Cheesy Chicken Parmesan (take two)

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I rarely remake dishes and then reblog about them. I mean, I often make recipes that I’ve made and posted about. But I just don’t usually post about them again, because what’s done is done. Right?

But this month, Cooking Around The World traveled to Italy. Whenever I think about Italian food, I think of chicken parmesan, because that’s what I order when I go to any Italian restaurant. Almost a year ago I posted a blog about my Cheesy Chicken Parmesan dish and have yet to find a chicken parmesan dish I prefer more.

GET THE RECIPE HERE

Chicken Kiev

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Web surfing drifted up to Frugal in Florida‘s blog, where I found her recipe for Chicken Kiev. For those who don’t know, chicken kiev is a boneless piece of chicken, wrapped around herbed butter, breaded, and then either baked or fried. Seriously, this dish would have been great for either the stuffed or breaded versions of Pantry Party. But alas, I didn’t make it then I made it now.

My only failure with the dish was I think I should have added a hell of a lot more butter to the middle of the piece of chicken. The amount I added was good and super tasty, but it would have been even better with more of my spiced up butter.

This is NOT a recipe to try when you’re rushed for time. It’s not hard, but things need to sit awhile.

Chicken Kiev
(source)

Ingredients
1 stick of butter, room temperature
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 eggs
1 tbsp water
2 cups breadcrumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Directions

1. With a mixer beat together the butter, parsley, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mold the butter into a stick and wrap in plastic wrap. Place in the freezer for several hours.

2. Pound each chicken breast to where it will be thin enough to roll.

3. Take the butter out of the freezer and slice into 6 slices. Setting 2 of the slices to the side, place a slice of butter in the center of each chicken breast. On top of the butter add 1 tbsp of breadcrumbs. Fold in the sides of the chicken breast and roll into a log. Place in a dish, seam side down. If the roll will not stay together, use toothpicks to hold together. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

4. In a shall dish beat together the eggs and water. Melt the remaining herb butter and place the butter, breadcrumbs, and parmesan in another shall dish.

5. Heat oven to 350. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture and then into the breadcrumbs, making sure to coat well. Bake for 30 minutes.

* serves 4
* shared with Weekend Cooking

Pantry Party June 2013 Announcement

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Welcome to a round up featuring recipes you cook with ingredients found in your pantry. On the 1st of each month (well, this post is going up early because I got excited) I’ll announce the pantry party challenge of the month.  All you need to do is cook something based on the theme with at least one ingredient found in your pantry. Have some pasta? Some jelly? Some sauce? Flour? Sugar? Canned foods? We all have stuff pushed in our pantries that get forgotten about, so now is the time to make use of these otherwise forgotten foods.

On the 29th of each month I will post the round-up, with all the recipes and links to your blogs showcasing your contribution to the party.

I hope you’ll join me and explore your pantries!

How to Participate:

1. Visit The Law Student’s Cookbook on the 1st of each month to find out the Pantry Challenge Theme of the month.

2. Cook up something delicious based on the theme for the month with at least one ingredient found in your pantry.

3. Post the recipe on your blog. You can submit more than one recipe in a month if you wish, but all recipes must be current. If you don’t have a blog, you can still participate! Just send me an email with a write-up of your recipe, a picture, and any other information. I’ll make a post with recipes from readers who participated.

4. You must link to the announcement post for the given month in your blog post. If you wish, you can also use the graphic above in your post or sidebar (which you can find here.)

5. Email your recipes to elizabeth@crabtech.net no later than the 28th of each month. In the email include:

* Your name
* Your blog name
* Permalink to the blog post
* A photo of your recipe or permission to pull one from the post

6. On the 29th of each month visit The Law Student’s Cookbook for the recipe round up!

The theme for June is CHEESE.
Make a dish featuring items from your pantry that includes cheese! If you’re a vegan, by all means, use some vegan cheese and join us! Let your imagination run wild and create a cheesy dish with items from your pantry!