Thursday, August 7, 2008

Goat Cheese love continues

The goat cheese love continued tonight with Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes. The dd's and I went to the mall and then the grocery store, and I brought the new August issue of CL with me (so I could get ingredients for a recipe), but I actually ended up buying a new "best of CL" magazine titled Kitchen Secrets. I had most of the ingredients already for this chicken recipe- goat cheese and overgrown basil included, so I thought I'd try it.

The recipe is very doable, but more elaborate than I REALLY had time for, what with us having a baseball game to get to and all, so it was a tad stressful (had to call in underage culinary reinforcements) but it all worked out. There are a few steps to it, since you make the sauce (that even dh really liked- and he's not a sauce guy) AFTER you cook the chicken. Our sauce was a bit thick and the shallots a bit "brown" (note prior ref to culinary reinforcements), but it really was tasty.

I should have taken the picture from a side view, to better illustrate the little side pocket you make for the goat cheese stuffing on the side. Oh well. Isn't a stuffed chicken breast fun once in awhile? It's so easy to make, but looks so "fancy." lol. I'm also usually all about flattening the chicken breast before grilling, so it was nice to put down the kitchen hammer for a change (and rest my tired bootcamped biceps.)

I liked the basil and sun-dried tomatoes mixed in with the goat cheese. (Also adding a step, you have to soak the un-oiled sun-dried tomatoes for half an hour in boiling water.) I also liked the orzo with it. CL suggests it to soak up the sauce. My family was all, "Is this rice? it tastes like spaghetti." Orzo= a fun new pasta shape for the whole family to enjoy.

In other fitness news, I also bought new Nike running shoes today to fit my computer gizmo. If I still have energy after boot camp tomorrow, I might take them out for a spin, so to speak. I wish some of my fellow bloggers would join me in some run/walk challenges? any chip owners out there? (and I don't mean the tasty kind )


Chrissie said...

Looks like a great dinner. A challenge...what type of challenge? What chip?

JanetM97 said...

Hey Chrissie! I just got the Nike shoe chip and bracelet thing that lets you upload your runs onto the computer. Their site has boards where you can post and enter challenges. I was told you didn't need to buy the special Nike shoes for it, but it just seemed easier to get them (rather than try to attach the chip elsewhere). Anyway, it seemed like I might be motivating? lol.

the link: