Monday, November 19, 2012

Artichoke Crusted Chicken

I am not going to lie, I am pretty impressed with myself for making this recipe. I am not a confident cook, if there are too many ingredients or if I think the cooking technique is too complicated I will avoid making it or convince Marc to try cooking it, he is the chef in our family.

That is why I put try ten new recipes on my 31 before 31 list, here is #1.

Doesn't it look pretty? It is the only picture I have. I was so focused on making it that I didn't take pictures.

I adapted the recipe from a pin of course, Sugarlaw's Recipe. I did tweak it a little so make sure you go check it out, she made the recipe so easy!

Ingredients:

  • 12oz of chicken breast, I used tenders so I didn't have to pound them thin
  • 1/4 cup of artichokes - I used a little over this & marinated artichokes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese - Sugarlaw's used white cheddar
  • Salt & Pepper
See, few ingredients, nothing too exotic.

 

Salt & pepper your chicken breast and sauté in the olive oil. I did all of my pieces at once and where I was wounded. I was a little too enthusiastic in my flinging the chicken in the pan.

Oil blow back all over my wrist, arm and tshirt. Smooth Leslie, real smooth. I will be honest I have never ever sautéed anything in oil. Besides the unfortunate oil splatter it was easy! And yummy. Wow, I learn something new everyday. Set aside your chicken after cooking.

Mix the mayo, cheese and chopped artichokes together in a bowl. Spread the mixture over the cooked chicken. Broil at 400 degrees until cheese is bubbly and the coating is golden. I was über vigilant with the broiling and it took forrrrrreeeeever in my oven. Just keep watch, you can burn this in a blink of an eye.

Shall we admire my artichoke crusted chicken again?

It was delicious, I will be making this again for sure. In fact I am wondering if my parents would enjoy it for their birthday dinner in a few weeks.

I rate this recipe 4 out of 5 oil spatters, easy to assemble and I gradients that don't break the bank or intimidate me, a very important factor. I feel accomplished, 1 recipe completed, 9 more to go! Oh and to brag, I even cooked my first risotto, from a box of course to go with the chicken. Move over Suzy Homemaker!

 

I'm Topsy Turvy

4 comments:

  1. Yummy!!! I adore artichokes and chicken ~ why not combine them?
    Love that you injured yourself. LOL

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  2. That looks really good!
    Hope that wound heals quickly. I do that often!

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