Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Galveston Chicken

Jams, puddings, teacakes and tarts,

roast beef in wine and cranberry hearts

chicken pot pie with biscuits and cream,

french fries and chocolates and apricot dream.

Blessed with abundance each day all our own;

there's love in the kitchen, the heart of the home.

--Susan Branch

Several years ago while in Galveston for an Art Educators Convention I had some great food. Although you would think the most memorable meal would have been the seafood, it was actually a chicken dish for me. This is my {very} loose interpretation of it.

Start with these two friends:

Mix them up really well. This mixture goes inside your chicken breasts. (It is also really good on bread) About 8 of them. You will need a VERY sharp fillet-type knife to make your chicken into something similar to a pita pocket. Got it?

Then rub some olive oil on both sides of the chicken, salt pepper, and some Italian Grinder Spice. Spoon in as much of the mixture as you can get in there. Probably a couple tablespoons. Get your chicken in the oven. Low and slow. Maybe 275 for an hour? Cover with foil for the first 30 min and remove for the last to let it get some color. While you are waiting, make a Caesar salad. Fresh croutons make a nice addition. Toss some cubed french bread in melted butter and italian spices. Toast in the oven until crunchy. I have a great Caesar dressing recipe. It calls for anchovy paste. Anyone interested?

This is really good. It's like you're back in Italy...

I mean Galveston.


  1. Yum. I might have to try this but I will need to go buy a sharp knife first. I think that is the key to this recipe.

  2. This sounds yummy. Although the whole time I was reading your post I had to hum "Galveston" by Glen Campbell, but you are probably wayyyy too young to remember this song.

  3. Everyone seems to be posting the most amazing chicken recipes today... this one looks really yummy!

  4. Yum! I will need to bookmark this one and come back to it. Looks fantastic.

  5. I will be trying this, of course on a much smaller scale. I love Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto!!!

  6. THAT LOOKS DELICIOUS! Printing out for the cook! ;) Thanks for sharing!


  7. hey girl, I just awarded you honest scrap today!

  8. Yes, yes. . . please post the recipe for dressing! The chicken looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing this!

  9. Ohhh, I'd LOVE to have the dressing recipe, this looks so delicious!