Some nights when you get home, all you want is to make a quick and easy dinner, without too much fuss or clean up; but just because you don't want it to take too much time, doesn't mean you don't want it to be tasty!
One of my favourite meals to cook when I don't feel like spending hours in the kitchen is Tomato Stuffed Blackened Chicken.
First chop to table in about 30 minutes, I generally serve this dish with some rice and a cooked vegetable or salad, and the chicken is cooked entirely on the stove top.
With a spiced and tasty coating, juicy chicken, and a Caprese-inspired filler, this dish is perfect for busy nights when you're craving something delicious!
Tomato Stuffed Blackened Chicken (serves 2)
- 2 chicken breasts (thawed and butterflied)
- dash of flour
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1 clove garlic, diced
- 1 tbsp basil
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp pepper
1) Dice your tomato and garlic, then combine in a bowl with basil and set aside. If the tomatoes are particularly juicy, you can add a tbsp of bread crumbs to thicken it up a bit.
2) In a second bowl, mix together your olive oil and spices. adjusting to taste. Most important ingredient is your paprika!
3) Butterfly your chicken breasts then coat the outside in a dash of flour. Fill the inside with your tomato mixture and close back up.