Pesto stuffed Chicken
Preheat oven to 350
6 Chicken Breasts, skinned and boned
1 package prepared pesto (chilled, small plastic tub)
1 can quartered artichoke hearts in water, chopped and drained
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan or pecorino romano
3 cloves garlic crushed or minced
1 tsp pepper

Mix all ingredients except chicken in a mixing bowl.
Lay chicken on a cutting board, and make a slit along the thick end of the breast. Be careful to just make a pouch, not to cut through. Stuff each breast with the filling, and place in a baking dish. If there is extra filling, place it on top of each breast. Bake at 350 for 40 mins.
As you can see I only used 4 chicken breasts... and there was too much 'stuffing' left over.  and a little watery too.   
Mr Produce was too hungry so I didn't even get a fancy picture of the chicken breast on the plate......
He just LOVES Thursdays!!!
This is another great meal for company... And it's Atkins and South Beach friendly!!

5 Wonderful People Who Commented:

The McEwans said...

Oh that looks sooooo yummy! We're going to have to try that. Brian loves anything pesto!

Sue said...

This is my kind of recipe. Sounds good, too!


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh Lisa, I am sooo going to try this one..looks so yummy and I bet it smells yummy too..have a wonderful weekend.;)

Barbara Jean said...

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Girl!

Not as much sun as California, but some really nice folks here, and lots of green.
If you ever get down my way (Eugene, Oregon) give me a call. We can hang out. I meant it!!

Blessings and hugs

barbara jean

PS What part of Washington do you live in?

Shelly said...

Okay,,,,SO many of my Fav's in One DISH! Yummy Lisa! I love Pesto,,,I could eat it every day! And Artichokes, Chicken and Cheese,,,,okay, I am SO Hungry now! When is the next Ferry and are there leftovers??? :)

Hope you're doin' well! Getting ready for the show...Mary's coming over to help me again! Yeah!
You should come over for Ruffles and Rust.....Debi Burton will be there too! You'd LOVE IT!

Hugs, Love and a "Bus!"