Saturday, October 13, 2012

Chicken Provolone

I find weeknight meals to be a bit tricky sometimes.  After a long busy day, I rarely want to spend an hour plus in the kitchen.  However, I also don't want to always be turning to boxed pizzas or takeout whenever I've had a long day.  I just want a delicious, home cooked meal that I can whip up in twenty minutes or less, with little cleanup afterwards.  Is that asking too much?
The good news is, thanks to amazing bloggers such as yourselves, AND an endless variety of cookbooks and magazines, there are a ton of ideas out there.  This I found from an old Taste of Home magazine that I'd managed to hold on to.  Seasoned chicken breast, baked with basil, ham and provolone makes for a gooey and flavorful main dish.  Throw in some rice and a side of seasonal fruit and dinner is served in no time.  Now, back to homework, dishes, reading to the kids, cleaning the house, bathtime...
Chicken Provolone
Taste of Home, Healthy Cooking July 2008

Ingredients

4 skinless boneless chicken halves 4 oz each
1/4 teaspoon pepper
cooking spray
8 fresh basil leaves
4 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham
4 slices Provolone cheese

Directions

1.  Sprinkle chicken with pepper.  In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.

2.  Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet: top with basil, prosciutto and cheese.  Broil 6-8 minutes or until cheese is melted.

14 comments:

Debbie said...

Love this recipe. It looks delicious yet simple. I have a bunch of Simple and Delicious magazines by Taste of Home and I am always checking them out for a new recipe to try. I am a cookbook and magazine addict!

Kathleen said...

Sounds just perfect. Can't wait to try :) Pinning now!!!

Reeni Pisano said...

What a wonderful twist on Chicken Cordon Blue! Love it with the provolone!

Pam said...

Love the gooey cheese on top - it looks fantastic.

Angie's Recipes said...

I usually turn to pasta if I want a quick, comforting yet healthy dinner. Your chicken provolone looks very delicious.

Barbara said...

That's nice and easy, Teresa. And tasty too. I remember how hard it is to come home tired and have to get a meal together. Kind of glad those days are over. :)

Joanne said...

Weeknight meals aren't easy around here either...and I don't even HAVE kids! Love simple meals like this.

mybizzykitchen.com said...

That looks delicious!! I have to admit though, I don't miss the homework nights!

Hannah texted me yesterday and said "I kicked my psyche midterms ass!" So proud of her! (but I miss her!)

Rebecca Subbiah said...

this looks great and I am with you quick and easy but homemade love it

Blond Duck said...

Sounds lovely!

Chris said...

I've been doing a lot of fast and easy type of cooks the past two weeks and I notice the family eats it up just as much. Maybe I have been wasting my time, ha ha

Aggie said...

I'm so with you on putting together quick easy cleanup meals during the week. This is something my mom would totally make, it sounds great! I'm going to have to remember to try it!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-turkey.html

I hope to see you there!
Cheers!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

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