Salami Swiss Stuffed Chicken with Creamy Garlic Mushroom Sauce

Boom.

If that name itself doesn’t entice you, then I don’t think you are human.  Or at least, you don’t have taste buds.  Or a heart.  One of the two.  Hehe, just kidding.

I just have to say one thing.  My dad is the bomb.
See, he came all the way from Washington to spend a week with me in New York!  We had all these fun options of things to do with him, but you know what he wanted to do the most?  Just be with his daughter and son in law, living life how they do.  Experiencing their day to day.  Sweet.  😉  Yes, I know I am getting mushy, but…you should be thankful, because it was his above mentioned attitude and desire that birthed this monster of a recipe.  He knows how much I love my food blog, and that it brings me joy to create beautiful meals…so he decided that together, we had to create a fabulous idea from scratch.  So we put our brains together, and this bad boy came into existence.

I tell you what.  You won’t want to miss it!  I don’t usually do mushrooms.  I was shoving this sauce into my mouth as fast as I could!  And the stuffed chicken was just such a fun combo!  Man!!!  You should try it!  Maybe make it with a family member and spread the love!  We had lots of fun dreaming it up, so we hope you can share in that!

So, here’s what you need:

  • 6 Chicken Breasts
  • 6 Slices Quality Deli Salami
  • 6 Slices Swiss Cheese
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Package Mushrooms, Sliced (or chopped into bits.  Ours started sliced and ended chopped, haha!)
  • 6 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 C Half and Half  (We were splurging for celebration!  If you want to keep in lines of my usual, slightly healtier habits…use almond milk and increase the amount of flour…use a good quality, healthier flour)
  • 1 Tbsp Flour
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Pinch of Oregano

 

And here’s how you do it:

  1. Slice your Swiss Cheese and remove 6 slices of salami from the bag (if you have extra, that is.  You are going to be touching raw chicken, so you don’t want to grab one piece at a time and contaminate the rest!  That’s good sammich meat there!)
  2. Carefully split your chicken lengthwise, but not all the way.  Butterfly!  If this is your first time butterflying a chicken breast, you can see my pictures below for help…and please be careful!
  3. Place a slice of salami and swiss on one half of each breast, folding as necessary so you don’t have a lot hanging over.  Flop the chicken breast closed.
  4. Cook your chicken in a method you choose…baking or grilling would work great!  We grilled ours in foil packets and it worked pretty well!  You just have to be careful not to leave it on too long so it doesn’t dry out 🙂
  5. Now start your sauce!!  Slice your mushrooms and mince the garlic!
  6. Melt the butter in a pan.
  7. Add mushrooms.  Cook a few minutes, until beginning to soften.
  8. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute or so, until you get a wonderful garlic smell!
  9. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix in, and simmer until thickened.
  10. Spoon over cooked chicken, and devour!

 

 

With pictures!!:Salami Swiss Stuffed Chicken with Mushroom Sauce 4Slice your Swiss Cheese and remove 6 slices of salami from the bag (if you have extra, that is.  You are going to be touching raw chicken, so you don’t want to grab one piece at a time and contaminate the rest!  That’s good sammich meat there!)

Salami Swiss Stuffed Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

 

Place chicken breast flat on your cutting board.  Put your palm flat  on top of the breast, and line the knife up lengthwise about halfway down.  Slowly and carefully begin slicing toward the other end, but do not cut all the way through.

Salami Swiss Stuffed Chicken with Mushroom Sauce 2

 

See?

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Here it is, butterflied.  Open it up and lay it flat.

Salami Swiss Stuffed CHicken with Mushroom Sauce 5

 

Place one slice of salami and swiss on top of one half of the breast.  Take the other half and close it back up.  Now cook it up how you wish…baking or grilling!  Meanwhile….

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Start your sauce!  Slice up your mushrooms.

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Melt the butter in a cast iron skillet….is it weird that just that is appetizing to me?  Haha!

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Add your mushrooms and begin to saute, and chop up if you want smaller pieces.  We went this route! 🙂

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Let cook a few minutes, until mushrooms begin to soften.

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Add your garlic and stir in.  Cook for about 30 seconds to a minute longer.  You should be smelling a heavenly garlic smell right about now.

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Now add the rest of the ingredients and stir in.  Let simmer until it thickens to a wonderful creamy goodness.

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Now place the chicken on a plate and drench in a big spoonful of sauce!

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How good does that look?!  Let me tell you….it is FANTASTIC!!

Here’s to you daddy, and a beautifully created meal!

Hearty Roast Beef and Swiss Salad

These are a few of my favorite thiiiiings!!!  I just got that song in my head, because of this salad.  This is pulling from the archives, but I felt it was time for a nice big hearty salad recipe; it’s been a while.  However it has been long enough that I was studying the picture to help me remember exactly what I put in it…and I found myself thinking “what did I put in this salad other than beef and swiss?  Well…my favorite things!!”  Then without warning my mind was transported to a dance scene with the Van Trapps, haha.  Anywho.  Back to food.

This salad was fantastic.  It was one from the very beginning of our Maker’s Diet adventure, in fact it was adapted right from perfectweightamerica.com!  It was also one of the first days of summer last year…and I was still nannying.  I had put the baby to bed for her nap and went outside, sat on the wicker furniture, soaked in the sunshine that really wasn’t all that warm yet…and ate my salad and felt sooooooo good.  🙂  I was surprised how happy it made me!  You should try it so it can make you happy too!  🙂  Oh, and, as always…feel free to play with it!!  More or less of what you like….add things….have fun with it!  Salads are a great canvas!  This will stuff you…yay for healthy lunches that stuff you!!!

 

So…here’s what you need!

  • 1 Heart Romaine, rinsed and chopped or ripped into bite size pieces
  • A couple handfuls of spinach or mixed greens
  • 1/2 lb(ish) deli roast beef, sliced into strips
  • 1/4-1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 2 boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1 Tomato, sliced
  • 1 Cucumber, sliced
  • Dressing of choice (my favorite includes EVOO, AC Vinegar, Lemon Juice, tiny bit of Greek Yogurt, Dijon Mustard, and Sriracha!)
  • Swiss Cheese, grated to taste (I believe I used about 3 oz)
  • 1 Avocado, sliced

 

And, here’s how you do it.  (honestly, I don’ think this needs directions haha)

  1. Get your eggs boiling.
  2. Rinse and cut all your veggies, meat, and cheese accordingly.
  3. Put lettuce and greens in a large bowl and top with other ingredients.  Toss if you desire.
  4. Mix up your dressing (or take a bottle out of the fridge).  Dress each serving separately because this is a large salad and you don’t want it to get wilty…cause you can eat it for lunch tomorrow too!
  5. Eat and be amazed.  Tasty, so your “buds” are satisfied.  Filling, so your tummy is satisfied.  And yet healthy, so you don’t feel like you have bricks in your gut.  PERFECT for hot summer days!!

 

 

Here’s some pictures, to show you how crazy easy this is 😉

Roast Beef and Swiss Salad 1

 

Make sure your eggs are boiled or boiling.  Prep your veggies, slice your beef and grate your cheese.  And theeeeen…

Roast Beef and Swiss Salad 2Put it all in a bowl!!!  Whoo!!  That was difficult 😛

Roast Beef and Swiss Salad 3Yummy! Protein, vitamins, AND flavor!  How?!  I don’t know, but it’s wonderful….!

Roast Beef and Swiss SaladAll tossed together!!  Enjoy!!