Monday Lovin from the Oven

July 18, 2011

Oh let’s see…what can we make today? It’s 5:40 and Kevin will be home in about 25 minutes.  I hate when I don’t have a game plan, but sometimes that ends up being my finest meals.  I’m hoping tonight will be that way.  Here’s some “Monday Lovin’ from Your Oven”:

Simple Chicken Courden Bleu (kind of?) with Rice and Green Beans

Alright so this is easy-peasy.  I make this recipe for 2, but you can make it for however many people are at dinner!  Get your oven groovin’ at a nice 350.

I take boneless, skinless chicken breasts and filet them (cut them in half, except the one side), and then pound them out a tiny bit.  (OR you could just pound them out. your call.)  Next, I add some sliced deli ham that we happen to have for lunches. (I generally do 2 to 3 slices per chicken breast- put it on one side of the chicken)  I top that with cheese- baby swiss works great, but we didn’t have that tonight, so I’m using a sliced mottz/provolone blend.  1 and 1/2 slices per piece of chicken.  Then I fold the top half over the chicken and coat it.  To coat the top, mix 2 squirts mayo with 1 squirt dijon mustard. Very scientific.  Mix that up with a fork or a spoon and divide it up among your chicken in a semi thin layer.  Then, pop those lovely chickies into the oven for 25 minutes. 

While those are going, I make the rice and finally the beans.  This part is nothing special- I follow the directions given to me.  When I’m feeling fancy (as I am tonight), I spruce up the rice at the end with a few spoonfuls of the dijon/majo mixture. It adds a little creaminess and flavor pop to the otherwise pretty boring rice.

And that’s it.  Sorry this is a shortie today, but in all honesty…I’m typing this while the above dinner is cooking, and figured..why not share?

Happy eating!

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