My daughter has been making one meal a week and loving every second of it. Last week she made bacon wrapped stuffed chicken (which I didn't get a picture of) and this week she turned the leftovers into pizza. These were both super simple recipes but amazing enough to serve company. The bonus? I'm cooking one night less a week - and she even cleans up after herself!!
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken
6 chicken breasts
6 slices of bacon
salt & pepper
1/2 container of ricotta cheese
1 pack frozen spinach
Preheat your oven to 350. Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally, but not all the way through, so that you can open them like a hot dog bun. Mix the last 4 ingredients together and divide amongst the inside of the chicken. Secure with toothpicks and season with salt and pepper. Wrap each piece with bacon, and put on a baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes in your preheated oven. We served this with spaghetti squash and steamed brussel sprouts.
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Pizza
1 recipe pizza dough (she used this one)
white sauce (she mixed milk & flour together over low heat in a pan and shredded some cheddar cheese into it)
1 leftover wrapped chicken breast, chopped
1 can artichoke hearts chopped up
shredded cheese (she used a mix of cheddar & mozzarella)
Make the dough, chop up the ingredients and top the dough with them - sauce, then chicken, then artichokes, then shredded cheese. Bake for about 25 minutes at 350 (or until the crust begins to turn golden brown), cut, and eat - delicious!
So there you have it folks - you can re-purpose leftovers into whatever you want, but pizza is always a great choice!
My daughter has informed me that her next meal for us will be shrimp risotto - stay tuned!!