Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mocking a Chicken

Sometimes you feel like stuffing chicken – sometimes you don’t.  I didn’t.
Having a 3 week old baby who didn’t know how to keep the pacifier in her mouth and pounding out chicken – together those things seemed ill-advised to do at the same time.  Rather than pound the chicken, like I usually do, wrap it around the stuffing, then pile the stuffing on top anyway because I had too much?  I layered it.  See… having a kid made me smarter… or more lazy… it’s a fine line really.
Mix up the stuffing, pile half of it in a glass dish, lay the chicken on top – cover with dressing, pile rest of the stuffing on.  Tastes the same – less mess and work.
If you want to stuff it – go for it… you won’t need to pass the blame to your 3 week old… just blame me. :)

Mock Stuffed Chicken
What You Need
1 can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1 tsp garlic minced
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
1-1/4 cups shredded low-moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 pkg.  (6 oz.) Stuffing Mix for Chicken
8 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (2 lb.)
1/3 cup Italian Dressing

Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Combine tomatoes, garlic, Italian Seasoning, 1/2 cup cheese and basil in medium bowl. Add stuffing mix; stir just until moistened.
Pour half of stuffing mixture in a glass baking dish.  Lay chicken breast on top of stuffing in one even layer.  Drizzle chicken with dressing.  Pour rest of stuffing mixture on top.  Bake 40 min. or until chicken is done (165°F). Top with remaining cheese; bake 5 min. or until melted.

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