Cheese and Olives Stuffed Chicken Thighs
|A Party Of Summer Vegetables Salad|
Stuffed Chicken Thighs (or chicken breast)
Boneless and skinless chicken thighs pounded to about 1/2 thick
Strips of Istara Cheese (use Fontina or Monterey)
Kalamata olives cut in halves (pits removed)
Season chicken parts with Amazing dry rub and marinate with 2 tablespoons of buttermilk for 1/2 hour or so.
Spread flat the chicken pieces on a board and stuff with strips of cheese and olives; slowly wrap and secure with a toothpick.
Heat a large pan with 1/4 cup of olive oil and brown all sides..... continue cooking in a 350F preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes until thoroughly cooked. Remove the toothpicks before serving.
A Party of Summer Vegetable Salad:
2 zucchinis - lightly blanch in hot water
4 boiled and cooled baby potatoes quartered or halves
Thick slices of cucumbers cut in halves
1 large Jersey tomatoes quartered and some whole cherry tomatoes
1 large shallot sliced
1/4 c. pitted kalamata olives
Dressed with wine vinegar/olive oil dressing......summer has truly arrived.