Expanding My Culinary Horizons – Cuban-Style Chicken Breasts

Hello & Happy Hump Day!

For those of you who know me, you know I’m not a huge fan of cooking. This is a problem, because neither is my husband… and I’m the lucky one who arrives home first from work, which means I’m the designated dinner chef. That being said, I LOVE quick, easy, and (at the least) semi-healthy meals.

Today, I tried one of the meals I saw on those Delish videos. [If you’re on Facebook, you know exactly what I’m talking about.] I was laying in bed on Monday night when this interesting recipe lit up my screen. It both intrigued and, at first, slightly disgusted me.

I sent the recipe to Justin (who was out of town for work) and he had the same reaction I did – he thought it sounded weird.

Fast forward to my shopping trip yesterday evening – I couldn’t get this recipe out if my head and decided to buy the ingredients for it: chicken breasts, Swiss cheese, ham, mustard, pickles.

Tonight was the night to try out these Cuban-style baked chicken breasts.

The recipe was incredibly easy to prepare. I made slits in the chicken in no particular order. Then, I stuffed the breasts with ham, cheese, and pickles. The next step is where I made a “mistake” – I seasoned the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder after stuffing the chicken, as well as squeezing the mustard on as the last step. According to the directions, I should have done this before stuffing the breasts. Oh, and the recipe also called for adding honey to the mustard – but I am not a fan of honey mustard, therefore, I omitted it.

Finally, I popped the tray into the preheated 400 degree oven and let it bake for 25 minutes.

Luckily, rearranging the steps made no difference in the end result. I also threw some asparagus on the stovetop, and pre-cut sweet potato fries in the oven (with the chicken) to complete the meal.

Justin and I both enjoyed this newfound chicken dish and would gladly make it again!

I highly recommend trying it out!


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