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Last night I made something a little fancy… Italian Stuffed Chicken with GOODe Marinara and Angel Hair Pasta
I haven’t been able to cook for a while due to our kitchen being all torn up, but I gots things arranged to where I can get in there and cook and was so tickled that I decided to make a major meal of it.
Puddie says this was the best meal he has ever had in his life.
I told Puddie he was being dramatic.
Puddie said he was serious… said he liked it better than steak and taters.
Then I knew he was both serious AND dramatic
Now this is technically two recipes… so stick with this long-winded double-feature post.
The Marinara was purely a Cris original recipe experiment that turned out amazing and will be replacing many future Ragu jars at this house…just sayin’
The Italian Stuffed Chicken is a modified version of a wonderful little recipe found in my Christmas in the Country Cookbook (Gooseberry Patch).
I didn’t have any chicken breast with skin in tact… and all those breasts at the grocery store were running around naked without their skins on, sheesh…
kids chickens these days.
I did however find some modest thighs and decided to alter the recipe.
Growing up my family always preferred the dark meat anyhow… and we also always thought it was crazy that city folks would pay a premium for white meat…just sayin’ (
Truth be told, I am now one of those premium paying folks… I guess I have learned to appreciate the whole bird… well except for the livers and gizzards…blech… I leave those for my mama.
Anyhoo… whew… I am chatty today… back to the dish.
Now toss in an 8 oz package of sliced mushrooms. I often slice them up myself, but these were on sale and I have enough to do… so, I don’t need to be going around needlessly slicing mushrooms…just sayin’
Now, I used my big skillet on this little batch of mushrooms because I remembered Julia says not to crowd the mushrooms or they won’t get golden… they’ll just steam in their own juices.
I started thinkin’ that my mushrooms are never golden… hmmm…
So I used what looked like an entirely too big skillet and….
Then off to a 350 degree oven they went until they were a toasty 185 degrees inside (around 40 minutes).
You can put it in your meat and set it outside of the oven and it beeps to tell you when you have hit your desired temp!
And 1 t Salt… I used 1 T and it was too much IMO… Puddie still says it was awesome… but I’d like to try it with a hair less salt.
Now add 1/2 cup Sherry and simmer in a saute pan for about 20-25 minutes… stirring occasionally.
The sauce will thicken up and become this wonderful magical red sauce that will have ya licking your plate… just sayin’
Tools used in these recipes:
Christmas in the Country Cookbook (Gooseberry Patch)
Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless 12-Inch Skillet with Helper
Progressive International Measuring Grater
Pampered Chef Prep Bowl Set
KitchenArt Pro 2 Cup Adjust-A-Cup, Champagne Satin Finish
Chef’n Switchit All-Purpose Silicone Spatula, Cherry
The Pampered Chef Kitchen Spritzer #2506
Wilton 9 x 13 pan
Pyrex Smart Essentials 8-Piece Mixing Bowl Set
Pampered Chef New Improved Garlic Press
Pampered Chef Easy Read Mini Measuring Cup
Pampered Chef Forged Santoku Knife
Antibacterial Cutting Board
Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless 6-Quart Saucepot with Cover
Pampered Chef Drainer
The Pampered Chef Large Serving Spatula #2626