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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chicken Stuffed with Kalamata Olives and Sun-dried Tomatoes

All right so I made this darn dish like weeks ago, and I can't remember anything. The photos will help, but if you're a meticulous measure-er, then this won't make you happy. But, if that's your issue, then this blog has probably pissed you off a lot. Anyways, I sort of just came up with this on the fly, stuffing chicken breast with blahblah, serve it with a veggie and some blahblah. So I mated this chicken with roasted zucchini and bulgur wheat.

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Stuff
serves two

-2 chicken breasts
-8 kalamata olives, sliced and diced
-3 sun dried tomato halves
-olive oil
-zucchini, cut into half moons
-bulgar wheat

Here's the tomatoes and kalamatas (tossed with a smidge of olive oil) for the stuffing:

And here is where that stuff is gonna go:

I'll be brutally honest, taking side shots of a slit-down-the-center, flesh colored chicken breast is downright pornographic. It took about 4 tries until I realized... there are things that just shouldn't be done. Anyways, moving on. Douse your chicken in spices. And I do mean douse. Sun dried tomatoes AND kalamata olives are rock solid, earthy, armpit-sweat-strong flavors, so you need to challenge that. I did this: lots of cumin, lots of garlic powder, lots of sage: 

Now, because it's apparently what I do for every goddamn meal, add your zucchini half moons to the pyrex where your chicken will also cook, and add some parmesan shreds:

Looks sort of lame, I know, but trust me. On to the bulgur wheat. This stuff takes like 15 minutes tops to cook and is tasty in a nice nutty way (lol, nutty), and it's fairly self-sufficient. Just measure it out....

Add water and let it boil, then cover and simmer til done-zo...

While the bulgur is simmering, take out the chicken and veggies, and cover with foil. Here's my easy tip: Use a dish towel:

You place the tin foil over the pyrex and then drape a dish towel over that. Now you're free to crimp the foil around the baking dish, thanks to the heat-resistant towel. God, I am a genius.

Once your wheat is done, rip off the foil, throw everything on a plate and enjoy this:


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