new recipe #4: Panko Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts

1 Jul

This is going to be short and sweet.  Because I have just found one of the most amazing recipes I have ever tried…I am not exaggerating, guys.  This. Was. Amazing.

So here’s the recipe.

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Stole the picture from the site I got the recipe from: fortheloveofcooking.net

I don’t have any pictures of my finished product because we were starving and devoured all of it as soon as it came out of the oven!!!

My changes to the recipe: I left the tomatoes out, because tomatoes make me want to vomit.  I added extra garlic (because I LOVE garlic) and used dried basil…I know dried basil is more potent than fresh, but I still used almost a full tablespoon of it in my version, because if there’s another herb I love (aside from garlic), it’s basil.  I added the dash of oregano to the ricotta–didn’t see where to put it, but I’m assuming that’s right.  It worked…

My challenges:  I had a hard time cutting my chicken breasts–they were too thin, I think.  I managed to cut them most of the way, though.  Even though I didn’t stuff the entire chicken breast, it still was plenty of the stuffing mixture for the chicken.  The panko crumbs didn’t stay on the chicken that well for me, so I just added them to the skillet after the chicken was done and ready to go in the oven, then sprinkled the browned panko on top of the chicken.  I had a lot of leftover stuffing, so I will probably use 3/4 cup of ricotta next time (or just save the extra to make this another night because it was that amazing!).

Overall, it was a pretty quick recipe to put together.  It tasted amazing.  It’s been added to the rotation for sure!

**P.S. I am lame and forgot to do a post for May…and I am behind by one day for the June post.  I’m still counting this as June’s recipe, even though it’s a day late.  And luckily I have a ton of free time now (hahaha yeah right…camping, 2 big races to put on, seeing family, some house projects, and a crap load more doctor’s appointments…), so I will get caught up on my “new recipes” challenge for the year this summer!

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