Monday, March 8, 2010

Stuffed Chicken Breasts and Pasta Rosa

Through Foodbuzz's Tastemaker Program, I received this box of Bertoli sauces.  Talk about  excited and intrigued by the Four Cheese Rosa Sauce and by the Arrabiata sauce.I was very surprised how good the Four Cheese Rosa sauce tasted; it didn't have that "jar" taste that most cream sauces have.

Today you're getting a "two-fer" that is guaranteed to make you drool and reel! 




In a medium bowl, place 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, crumble three strips of crispy bacon and 1 tablespoon dried basil.



Mix together with your hands, this is the stuffing for your chicken.




For some reason my grocery store only packages boneless, skinless chicken breasts in packs of 3 or 5...go figure.  This recipe is enough for 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts.  Cut a pocket into the chicken and coat the chicken breast in extra virgin olive oil.  Place about a tablespoon of the cheese mixture into the pocket.  No need to fasten with a toothpick.




Very carefully, set the stuffed chicken breast into a bowl with Italian breasd crumbs and coat the chicken with the bread crumbs.  Place the breaded chicken on a prepared baking sheet (sprayed with non-stick cooking spray).  Place the chicken in a 400 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes. 




While the chicken is baking, cook 1 lb. of your favorite pasta.  I used penne rigate for this dish.  Once the pasta is cooked and drained, return it to the pot  and pour one jar of Bertoli's Four Cheese Rosa pasta sauce and fold into pasta to thoroughly coat.



Your family will worship the ground you walk-on.



They will sing your praises until it's time for dessert...really.



37 comments:

Big Dude said...
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Big Dude said...

The ingredients below the second photo had me hooked. Super looking meal.

Debbie said...

I love this kind of meal. It looks delicious!

The Diva on a Diet said...

You don't need to say anything more than "bacon" ... I am so there! What a delicious meal, Katherine, your family is lucky indeed! :)

Elra said...

I never made stuffed chicken, what a great idea. It looks delicious!

Pam said...

I'm using mine tonight too! I'm making the baked pasta.

5 Star Foodie said...

A delicious meal! We also really liked the rosa sauce, so yummy with pasta!

Joanne said...

That stuffed chicken looks amazing! I would love it with some rosa sauce. Who knew that Bertolli had such delicious jarred pasta!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Awesome. I luv getting samples to try. How neat.

steph said...

I used my Parma Rosa sauce this weekend too. We LOVED it. I am going to try this stuffed chicken - it looks great! Wasn't the box the sauces came in great - I was very impressed with the packaging.

Holly said...

So creamy and delish looking!

USA Kiwi (aka Kylee) said...

I am always surprised by how jarred cream sauces taste - glad you tried this one, I might give it a go!

Bob said...

I love stuffed chicken, that looks amazing! I would also love to find a good jarred cream sauce, I'll have to try that one.

Chef E said...

That chicken looks more than yummy, and I love their sauces!

buffalodick said...

Looked and sounded superb!

Marjie said...

Bacon puts it over the top for me!

Sophie said...

That stuffed chicken breast looks so tasy & marvellous!


Waw,...a special meal to enjoy with your loved one!

Fresh Local and Best said...

This looks absolutely delicious. I love the packaging they sent the bottles in.

Sook said...

Oh wow, what you created with the bottled sauces look amazing! yum!

The Blonde Duck said...

Give me some of this and I'll worship the ground you walk on.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

You are just my kind of girl! You make some of the best comfort meals. I worshipped you long before this dish. Love the stuffed chicken and the Pasta Rosa. Delicious meal.

meleah rebeccah said...

OMG. OMG. OMG.

Bacon? Basil? Saucey Goodness? HELLO!

[PS: I only use Bertoli sauces!]

Chris said...

You had me at bacon, mozzarella, and parmesan! Great dish, Katherine! Can't wait to try this one with the chicken and pasta.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Yum! Excellent use of the sauces.

Joie de vivre said...

Fun Tastemaker program product!

Debbie said...

I like their sauces. Another winner, Katherine.

Julie said...

Looks like a wonderful meal to me!

Claudia said...

Oh katherine, Katherine - what you do to me. That stuffed chicken - my fork is ready. The sauce and the pasta - it looks incredible. Can I eat now?

Sit A Spell said...

Looks great! I think I'll try the stuffed chicken...no garlic huh? Just basil...

Barbara said...

That looks divine! All that cheese oozing out. And bacon too! I've never tried the Bertoli sauces, but I will now!

gigi said...

How easy! I think we would love that lots! Yum.

Jane In The Jungle said...

I love Bertolli sauce!!! And after you've added all that fun stuff....oh yeah!!!!

Make a Roux said...

That looks incredibly delicious, Katherine. I'm still deciding what to do with my package of Bertolli sauces.

teresa said...

i got the same box and i've been loving it! i love what you did with that chicken, divine!

Katy ~ said...

How did I miss this delicious post! We would absolutely, positively devour this! Will be enjoying this soon.

sanjeet said...

The ingredients below the second photo had me hooked. Super looking meal.
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gigi said...

Still missing you :) :)
I know you must be dreaming up some wonderful recipes to shock us as soon as you get your own time back!
Happy Monday.
(((hugs))) and smiles :) :) :)