This morning on the radio they said that today was some anniversary for Popeye. I thought, how cool, I'm posting a Popeye named post today (was titled that before I heard it). I search to see which year it was to make this cool interesting post about how I'm making this fancy post on Popeye's anniversary, and all I can find is that it's actually January 17th that Popeye first appeared. So with that being said, I have no clue if this is an important Popeye day or not, but here's my first cooking post in what seems like forever.
So my mom sent this recipe to Dawn, and knowing that it's 2 things that I am not fond of, she thought it'd be perfect to try.
The recipe makes 8 chicken breasts, so we just kind of winged the portions a bit. All you need is chicken breasts, spinach leaves, ham, (fat free) cream cheese and (reduced fat) feta.
The first steps is pretty easy, get some chicken breasts and trim off all the globs of fat. As you can tell, like my butts, I like big breasts too.
Cut a pocket on one side and as deep as you can (the bigger the pocket, the more filling you can get inside). I usually place my opposite hand flat on top side of the meat while I'm cutting, so I can feel the angle of the blade inside and it helps keep me from cutting through one side and gives me a more even cut.
We used deli ham slices for the ham, then chopped the spinach leaves (throwing out the steams), and mixed the cream cheese and feta.
I laid 2 slices of ham flat, and on one half added the spinach and on the other, the cheese mix.
Folded it together ... just cause.
Slide in the little mixture sandwich and added some EVOO and smoked salt and pepper on top.
Close them up with toothpicks.
Baked in the oven at 350 for 40 minutes (recipe called for 45, but we thought that'd be way too long). Added some asparagus on a separate tray underneath.
We should have taken the foil off halfway through to give the chicken a little color.
Probably could have pulled the chicken a minute or 2 earlier. It wasn't dry, but as you can see, just tore a little while cutting through it.
I'm not a big spinach fan, and I hate cream cheese with a passion ... but this is GOOD! If you're tryign to find something delicious and healthy, here you go.