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
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.