Thursday, September 20, 2012

Recipes: Zucchini Stuffed Chicken

I've only made bake chicken around twice or so. This is the third time I've made baked chicken. Yay me! Anywho, I wasn't sure if I would like it...turns out it was pretty good. It was a little more work than the other recipes I used because you have to make the stuffing first (also my first time making stuffing). I brushed a little honey on the skin to to make it a little crispy. If there weren't so many other recipes out there to try I probably would make it again.

I don't really like swiss cheese but it was actually pretty good in this!  

From Allrecipes.com

"My sister gave me this recipe. My family really likes it. I freeze shredded zucchini for the winter. Just thaw and drain the liquid off before using."

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in chicken breasts, with skin
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 3 slices bread, torn into pieces
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Loosen the skin on each chicken breast to form a pocket, and set aside.
  3. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the onion, parsley, and basil until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the zucchini, and cook and stir until tender, about 2 more minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat, and thoroughly mix the torn bread, egg, Swiss cheese, salt, and pepper into the zucchini mixture until well-combined.
  4. Stuff the chicken breasts with the zucchini mixture, place them in the prepared baking dish, and bake in the preheated oven until the chicken breasts are golden brown and the stuffing is hot, 50 to 60 minutes.