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I’m cooking for SO tomorrow night, and I really wanted to make the “engagement chicken” for him (just to see…..) but he requested chicken breasts for tomorrow, not roast chicken (that’s what I get for asking for suggestions, I mentioned roast chicken but he said he’d prefer chicken breast since it’s a weekday and it’d be quicker/easier (translation: he can eat earlier).
Anyway, I’ve cooked for him a couple of times (we don’t live together), and I want to try something new, but something that will blow him away. Does anyone have any recipes they’d be willing to share?
He’s not a fan of mushrooms or tomatoes.
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I totally have one. Give me two seconds and I’ll link you – best chicken ever!
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This is one of my favorite chicken recipes (just omit the mushroom step for him):
Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts.
This recipe with mayo or this recipe with sour cream (both from AllRecipes.com).
Pound boneless chicken breasts until even. Cut a pocket into the side of the breast but don’t cut all the way through, and don’t cut either end. (Think of it like a pita pocket.) Fill the pocket with a mix of feta cheese, mayo, spinach, and spices (I like spicy hot flavors or garlic). Place the stuffed breasts in a casserole dish.
I don’t wrap the chicken in bacon. I eliminate the bacon altogether.
To jazz it up even further I will saute some mushrooms in a frying pan and then de-glaze the pan with red wine. Add a can of cream of mushroom soup and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Either pour the red wine mushroom sauce over the cooked chicken and serve, or serve the red wine mushroom sauce in a gravy boat on the side so guests can add their own sauce if they choose.
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- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
If he likes lemon, this is FI’s favorite chicken recipe:
My only change is he likes things really lemon-y so I up the amount of lemon by A LOT (usually dump in about a 1/2 cup of lemon juice).
I like to pair it with roasted lemon potatoes: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/lauras-lemon-roasted-potatoes/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=lemon%20potatoes&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Recipe
Fiance says it reminds him of the “Everybody Loves Raymond” episode where they meet and she makes him lemon chicken. 😉
Post # 6
@aliavenue: I may try this! Thank you! I probably wouldn’t do the bacon because I made him bacon wrapped spinach stuffed chicken before …. which leads me to…
@MapleMoose: your recipe! I made something very similar, and he absolutely loved it, but like I said, wanted to try something different tomorrow. But thanks!!
@coyote: I remember that episode, and it’s funny because instead of lemon chicken, substitute garlic chicken and that’s mine! Something he loved the first time I made it for him, but I’m sure years down the road he’ll be sick of! haha This looks good too, I may try it!
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This is my FI’s absolute favorite chicken dish!
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