Quick, Easy & Delicious

Most nights after a full workday I am exhausted.  Cooking, on the list of priorities is usually very low if it’s on the list at all.  Ted and I lived off of Mo’s homemade vegetable soup for most of our meals a few weeks ago and lately my definition of cooking involves taking restaurant leftovers and combining them with whatever we have in the refrigerator.  Last week Ted and I even had cereal for dinner.  Needless to say, I was due for date with my kitchen.  What’s funny about my cooking habits or lack there of lately is that I actually really enjoy cooking.  I don’t know that I am necessarily good at it, but I can follow a recipe and it usually turns out pretty well.  For me, it’s really just about finding the time to actually do it that I struggle with the most.  I had a late doctor’s appointment this afternoon so I had some extra time on my hands to look up some recipes and go to the grocery store.  I was inspired by a stuffed chicken breast I saw my sister throw together for dinner the other night and came across this quick, easy and delish recipe.  I thought I’d pass it on to all of my friends and family that work hard everyday and know how difficult it is to put together a tasty meal after a long day of work.  Enjoy!

Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast (I made 2 but I’m giving you the recipe for 4)

4 chicken breasts

4 tablespoon of bread crumbs (optional, I didn’t use them)

1/2 cup lemon juice

salt & pepper to taste (I added garlic salt too!)

4 cups of chopped broccoli

2 cups of low-fat parmesan cheese

4 tablespoons of olive oil

Combine broccoli, parmesan, olive oil & lemon juice in a bowl and stir it all together.

Cut a pocket into the chicken breast.  My sister also says you can completely cut the chicken in half, that works as well.

Stuff the mixture into the chicken and put a little salt and pepper (and garlic salt in my case) on to.  Place the chicken breasts into a pan.  Make sure you use cooking spray on the bottom of the pan then drizzle the top of the chicken with olive oil.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and cook for 20-25 min or until chicken is done.

Voila!

Bon Appetit!

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3 Responses to Quick, Easy & Delicious

  1. Kelly says:

    Looks good!

  2. Laura says:

    looks delish–do you freeze and ship? 🙂 xoxo

  3. Gretchen says:

    I’m totally trying this. Looks so good. And perfect timing– I was just about to email everyone I know to ask for super easy, healthy meals. I have a total of one recipe and it’s getting old!

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