Monday, September 11, 2006

Pesto Alla Calabrese Stuffed Chicken

I had cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, half a bottle of Calabrese pesto and chicken breast to finish up.

So, pesto alla Calabrese stuffed chicken it was for dinner with tomato and corn salsa.

Ingredients :
3 skinned chicken breasts

Filling (mix well together) :
1/2 of 185g bottle pesto alla Calabrese (I use Agnesi)
1 green bell pepper (very finely chopped)
4 tbsp breadcrumbs
4 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Tomato and corn salsa (mix all ingredients and cover with cling wrap and place in fridge) :
1 can of sweet corn kernels (drained)
10 cherry tomatoes (quartered)
1/2 lemon (squeeze juice)
2 shallots (chopped finely)
2 cloves garlic (chopped finely)
A pinch of salt

Method :
1. Heat oven to 220 deg C.

2. Cut chicken breasts in the middle of the thickness but not all the way so that it opens up to an almost rectangle (I find this easier than flattening the meat with a mallet). Do use the back of a cleaver to flatten the meat slightly.

3. Season meat all over with some black pepper - no salt is required.

4. Place 2 to 3 tbsp of filling on the chicken. Either roll or wrap like a parcel. Secure ends with oiled toothpicks.

5. Place the stuffed chicken rolls/parcels on oiled baking tray and bake for 20 mins at 220 deg C. Remove and spoon oil from baking tray onto the chicken and bake for a further 10 to 15 mins till slightly brown and crisp at the edges.

6. Serve the stuffed chicken with the salsa and crusty bread.


irenekay said...

babe, since u luff to cook so much.....

h er recipe looks good.....i dunno...jus wanna share...

irenekay said...

wonder did u get my last post...

anyway since u love to cook, i would like to share this site with u....

try her recipe and let me know..:P

Diary of Kay El said...

Yo beautiful! Thanks for the link. She is such a pro cook/baker. And from Klang? And from MGS? Am from Klang AND MGS, why can't I bake well??? I need to go to Le Cordon Bleu....Sigh!

Jason Dupuis said...

Hey beautiful... great blog - all about food and your dog... keep it up ma chère.. au plaisir de se revoir bientôt...


Diary of Kay El said...

Merci beaucoup! You guys are missed in Malaysia - Langkawi soon? Haha. Au plaisir!

Jason Dupuis said...

Oui mon amie, Langkawi - let me know when - it's always a blast...