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June 3, 2009

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What’s for dinner Wednesday

So, I think the only difference between myself and Rachel Ray is, she enjoys cooking and I just cook to live. I decided to embrace who I am and march into the kitchen with my game face on and get busy. I then grabbed the sales flyers and my Rachel Ray cookbook and the search began. I am determined to cook something special in  under 30 minutes and within the budget.  

Chicken Cutlets Brasciole

(if all else fails emulate the above photo.. no need to cook dinner)


  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • Handful golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 slices white sandwich bread torn (at Kroger white bread $1.00)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (at Kroger sarrgento cheese use Itailian mix for $2.00)
  • 4 pieces boneless, skinless chicken breast (chicken at KROGER 60% off $1.99 LB)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup dry white wine 
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, a few sprigs, leaves chopped


Pour very hot tap water into a small bowl. Add raisins and plump 5 minutes.

Lightly toast nuts in a small skillet over medium low heat.

Drain raisins and pat dry. Place raisins, nuts, parsley, lemon zest, garlic, torn bread and cheese into processor and pulse into a stuffing.

Butterfly the chicken open by cutting into and across the breast but not all the way through. Pound out the cutlets and season the chicken with salt and pepper. Fill the breasts with stuffing, roll and secure with toothpicks.

Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the brasciole all over 7 to 8 minutes, remove and set aside. Deglaze pan with wine, scraping up the drippings. Stir in tomatoes and tarragon, add chicken back, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Slice and serve.




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