Winner, winner, chicken dinner…

by zydecopaws on August 3, 2009

Ever had one of those days when dinnertime rolls around and you realize that you don’t have a clue what you are going to cook? Today was one of those days, and following a few minutes of staring at a freezer full of large cuts of meat, I took inspiration from stuffing the pork loin the other day and decided to do something similar with a chicken breast. That last sentence sounds really dirty, but isn’t…

I was going to pound a couple of breasts into submission when I discovered we don’t own a meat hammer/tenderizer-thing anymore. Or at least if we do, it’s squirreled away in some obscure drawer in the kitchen, or worse yet, my wife’s office. So instead I butterflied the breasts, layered on some cream cheese, thinly sliced ham, onion, orange bell pepper, and mushroom.


I then attempted to roll the chicken into a burrito shape, but the best I was able to do was a taco shape which was then tied up and sprinkled with salt, fresh ground pepper, ground sage, and ground thyme.


On the Performer they went (indirect, of course) for about 15 minutes per side. Because they were stuffed, the Orange Thermapen was put to use to insure ensure (thank you, grammar police) they were done all the way through.


They looked pretty tasty on their way to the table, and there didn’t appear to be a loss of stuffings from the taco-shaped approach.


One of the breasts was paired with some reheated brown rice (will that ever run out?) and a fresh peach.


The other one will be for lunch tomorrow, assuming it lasts that long. Darn good for a quick dinner without any real advanced prep…

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