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Thursday December, 4 2008

Expensive Looking Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

Filed under: General — makani @ 5:47 pm

I couldn’t think of a nice enough fru fru name for this but it is especially tasty.  I made it tonight on a whim while searching through my cookbook trying to find other things to do with chicken.  I’m sure the recipe is just a modification of something everyone has done before but hot damn was it good.

It came out looking and tasting like something you’d pay a lot of money for.
You’ll need:
Garlic Oil (2-4tsp?)
Herbs (I had a mix of Rosemary, Thyme, Basil, and Lavender)
Cheese (I used mozzarella, you’ll want something mild)
Artichoke Hearts
2 Chicken Breasts
1 Cup Chicken Broth
Spinach
1 small onion

So chop up your onion and pop it in your skillet with some cooking oil and let it start.  While its doing its thing put the garlic oil and herbs together.  I put the herbs in thick enough to be paste like.  You’ll brush this over both sides of the chicken breast. (I found it easiest to brush one side and then throw it in the skillet herb side down and then brush the other side.)

Get your chicken in the skillet, add the broth put a cover on and let it cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.

When your ten minutes is up turn it over put the lid back on and start on another 10.  When you have about 5 minutes left take that lid off, throw the spinach in around the chicken.  Put the artichoke hearts on the chicken and then put the cheese on top put the lid back on and finish cooking.

Its done either after those last five minutes are up, the cheese is melted, or the spinach is cooked or all of the above.  Serve.  Enjoy!

The broth probably simmered away as it did for me, if it didn’t you can leave the lid off for the last five minutes of cooking to make sure it does.

You could probably use any combo of herbs and change the artichokes for mushrooms, or the spinach for snow peas.

I made two servings and saved the other for lunch.  It was a good way to use up one medium onion and about a pint of chicken broth I had in the freezer.

Conclusion: Very Tasty!  Try it for yourself and then help me think up a Fru Fru name for it.

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