The other day I saw figs at the grocery store and blinked twice when I noticed they were actually on sale. I picked up a few and that night I had dreamed… Yes, I have dreams about food, discovering new food items, making food, eating food… I love food, my dreams are evidence. When I woke up, I knew what would be on the menu that night.
Fig & Gorgonzola Stuffed Chicken with Balsamic Glaze
4 chicken breasts, extra virgin olive oil, 1 c. crumbled gorgonzola cheese, 8 figs, 1/2 c. balsamic vinegar, 1/2 c. honey
Preheat over to 350°F. Add a light coat of cooking spray to frying pan, turn heat to medium. Split chicken breast down the middle to create pocket, quickly add chicken, pocket side down, to hot pan and brown. Remove chicken and stuff with 2 sliced figs and about 1/4 c. gorgonzola, use a toothpick to close and place in baking pan. Repeat with remaining chicken. Add vinegar to frying pan and deglaze, dissolve honey into sauce. Pour 1/2 sauce over chicken and reserve remaining sauce. Bake chicken for about 30 minutes, basting occasionally. Remove chicken from oven, discard toothpicks. Plate chicken and drizzle with remaining sauce.
What will be on your dinner plate tonight?