Posted By: KYHeirloomer 
Aug 16  # 321 of 334
Tonight was chicken breasts San Marco on a bed of baby greens, with millet & peas and sweet & sour lentils as sides.
 Posted By: aeiou 
Aug 16  # 322 of 334
KYHeirloomer I have never heard of chicken breasts San Marco can you describe that dish...better yet provide the recipe. Thanks
 Posted By: KYHeirloomer 
Aug 17  # 323 of 334
Chicken Breasts San Marco is an award winning dish from the Republic of Malta.

Basically, you stuff skinless/boneless chicken breasts with chicken liver pate and cooked asparagus. Then you bread them with finely ground almonds and pan fry in olive oil & butter, about 6 minutes per side.

An exact recipe, if you need it, can be found in Pippa Mattei's "25 Years in A Maltese Kitchen."
 Posted By: aeiou 
Aug 17  # 324 of 334
Thanks for the description of Chicken Breast San Marco. Unfortunately I won't be able to make that dish unless I substitute another item for the chicken liver pate since I don't like chicken livers. Everything else sounds great in the recipe. Any suggestions on a substitution for the chicken livers?
 Posted By: KYHeirloomer 
Aug 17  # 325 of 334
There are hundreds of recipes for stuffed chicken breasts. What makes this one what it is is the pate and the almond breading.

You could make a very thick veloute sauce, add the asparagus, so it is just napped with the sauce, and use that as a filling. I think the asparagus and almonds would go nicely together.

Another one we like is Ham & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

3/8 cup Monteray Jack, shredded
3 tbs chopped ham
3 tsp Dijon mustard
Pepper to taste
6 boneless chicken breast havles
2 eggs
3/4-1 cup breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Mix cheese, ham, mustard & pepper in a small bowl.

Cut a horizontal slit along the long edge of each brest half, nearly through to opposite side. Open greast & place 1/6 of the filling in each breast, pressing edges firmly together.

Lightly beat the eggs. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. Dip each breast in the egg, then dredge in breadcrumbs.

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add breasts. Cook until browned on one side, about 2 minutes. Turn and brown other side.

Place breasts on prepared baking sheet. Bake until no longer pink in the middle, about 15 minutes.

This is, obviously, a variation of chicken cordon bleu. Note how you can ring all sorts of changes on this by changing the cheese, the type of ham, or the breading. For instance, try using gruyere cheese and country ham, with ground pumpkin seeds for the breading. It's a whole different dish. Or maybe prociutto (sp?) and asiago for the filling, and herbed Italian breadcrumbs for the coating.

All sorts of possibilities.