‘Simple and delicious’ is Kate Liquorish’s favourite description for food. She says, “Chicken breasts tend to be on the dry side so stuffing them with cheese, especially ricotta or feta, will keep them succulent and tender. Lemon and chicken are also best friends so you’re always going to win when you pair the two of them together.”
Ingredients for four persons
4 Chicken breasts
160g Ricotta or Danish Feta
Rind of 1 lemon
30ml Lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 190*C
Mix together the cheese, lemon rind, lemon juice, pinch of salt and a good grinding of pepper.
Take the chicken breasts and butterfly them: Cut the fat side from the centre outwards without cutting all the way through so that you create an even layer of chicken that is wide and flat. (Alternatively you can place the breasts between sheets of clingfilm flatten them with a rolling pin.)
Place a tablespoon of the cheese mixture into the centre of each breast and roll the sides over to seal.
Season and then brown the stuffed chicken breasts in a frying pan with a little oil, turning them gently so as not to let them open, then lay them into a baking dish.
Bake them for 18-25 minutes depending on the size. For small 18 minutes, for larger 25 minutes.
Cover with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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Kate Liquorish is a Writer, actress, cook and foodie.
Food fascinates me. It always has and it always will.
An actress by profession – and what an interesting profession it can be – I have had the joy (and the pain) of a lot of free time between work/auditions/post-audition-drinking… and in this time, I found myself cooking.
It quickly snowballed; dinner at home became dinner for friends became dinner for 12 became a party and a wedding and before I knew it I was working as a caterer and kept being asked for my recipes, but I’d never taken the time to write them down. Then one day a friend persuaded me to start a blog…so I did…and here I am.
To try a new recipe, to throw a dinner party, to drink delicious wines, to bake, to grill, to toss, to fry, to try and fail, to live and learn, TO SHARE…this is what I love.
Visit Kate on her website – http://undomestikated.blogspot.com/