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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Baked Stuffed Chicken with POM Sauce

Well, not much to say about this one. It was a delicious dinner. A large baked tender juicy chicken breast stuffed with spinach and swiss cheese. No special seasoning, just some salt, pepper and paprika. My usual suspects and a coating of panko crumbs to give it a nice crunch crust. I wanted to serve this with some kind of sauce, yet I couldn't decide what kind. Then I remember the POM juice.

So a pomegranate sauce it was. Boiled it and thicken with a little cornstarch and an itty-bitty splash of rice wine vinegar. It's a nice combination of the two. I halved a skewer as I didn't have any toothpicks or butcher twine. Which reminds me, I need to get some butcher twine. Okay, added to the every growing shopping list.

I had this with those Baked Garlic Tater Tots.

Chicken serves 1-2. Depending, if you're really hungry. The pomegranate sauce serves 3.

Baked Stuffed Chicken with a Pomegranate Sauce

1 large chicken breast
1 garlic clove - minced
1 1/2 c baby spinach - washed
1/3 c shredded cheese - your choice
Panko crumbs

Preheat your oven to 400˚F.

Butterfly the chicken breast horizontally. Season both side with salt, pepper and paprika. Let it sit for 5 min.

Place the spinach and cheese in the middle and fold the chicken tightly. Use a toothpick to keep the chicken from opening while baking

Bake for 25 - 30 min. The cheese should have melted and the spinach wilted.

Pomegranate Sauce:

1 c pomegranate juice
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp water
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp butter or margarine

In a sauce pan, bring the pomegranate juice to a boil. Dissolve the cornstarch in water and slowly add it to the pomegranate juice. Stir until mixture thickens.

Remove from heat and stir in the rice wine vinegar and butter.

Serve on the side of your preferred meat.


Unknown said...

How wonderfull. This looks so flavorful. I have never cooked with pomegranet.

Karine said...

It looks yummy!!! I have never tried the POM sauce, maybe I should try it soon!

Donna-FFW said...

Never thought to pair the POM with chicken. Sounds delicious.

pigpigscorner said...

This sounds so delicious! The sweet and tangy POM sauce sounds like such a wonderful sauce for the chicken! Wonderful presentation.

Christo Gonzales said...

this sauce sounds so good with chicken and you put it all together so cool....

Delectable Dining said...

This looks heavenly! I've yet to find a stuffed chicken recipe I haven't liked! I haven't tried cooking with the POM juice yet either-- this looks like a great excuse to try it!

Dewi said...

Pomegranate sauce sounds so good. I always love pomegranate. I notice you make quite a bit of dishes using this POM. You should try to make MUHAMMARA, it's so delicious. Have you ever tried to make Chicken Fasenjan? You might like it this one too.

Love your idea of stuffed chicken. Actually, my mouth water when to see that photos. You are really a talented cook.

kamran siddiqi said...

Oh, wow! This looks delicious. I love the pomegranate sauce (POM's my fav!).

I've got to try this!

Creative Classroom Core said...

Wow! Just look at that beautiful presentation!

Your stuffed chicken sounds delicious. Somre really tssty ingredients working together here! I also really like that POM sauce! You can never go wrong with POM!

raquel said... that stuffed chicken!!! and with pomegranate, too! looks really delicious! have to try that one day.

Heather S-G said...

It's like a bejeweled pretty and I bet that Pom added a nice zing. Great idea!

teresa said...

Gorgeous! This is such a good idea, I love the combination of flavors!

Reeni said...

The chicken sounds so good stuffed with spinach and cheese. Love the pom sauce!

Tangled Noodle said...

That's just about the most perfect-looking baked chicken I've seen! Light yet with that nice browning, set off with pops of green and that vivid POM-y red! And I really love how you can see the 'stuffing' It makes it even more appetizing!

Mary Bergfeld said...

This looks and sounds delicious. I'll have to try this really soon.

Jen @ said...

Looks delicious - great idea to use the POM with chicken.

Admin said...

The pomegranate sauce looks beautiful and delicious. I bet it tastes great with both sweet and savory dishes.

OysterCulture said...

Very nice - its the simple ingredients that make the best dishes

Jenn said...

Heavenly, Donna, Pigpig, doggy: Thanks.

Karine: It's very good.

Delectable dining: You should give it a try.

Elra: Since getting that case of Pom I've been wanting to cook with it as much as I can. This is the first I've heard Chicken Fasenjan. I should try it.

Kamran: Same here.

finsmom: Pom is good. Very good. ;-)

Raquel: Go for it!

girlchef: Bejeweled. That's the first I've heard anyone call one of my creations. =)

Reeni, Mary, Jen: Thanks.

Tangled Noodle: A peak at the stuffing is all it takes.

Leela: It's very delicious.

Sippity Sup said...

That POM is making the rounds in the most creative ways! GREG

Jenn said...

Oyster Culture: Very True!

Greg: I agree!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of the pom sauce!

Pooja said...

The stuffed chicken looks delicious! Defintely a double treat! Loved the POM sauce. Never had with it.

theUngourmet said...

Love everything in this! I haven't tried cooking with POM yet. I must try it!

Anonymous said...

Holy hell! That is amazing. You have been in the zone lately!


Anonymous said...

Wow...the ingredients are simple, but the flavors are So complex and amazing. Seriously. Where do all your fantastic ideas come from? I would love to have just a teeny slice of your creativity!

Jenn said...

Humingbird, Pooja: Thanks.

Ungourmet: You should. It's pretty good.

Eric: I've been randomly inspired lately.

burpandslurp: I take little inspirations around me.

Anonymous said...

The Pom sauce sounds amazing and perfect with this stuffed chicken! Yum!

Anonymous said...

I bet the flavor in this meal is amazing. I would have never thought to make a POM sauce for my chicken but it looks really tasty.

Jenn said...

5 Star: Thanks

nutmeg: You should give it a try.

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks really delicious! I really like the combination of flavors. The stuffing doesn't overpower the pomegranate sauce and vice versa.

tavolini said...

Beautiful plating! I love that you continually use surprising ingredients :) This definitely works.

The Duo Dishes said...

That picture says it all and more.

Jenn said...

Fearless; It really was a perfect blend of flavors.

TavoLini, Duo Dishes: Thanks ;-)

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