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090407 – amazing chicken + stuffed mushrooms
090408, 2:13 am
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this was shockingly simple and the best chicken i have ever made. until tonight, my best chicken recipe was my mom’s 40 clove chicken. tonight’s recipe is from my mother-in-law, so i guess the competition is on!  It was great with a bed of brown rice

amazing chicken ingredients:

  • 3 chicken breasts, trimmed and halved
  • 16 kalamata olives, halved
  • 2 T capers
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 T olive oil

amazing chicken directions:

  1. preheat oven to 475°
  2. salt and pepper both sides of the trimmed chicken
  3. heat oil in medium, oven proof skillet on high heat until shimmering
  4. toss 1 T olive oil with capers, olives, and tomatoes
  5. pan fry one side of chicken until golden brown (about 4 minutes)
  6. add tomato mixture to pan and bake in oven for 16-18 minutes, until tomatoes are done

stuffed mushrooms


  • 12 mushrooms, stems removed and set aside
  • 8 sun dried tomato halves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 C diced onion
  • 1 large egg yolk, beaten
  • 1/3 C breadcrumbs (seasoned)
  • 1 T dried basil
  • 1 t sea salt
  • 2 T Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 T warm water


  1. bake mushrooms, top up, on parchment covered baking sheet for 9 minutes
  2. chop mushroom stems and saute with garlic and onion in small saucepan until onion is soft (about 5 minutes)
  3. mix together onion mixture, and remaining ingredients except Parmesan.
  4. drain mushrooms and stuff with mixture
  5. bake for 17 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.

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