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Old 07-10-2008, 05:52 PM   #1
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Chicken, basil, Mozzarella

I was going to make a small batch of pesto, but have no parmesan and no $$ to go get any. I wanted to grill my chicken breasts, slice it up and put it over some pasta w/ pesto. I have mozzarella.
I really want to eat my first fresh basil of the season....
What would you do?
Already have the chicken marinating in Italian Dressing....
Wait til tomorrow?

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Old 07-10-2008, 05:55 PM   #2
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You could make an Italian quesaadilla.
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Make it without the cheese. Or do you have Romano ?
Sub that instead
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:18 PM   #4
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saute the chicken in garlic and olive oil throw in some basil just at the end top with moz cheese and run under the broiler serve on pasta.
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Or finish marinading like you would, cook your pasta.
When finished cooking chicken like you intended, cut the chicken into hunks, cut some hunks of mozz, add both to your pasta with some garlic and oil slightly cooked until golden and any veggie-broc, cut up tomato....add
torn basil...............
and enjoy.




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Old 07-10-2008, 08:09 PM   #6
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I say slit the chicken breasts, stuff them with the basil and mozz, cook them, make a simple pan sauce, and serve it over the pasta. SA bit of chopped tomato would be good. If you don't have parm, sub what you have. Julienned basil on top, and it sounds good to me!
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:23 PM   #7
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I'm the guy who has to do things the fancy way. I'd pound the breasts flat, between two sheets of plastic wrap. Then I place a cigar sized tube of mozzarella onto one of the wide ends of the flattened chicken and sprinkle with a chiffanade of basil, and add a pat of butter. Then I'd fold the chiken ends inward and roll it. Dip in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs. Fry in hot oil until the breadcrumbs just start to brown. Put those babies on a cookie sheed and into a 375 degree F. oven for 35 minutes. serve with steamed green beans and some sweet potatoes that have been mashed with a bit of butter, and ginger. Drizzle the sweet spuds with some good honey.

Invite me over. I'll help ya eat it all up.

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GW.....
I decided to do it tomorrow, but I think you win.... however.....
It's going to be 100 degrees here tomorrow and the a/c is out.....
Got a grill method for that????
Call it Suzi's chicken challenge. :)
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Lots of great ideas!!! Let us know how it turns out!
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GW.....
I decided to do it tomorrow, but I think you win.... however.....
It's going to be 100 degrees here tomorrow and the a/c is out.....
Got a grill method for that????
Call it Suzi's chicken challenge. :)
Got a turkey fryer? If not, heat up some oil in your dutch oven or cast iron pan over the grill. Then, either fry in about 2 inches of oil, turning every few minutes, or deep fry over the grill.

If you omit the breading, and wrap the rouladden in bacon, securing all with water-soaked toohpicks, you can cook them directly on th grill. That would be yummy.

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