Monday, June 9, 2014

Chicken Pizza Spirals

Another fantastic weekend is over and we are back to the Mondays that never end.  This weekend I didn't relax much at all, between my boyfriend's parents being in town and watching the dragon boat races we were constantly on the go.  Too much fun to be had and not enough time.  Last Thursday evening I came across this fun recipe and my lovely boyfriend said he would make it for us.  As much as I love to cook it can be really nice when someone else does the cooking.  This weekend I also got my first official sunburn of the season...you think I would know better being mostly Irish and freckled...

Serves 4

The Ingredients
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 Tbsp. marinara sauce (plus more for serving)
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
Dash crushed red pepper (optional)

The Process
1.)  Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and place a piece of parchment paper over them. Pound the chicken breasts until they are all an even thickness (about 1/4" thick).
2.)  Combine the remaining ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl and spread the mixture over the chicken breasts.
3.)  Roll each chicken breasts tightly, starting at the narrow end, and then cut into thick slices. I usually get about four spirals out of one chicken breast.

4.)  Skewer the slices, making sure to skewer right through the end of each spiral so it will hold its shape. Note: You may want to brush the spirals lightly with olive oil if your grill has a tendency to get meat stuck to it.
5. Grill the skewers for about 5 minutes on each side or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with extra marinara sauce.

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