Friday, February 22, 2013

Foodie Friday-Stuffed Chicken Marsala

Well I never thought I would have such good carb free eating!! I LOVE my carbs but need to lose a few too many pounds and so the diet we decided to do was the 17 day diet. It is a hard one but worth it when you do it right and the weight drops quick for you. It is also nice that going carb free isn't super new to the world so we had some insight to help us out :) Another helpful thing for us is that "The Doctors" did a show about the 17 day diet and challenged people to join just this year so their website has tons of help and recipes. YAY for making me think less. With this diet being so strict and carb free completely (but limited fruit is allowed) you sometimes just miss a comfort meal. This was our comfort meal and boy were we happy to eat it. Lets just say I grew up hating salads so we can't eat salads day in and out if my husband wants to live through this.  This recipe is totally created by NOT ME!! but by my loving husband who likes to cook. 

This is a 17 day diet Cycle 1 recipe 

Stuffed Chicken Marsala
Dice desired amount of mushrooms, and onions, saute in a pan with some garlic and 1 Tbsp olive oil.
Then in the same pan add 
1-1 1/2 C. low sodium chicken broth
1/2 C. Marsala cooking wine
1-2 Tbsp dried oregano
bring to a boil and simmer about 10 minutes. Mix 1 Tbsp of cornstarch with a little bit of cool water and mix into the "gravy". Simmer another 10 minutes until thickened. 

While your sauce is simmering cook your chicken breast on a skillet with a little Italian seasoning on top. Cut your chicken down the center length wise but not all the way through only cut it 2/3 across so it is still connected and you can STUFF it :) 
Separate the sauce and the (chunks) the mushrooms and onions. Easily done with a slotted spoon. The veggie mixture gets stuffed into the chicken sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese and place into the oven on broil until the cheese melts
Then pour the sauce over the chicken and potatoes.

Now the "Mashed Potatoes" cause we are carb free those are.......... yes you know what they are..... name that white vegetable.....
Cauliflower! I know people are using this great versatile veggie for many things (we are at our house recipes to come). 
The one tip I discovered was DON'T add any LIQUID to the mashing they become way way too runny. I added a little chicken broth and boy was that a mistake. Just whip them to death add some seasonings if you like. We added onion powder and garlic powder.
Add some steamed broccoli and you are ready to go.

You can find this awesome post linked up to the following Fantastic Parties: