Dec 12, 2008

Garden Stuffed Chicken & Mozzarella

I was hopping through Google Reader when I came across a post about recipes and Katie Brown Celebrates over on B&B ex libris.

Anyway, she got me thinking about my various creations, and here's one that I posted on an older blog that I really loved making and eating. Check it out, try it. Tell me what you think.


It is not often that I cook meals at home because frankly, I'm not that great a cook. However, on a rare occasion that I do cook, I mostly make up a recipe on my own. I was extremely excited about how the Chicken Mozzarella turned out last night, that I figured I would blog about it and share the recipe.
Secret Ingredient
I started with two breasts of chicken and I split them horizontally so I could stuff them with yummy cheese and peppers. Once the breasts were split, I seasoned the insides of the chicken with garlic, oregano, pepper, onion, Parmesan cheese, and Worcestershire sauce. I diced up the red, green, and yellow peppers as well as the mozzarella cheese and chives. See Below.
Once the inside was stuffed to the brim, I closed the chicken breasts with toothpicks. Topped the breasts with Italian seasoned bread crumbs and chives, and set them in a lightly sprayed glass baking dish. Check these images out.
Buttoned Up 2 Buttoned Up; Chicken Mozzarella Moist Chicken Mozzarella (before baking)
Mind you, I am not a culinary genius. I baked the chicken breasts in the oven at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes or so (yes, I often fail to use a timer and do things sort of by hunches). When the chickens were nearly cooked, I placed slivers of mozzarella on the top to add more cheese, because I just love cheese. I placed the breasts back in the oven for a bit longer, maybe about 10 more minutes until the cheese melted and the breasts were fully cooked. And here is the result.
Cooked Moist Chicken Mozzarella 2 Cooked Moist Chicken Mozzarella
I bet you are all salivating now. Enjoy!


Jeannie said...

"I bet you are all salivating now."

Yes I am! This is a very pretty dish. I really like how you stuffed the breasts with all of those beautiful brightly-colored peppers. And the slices of mozzarella on top really adds a nice visual contrast to the browned chicken.

"It is not often that I cook meals at home because frankly, I'm not that great a cook."

Could have fooled me! :D

Serena said...

Jeannie: you are too kind. I really don't cook much...not anything this elaborate...but I usually go through spurts of creativity with food. This was one of my favorite creations.

Dar said...

OMG-I'd come for supper anyday for that. I do love to cook and will be trying this out. I make this great Miracle Whip/Salsa chicken you guys might like. It's easy, fast and yummy.

Did I tell you already how much I love your new header. I wish I was talented enough to make myself a new one. lol.

Toni said...

Uh..yeah.. I am droooooling and starving now... Delicious looking I must say... !!

Serena said...

Dar: It is a good recipe. I like to cook for large audiences...does that make sense and I love baking.

I love the new header. I really just gave Monica some ideas and photos and she ran with it. She's always open to helping if you want her to, though she is off to England for the holidays.

Toni: Thanks.

Trish said...

Ohmygosh! I have to make your recipe THIS week! Looks so great...thanks for sharing with us, Serena!

Fyrefly said...

Ohhh, those look fantastic. I just ate breakfast and now I'm hungry again! These are going in the recipe book to try sometime soon, for sure!

Anna said...

So when do you plan on making this for me?? :)

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Dreamybee said...

That sounds good! Midnight is a bad time to be going around reading everyone's recipes-I want to go in the kitchen and start making all of them! Pretty sure Hubby wouldn't appreciate all the pots and pans banging around though.