Did you hear the news? Baby Avery finally arrived and thanks to Kelly from Smart School House I have 20 Fabulous Cookies, Muffins & Cake Recipes that would be sure to be a huge hit with any new mama. We all need our sugar, right?
The warm springtime weather is here for the most part in NY so I thought I’d share a springtime recipe with all of you. My Pesto Stuffed Chicken is packed with flavor from the Kale & Spinach Pesto, but is versatile for indoor cooking with it’s crispy crust that is pan fried and then baked through.
You might have noticed from my Bruschetta Chicken Pasta with Balsamic Reduction that we are craving Spring flavors in the Melrose household. Plus, we have a bit of a thing for chicken. This time though I needed that crunchy coating of pan fried chicken so I served it over risotto, rather than pasta. To start out you’ll want to slice the chicken vertically so that there is a pocket for the pesto and cream cheese mixture to sit in. Once there is ample mixture inside just close the pocket and dip it into the beaten egg so that the chicken can be coated with the Italian Breadcrumbs and Stove Top Stuffing mixture. Simply dredge the chicken through the mixture to coat completely.
Place the coated chicken into a pan to fry so that there is a crispy brown coating on the outside. You are not looking to cook the chicken all the way through. You just want a nice browned coloring to the chicken. Once the chicken is browned place it on a tin foil wrapped baking pan and place it into the preheated oven. You want the juices to run clear and the chicken to be cooked to 170 F. The chicken should bake for about 20 minutes.
Once the chicken is baked, place it on top of a rice or pasta of your choosing. I went with risotto, which is a family favorite. Top the chicken with a dollop of pesto to tie everything together. Even my picky three year old loved this meal, which is a definite win for me!
For my mantle for Spring I wanted something extremely feminine and decided upon a Vintage Spring Mantle. My mantle is perfect for Mother’s Day centered with simple doilies and vintage opaque buttons. The mantle is also perfect for bringing home a sweet baby girl, which I hope to do very soon.
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