Wednesday, February 6, 2008

New Recipe

So I made a new recipe from the Rachael Ray Magazine for dinner last night, and it was a hit! I can see this becoming a regular in our house! Here is the recipe!

Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Roll-Ups

2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
1 cups oil packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
8 chicken breast cutlets
1/2 lb deli sliced provolone cheese
1/4 cup olive oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Place the beaten eggs and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. In another bowl, mix together ricotta cheese and sun dried tomatoes. Dip each chicken cutlet in egg then in bread crumbs until coated, then set aside on plate. Place a slice of provolone cheese on each chicken cutlet, then top it with a heaping spoonful of the ricotta mixture. Roll up each cutlet and secure with toothpicks. Place the roll ups on prepared baking sheet, making sure they aren't touching. Drizzle with olive oil and bake until chicken is done, about 20 minutes.

I served it with a side of plain pasta that I tossed with a little bit of butter and some crushed garlic, about 1 clove for half a package of pasta. It went perfectly with the chicken.

I only had about half the amount of ricotta the recipe called for, so I used cottage cheese for the other half. I also didn't have any chicken cutlets, just 2 chicken breasts, so I cut the chicken breast in half length wise, then cut the thicker half I had just cut in half so it was thinner. In all I ended up with 3 pieces from each chicken breast. Then I put a little water in a plastic bag and placed each piece in one at a time and pounded it with a nice heave frying pan so they were nice and thin. I also forgot to drizzle the olive oil over the top of them and it didn't make any difference whatsoever, so I figure it was just added fat that can be omitted. Also, the way my deli sliced the provolone, I only used half of it and it was still plenty cheesy.

I kind of forget about blogging, so I didn't even think to take a picture of it last night, so I had to swipe one off of the internet. Mine didn't look that pretty, but they sure did taste good!


Jenny said...

hey there! I just wanted to say hi and let you know that I will be putting this recipe in my cookbook.
It looks like you guys have been busy since the last time I saw you. I no longer come up to Ogden because my sister and her family moved to Michigan.
I'm planning on going on a cruise in May. I'm glad you wrote so much about your cruise.
Oh, Congrats on your baby! I'm so excited for you. Do you know what you're having yet?

Megan said...

Yummers! We'll probably try this sometime.