Our local HY Vee store had bone in chicken breast on sale so I thought I would experiment with a new recipe. I've been trying VERY hard to eat a bit healthier these days and so I think this would fit as a healthy meal.
Bone in chicken breasts
par cooked broccoli about 1 small cluster
1 slice of provolone cheese
1/2 slice of American cheese
4 or 5 small leek rings
1/4 cup of cook risotto
I only made one of these this time but I will do 4 or 5 next time and have company for dinner. When I cook my broccoli I usually cook it with 1 bullion chicken cube, to me it gives it extra flavor. I try to get the low sodium type because to me the other is just toooooooooooooo salty.
With a very sharp knife open the breast starting at the thickest part and just butterfly it. Then place it between some clear wrap or wax paper and pound it until it thins out a bit. Don't go overboard or you'll have a thin mess on your hands. Place the risotto first, then the broccoli, add the leeks, and cheeses. Roll the chicken up and tie it with string. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 35-45 minutes, until juices run clear. Serve with broccoli and a nice salad. As you can see above I had mine with sliced tomato from our garden and broccoli.
Hope you try this, it's a quick easy week day dish. Also you can substitute any veggie you like, cheese, and of course rice of your choice.
I made the risotto the other day after watch an episode of Rachel Ray and also this was my very first time using leeks. I must say I really like them because they are so mild. I do not normally like onions but these I can deal with. Also the next time I make this I may use a cheese type sauce for the top because the cheese seemed to all melt away.....guess that could be a gone things. :)
Thanks for stopping by, hope you give this recipe a try. Have a wonderful day and Remember to Find the Time to Do all the things YOU love.