3 Portobello Mushrooms
1/4 cup Goat cheese or feta cheese crumbed (I use soft)
Bunch of fresh Spinach
Tbsp of fresh basil
1 Tbsp Spring onions (scallions)
2 Tbsp Bread crumbs
2 Tbsp Chicken stock
1 tsp olive oil
Pinch of salt
Pinch of fresh cracked pepper
Finely chop the mushroom stems. Combine the chopped stems, the spinach, cheese, bread crumbs, scallion, chicken stock, basil, oil, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.
With a small spoon, stuff each mushroom cap with the spinach mixture; place in a single layer in a 9 x 13-inch grill platter.
Drizzle with 1-2 Tbsp water around the mushrooms in the pan. Grill for 15-20 minutes on the Grill element.
Bake until the cheese is melted and the filling is hot. Serve at once.
This chicken vegetable cacciatore recipe is my favorite recipes. It falls into my comfort food category and is great on a miserable day (be that cold or raining/snowing). It happens to be a weight watchers recipe from WeightWatchers Momentum Cookbook (page 123) – modified quantities below.
Ingredients (serves 3-4)
1 packet of purdue boneless chicken breasts, diced into about 1 in chucks (pre-packed two 1/2 breasts)
1/ 2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp olive oil
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 package of cremini mushrooms (~4 ounces), sliced
1 celery stalk, sliced
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
2 garlic cloves
1/2 a jar of pasta sauce (or a can of tomatoes+herbs of your choice)
Cut the chicken and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet, add the chicken and brown. Transfer the chicken to a bowl and set aside.
Add the vegetables to the skillet – from the bell pepper to garlic cloves, cook and stir the vegetables until slightly softened (about 3 minutes).
Add the chicken back to the skillet with the vegetables. Add the pasta sauce or canned tomatoes + herbs and heat. Once it starts to bubble slightly, reduce heat and simmer covered for about 15-20 minutes.
We serve this with either a 1/2 cup of brown rice pasta or a grain like couscous or quinoa. It usually provides enough for an additional 2 lunch portions – its great reheated. You can also freeze it easily in a sealed container.