Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chicken Rollatini

One of the best parts of being a newlywed is using the new items from your wedding registry.  In fact, I have invited people over to our house for the sole purpose of making hors d'oeuvres and displaying them on our new, white, rectangular serving platter.  Our favorite wedding gift for the kitchen is our leave-in digital meat thermometer (thanks, Megan and Tom!).  You stick the thermometer into the center of the meat, set the digital screen for the type of meat it is, and when your dinner hits that desired temperature - VIOALA!  Your dinner is cooked to perfection, and you didn't have to spend any time opening the oven, cutting the meat in half to make sure it's cooked, etc.  I highly recommend this item for everyone who loves a good piece of meat (that's what she said).  And for all you engaged ladies, I would definitely add this to your registry. 

Last night for dinner, Kris and I tried something new - chicken rollatini with a side of creamed spinach.  Before I post the recipe, I should be honest and tell you that I'm not someone who you would call Susie Homemaker.  Truth be told, Kris is the chef of the family, and it's probably better for everyone if I stick to grilled cheese and baked ziti.  But I can assure you, this meal came out quite tasty.  Also, it's only appropriate that my first "official" post as a blogger be about food because I LOVE FOOD.  Especially when it's covered in cheese. 

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
4 teaspoons butter
3 oz. thinly sliced prosciutto
8 oz. sliced mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup white wine
1/4 cup olive oil
minced garlic
black pepper

1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2.  Pound chicken breasts flat, and lay them on a working surface.
3.  Coat both sides of the chicken breasts with parmesan cheese.
4.  Place a pinch of minced garlic, 1 teaspoon butter, and black pepper on each breast.
5.  Cover each breast with one slice of prosciutto and one slice of mozzarella cheese.
6.  Roll up each breast, and secure with toothpicks.
7.  In a 13x9 inch baking dish, combine white wine and olive oil.  Place chicken rolls in dish.
8.  Bake for 30 minutes, or set your new digital meat thermometer, and wait for the BEEP!

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