Tomato-Cream Stuffed Chicken
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 bone-in chicken breast halves (6-8 ozs. each)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 tbls. butter
1 tbls. olive oil
Ingredients for the sauce
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
3 tsp. chopped shallot, green onion or regular onion (only 1 of the onion)
3 garlic cloves, minced
6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced or 1/2 tsp. basil
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup butter, cubed
In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Carefully loosen the skin on one side of each chicken breast to form a pocket; spread cheese mixture under the skin. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat up oven to 400 D.
In a large skillet, brown chicken on both sides in butter and oil. Transfer to an ungreased 13 x 9 baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 400 D for 20-25 minutes or until juices run clear. Meanwhile, in a small pan combine the broth, tomatoes, shallot (or onion) garlic and basil. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook until reduced by half. Add cream and butter. Cook until thickened. Serve with chicken.
Creamy Tomato Soup
1 tbls. olive oil
1 large onion chopped
1 ½ tbls. Italian seasoning
2-28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups chicken broth
1-12 oz can evaporated milk, whole or 2%
salt and pepper
Heat oil in Dutch oven pan or skillet, add onion and Italian seasoning, cook until tender, 5-6 minutes. Add tomatoes and baking soda, then chicken broth, bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer, partly covered to blend flavors about 10 minutes.
If you have a Braun mixer, use that to chop and mix the soup. Or put small batches in a blender about 30 seconds for each batch. Pop out the center of lid cover with a towel. Return soup to pot and heat to simmer seasoning with pepper and small amount of salt. This soup is really flavorful and will serve 8. I cut it in half to test it and make the whole amount next time.
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