7.10.2005

Recipe Exchange

Chicken Florentine w/ Monterrey
This is my favorite recipe. I was playing around in the kitchen one day and stumbled upon it. So here you go.

What You Will Need (this will service two, increase as necessary):
2 Boneless Chickenbreast
1 tomato
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
1 bag of fresh spinach
1 pouch of sliced portabella mushrooms
2 tablespoons of olive oil
8oz. Monterrey cheese [a cheddar monterrey mix is good too]
1 Baking Dish
1 George Foreman grill
1 Medium Skillet or Wok

1. Turn the oven to 400 degrees, and plug in a George Foreman (I'm sure everyone has one of these.)
2. Season your chicken breasts to taste (I generally use Lemon Pepper, Seasoning Salt, and Garlic Powder)
3. Chop in cubes 1/4 of each pepper (red, orange, and yellow) set aside in a bowl
4. In another bowl mix together the bag of spinach and a 1/2 cup of sliced portabella mushrooms
5. In the Wok, sautee the choped peppers in 1 tablespoon of oil until tender; once tender, return the peppers to a bowl set aside.
6. Place chicken breasts on the George Foreman... RIGHT NOW GO DO IT RIGHT NOW!!!
7. In the Wok, that is still on the stove, add another tablespoon of Olive Oil and sautee the mushroom and spinach mixture until tender. Once tender, the chicken should also be done then too, remove from heat source.
8. With a fillet knife, slice the chicken breast laterally, opening it almost 3/4ths of the way, as to create a pocket. Place the chicken boobies in the baking dish.
9. Stuff the pocket with the spinach and mushroom mixture, and sprinkle a little shredded cheese as a sealer.
10. Top the chicken breasts with the remainder of spinach and mushroom mixture, then top with shredded monterrey, and on top of the cheese sprinkle your colorful mixture of sauteed peppers, and diced tomatoes.
11. Place in the over for about 10 to 13.5 minutes.
12. Take it out, I could say allow 5 minutes for cooling, but does anyone every really do that? Eat it. Enjoy [if you think it's gross, then don't eat it all!]

Recommended side-dishes:
Golden white potates topped with butter, salt and pepper.
Chicken rice (Rice cooked in chicken broth instead of plain water)
Corn
or for a more colorful experience try cinnamon sweet potatoes.

1 comment:

Iris said...

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