Monday, April 4, 2011

Menu Planning Monday

Here's the game plan for this week:

Monday--Oriental Sesame Chicken with broccoli slaw
Tuesday--dinner with Mom and Dad
Thursday--Continental Beef

The definite hit of last week's menu was this Lazy Baked Greek Chicken: super yummy!  Here's the recipe:

2 Tablespoons EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil)
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
One 10-ounce box chopped spinach, thawed
salt and pepper
3 Tablespoons butter
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 pieces skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Preheat the oven to 425.  Heat 1 tbsp EVOO, in a small skillet over med. heat.  Add the onion and two-thirds of the garlic and cook until softened, 3-4 minutes.  Transfer to a bowl to cool, then add the spinach and season with salt and pepper.  Melt the butter in the same pan, turn off the heat and add the panko, oregano and remaining garlic; toss.

Drizzle a baking dish with the remaining EVOO.  Split each chicken breast across ( but not all the way through) and open like a book.  Stuff with the spinach and feta, letting the stuffing overflow at the edges.  Place the chicken pieces in the baking dish and top with the breadcrumbs.  Bake until the juices run clear, about 20 minutes.

Adapted from Rachael Ray

1 comment:

  1. I copied this to make this week. Thanks for the recipe!