posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 03:10 PM
These are very easy to make so even if you think you can't cook, you can do it! It's simple and easy.
So if you are a beginner to cooking try these, every time I have ever made them they get devoured up! I have made them just for myself just to have
for dinner through out the week or lunch. They can be reheated easily via microwave or oven.
Mblah's Mediterranean Chicken Packets
1 package of boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 red tomatoes sliced
3 zucchini sliced
3 yellow squash sliced
**the vegetable amounts I use are for three packets, I stuff them full. You can use whatever amount of veggies you want in the packets. I have also
substituted cucumber for zucchini when I do not have it or it isn't available.
9 slices of fresh mozzarella (3 for each chicken breast)
1/4 cup fresh parsley thinly chopped
extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper for taste.
Tear off a big enough piece of foil so that you can put the veggies and chicken in it and wrap it up so it closes tightly. Again the size depends on
the chicken breast size.
Next put 1tbs of olive oil in the center of each foil strip, shiny side up. Spread the evoo around the middle of the foil. Then you want to place the
slices of tomato, squash and zucchini on top of the olive oil. It doesn't matter how you layer them, it all cooks the same and ends up in the same
Next slice the chicken breast like you are going to butterfly it, and stuff with the 3 pieces of mozzarella, fold the chicken pieces back over so it
folds over the cheese and doesn't poke out. If you want you can pin it with toothpicks but it really isn't needed. After you have done this sprinkle
each chicken breast with the fresh parsley, season with S&P, then wrap the chicken breasts up in the foil so it makes a packet and there are no open
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 45mins or until chicken is cooked. Depending on chicken breast size I have had it done in 30mins or an hour but
for the most part it's about 45mins.
I usually serve this with the tri color rotini pasta as seen in the picture. The juices from the vegetables give the pasta flavor.
So there it is. That is my own recipe came up with it years ago off of a fish packet recipe that was similar but not really. I have also made these
and substituted Mahi Mahi for the chicken and added a little lemon to it and it came out just wonderfully.
Well if you try it let me know how well it goes over. I always like to know if people like my recipes.