Tonight I decided to make stuffed chicken breasts with Brussels sprouts and a small side of pasta. Since Kevin and I are on complete opposite schedules now, it is really hard to sit down and have a meal when you know your husband needs his rest. So I buckled down and just went for it and cooked some dinner while Kevin was sleeping before work. It came out so good!
I started off by pounding a 2 full boneless, skinless chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap until they were about a 1/2 inch thick.
I then seasoned each breast with salt, pepper, paprika, poultry seasoning and some Goya Sazonador Total.
In a small bowl, I mixed about 4 oz. of heated cream cheese, some queso fresco and one clove of minced garlic.
I thought it needed some color so I added some dried ground cilantro. Since for some reason I had no fresh herbs in the fridge.
I then spread this mixture evenly onto each chicken breast.
I thought I would add a component that was a little meltier. (Which isn’t a word.. but it’s my blog, not yours.) That was some Mexican blend cheese. I also added some hot capicola.
Starting with the smaller side, I rolled the chicken breast. After, I toothpicked them shut for assurance that they won’t open up while baking.
In an oiled baking dish, I set down the chicken breasts.
I started off by adding some celery and garlic cloves still in the skin so they can get nice and roasted. Then, I had a new idea.
I had to figure out what we were gonna eat for our veggie, so I thought, why not cook the veggie in the pan with the chicken? I threw in some frozen Brussels sprouts, seasoned them with Lawry’s Chili Garlic seasoning salt and threw in a few pats of butter.
On a preheated oven of 375°F, I threw the pan in the oven. I left it in there for about 45 minutes. All ovens are different of course, so make it’s internal temperature is at least 160°F.
In the mean time, I boiled up some angel hair until al dente. (Process not pictured) To it, I added some butter, garlic powder and salt. The end result came out fabulous. I ran to the room, woke up my hard-working love and served his meal. He loved it.
It was too big of a serving so I have leftovers for tomorrow! Yay! I hope you loves have a wonderful evening!