Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pollo Domenico (Dominic's Chicken)

For my first entry, I decided to post the first recipe that I made for my wife after we got married. The marinade was found online, but the recipe itself was my own creation. Hence the oh-so-creative name...Domenico di pollo

4 boneless chicken breasts
1 large tomato, sliced thin
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
8 slices mozzarella cheese
*Lemon herb marinade (see recipe below)

Soak chicken breasts in marinade, covered, in refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Turn oven on to 375ยบ. Place chicken and marinade in an 8x8 pyrex dish into the oven. Baste chicken occasionally. Cook 35-40 minutes, or until chicken is done. 

As chicken is almost done, steam spinach. When chicken is done, top each piece with 2 slices of mozzarella cheese, 2 slices of tomato and a bit of spinach. Return to oven for a few minutes until toppings melt. 

Serves well with baked potato and chardonnay.

*Lemon herb marinade
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Mix all ingredients.

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