Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The BEST 5-Minute Recipe Ever!

Ok so I am not really a chef; in fact, I am quite a novice when it comes to the kitchen. I even have a hard time cooking hamburger patties, haha. But I am kinda sick of the traditional foods (since I ate out for 8 months), and so I'm combing the web for really tasty recipes. One thing I love is bleu cheese. I found a whole page of recipes here, all about using bleu cheese. Tonight, I was trying to think of a quick meal that consisted of few ingredients (since we're in ak folks!), and I remembered this recipe. Now, being the beginner chef, this took me 5 minutes- literally- to put together:

Bleu Cheese and Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breasts

4 6 to 8 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 ounces bleu cheese, crumbled
8 sundried tomatoes, marinated in oil (you can find these already in oil at the store)

Preheat oven to 375F. Pound chicken breasts flat. Sprinkle 1 ounce bleu cheese and 2 sundried tomatoes in the center of each breast. Fold breasts in half and roll, securing with string or toothpicks. Place rolled breasts in a nonstick or lightly oiled baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. Serves 4.

Truly, this was so quick to prepare! I served it with a lovely strawberry & bleu cheese topped mixed green salad, and it was soooo good. I am craving more already and I just finished eating it like 10 minutes ago. Even Trent liked it, which was a good sign since he doesn't generally care for sundried tomatoes. And as easy as it is to make, it "looks" complicated and tastes like something at a really fancy shmancy restaurant, so it's a good idea for a dinner party! hehe.

Anyways I just wanted to share my "win".

What about you, what are some of your favorite 5 min recipes? 


naturalnchicmakeup said...

Yum. Thanks for sharing. My 5 min meal? Microwavable frozen burritos. LoL..I'm so not a cook.

Tiffany said...

This sounds sooooo good. Unfortunately my family doesn't like blue cheese or tomatoes. Boo. Maybe I will make it for myself.

Maria said...

Another good and soooo easy chicken recipe.... we use thighs for this cuz they are chris's fave. Put skinless thighs in baking pan sprinkle with garlic powder and some cayenne. cover with foil. bake at 350 for about 20 min. Drain juice and cover with BBQ sauce and re-top with seasoning and foil. (we like spicy honey) bake for another 30 min or so and voila! super good BBQ chicken. Side it with salad and asparagus.