Saturday, October 22, 2005

The long awaited "Boyfriend Chicken"

And yes, I modified the recipe somewhat from the original, and yes, I know that there's a boyfriend chicken recipe in existence somewhere else. It's bad, poisonous, and shouldn't be cooked. This? The recipe you really want. (And if you're fighting with your boyfriend? This is a great aggression releaser, what with the pulverizing of the croutons, and the can of whup-ass you have to unleash on the chicken breasts...)

You're gonna need:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 block cream cheese (fat content of your choice, but I can't vouch for that fat free crap.)
4 oz feta cheese (crumbled-up-like)
fresh basil (if you use dried, I'll find out where you live...)
fresh spinach (buy a whole bag, make the remainder into wilted spinach and garlic)
black pepper
salt (optional)
sweet roasted red peppers, minced/chopped
1 1/4 cups pulverized croutons (bread crumbs are for pansies)
1 egg
splash of milk
a bit of prosciutto or ham, if you're so inclined

Soften your cream cheese, and mix with the feta, black pepper, and a handful of minced basil leaves. Set this aside, and beat the bejesus out of your chicken breasts, so they're about 1/4 inch thick.*

Once the chicken breasts are flat, turn them so that the ugly side is up, and layer on some spinach leaves, about 1/4 of the cheese mixture (smushing it out, but not the whole way to the edge), some of the roasted red peppers, and if you're using it- the prosciutto. Repeat this process for all of the remaining breasts, and roll 'em up. Tuck the edges in, if possible, and toothpick the living daylights out of them if necessary.

Mix up your egg and splash of milk in a bowl, and dump your pulverized croutons on a handy plate. Dip/roll your chicken breasts in the egg mixture, then roll them in the croutons, coating evenly. Place them in a sprayed baking pan and cook for about 35 minutes at 375. (till the juices run clear)

I served mine with a simple risotto and wilted spinach. Tasty, easy, and you're good to go in less than an hour. The leftovers reheat fairly well, though if you really wanted to, you could freeze them too. (I think)


Blogger Cate said...

LOL - reminds me of the infamous Psycho Chicken... ;)

8:00 AM  
Blogger eviedee said...

Sounds like a fabulous way to end a crappy day.

5:56 PM  

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