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Chicken, Spinach & Hummus stuffed in a Baguette = Yum.

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It was a scrounger tonight. Used the last of a 6lb bag of frozen chicken breasts, the last of the broccoli, and some neglected personal sized French bread loaves. This was very easy & simple to prepare, just takes a while to actually cook. Would make for a great weeknight meal too. Hummus makes everything better!

Hungry Hands makes for Blurry Pictures


I most definitely cheated and used a rice pilaf mix, so follow the directions! Also know that the rice takes ~35 minutes to cook so start it early. I started it then checked email and stuff for 15 minutes before starting the chicken and veggies. Now would also be a great time to preheat the oven for the baguettes so they’re nice and warm when we’re ready. Season the chicken with a pinch of salt and plenty of ground pepper before cooking. Heat oil (I used Grapeseed Oil, but it didn’t really change the flavor much) in a skillet until starting to smoke, add chopped onion and let them caramelize before putting the chicken in. I added a glob of honey on top of the chicken… I was thinking caramelizing needs a sugar or something to help, or something. Be sure to push the chicken around with the onions to get some of that flavor! While the chicken was cooking, I was trying to think of a sauce or something to put on the chicken so it wouldn’t be soooooo dry in the baguette. Luckily ESC came to the rescue with Roasted Garlic Hummus (any flavor of hummus will be delicious)!

The assembly was kinda interesting and creative. I wasn’t really sure what the outcome would look like so I just made it up as I went. Slice the baguette down the side to make a sandwich type of thing. Slather a spoonful of hummus on one or both sides of the bread. Take a small handful of spinach leaves and crush them in your hands. When they’re uncooked they’re pretty stiff, so they need to be put in their place! Add spinach along the spine of the loaf leaving enough room for the chicken. Slice the cooked chicken and stuff it in! Voilà! Now add the rice to the plate and inhale. Smells wonderful, don’t it?

Ingredients:
1 large chicken breast, chopped
2/3 cup raw spinach
2 spoonfuls Hummus
1 glob of honey
2 8″ baguette loafs
1 box Near East Rice Pilaf

Serves 2 with a cup of rice for leftovers. 40 minutes. ~$5.00/plate. Probably high in carbs and the rice can be pretty salty.

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Written by Brent

April 21, 2010 at 10:03 pm

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  1. Love the photo caption, haha. And love the ingenuity!

    Kate

    April 22, 2010 at 10:01 am


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