Project Tasteless: I’m Naked, This is Delicious

So Rachel Wilkerson’s cooking competition is this: cook in only an apron. Post recipe and PG or PG-13 photo.

Rachel Wilkerson's Project Tasteless

Problem: I do not own an apron.

Solution: Naked.

I also added a self-imposed rule. See, if you are cooking naked, you probably aren’t making a trip to the grocery store first. So I used only what I already had in my kitchen. This meant lots of adjustments in my  recipe, and I was happily surprised. 10x better than the original.

Now about the chicken.

My boyfriend and I cook a lot together. A lot. The food is typically amazing and full of garlic. We have cooked this chicken twice: once for a scrabble dinner party, and once for my parents. In fact, this was the first meal we cooked for my parents, and probably the second time they ever met.

The best way to make sure a night with a new boyfriend and parents goes well? A good meal. Any awkward silence you can just say,”Mmmmm. Delicious!” and everyone can chat about how much they love feta cheese for a few minutes. Here is your meal.

Since then, we have cooked a few times for both sets of parents, and I like to think it’s always a success. Chicken wings, burgers, pasta, pork loin. But this recipe always sticks out in my mind because it is just so darn delicious. I love me some garlic and feta.

This time around, cooking all alone, and after gaining much more expertise in the kitchen, and following my self-imposed rule, I have made a few changes. Delicious changes. Naked.

(Now let’s see if I can get long-distance boyfriend up here for a visit. Chicken? Naked Chef? I think this could work)

Feta, Artichoke and Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Ingredients

3 chicken breasts

1/4 cup red onion, chopped finely

2 garlic gloves, minced

1/3 cup frozen spinach

1/3 cup frozen artichoke hearts

2 tbsp olive oil

1/3 cup feta, crumbled

Pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, paprika

Butter (or cooking spray, if you prefer)

How to Make It

Get naked. If you have an apron, pull it out for later.

Say thanks that the very needy dog that your friend adopted Friday (and you are dog sitting for) is scared of tile. He has a very wet nose and a habit of sneezing on you.

Banjo out of the kitchen

Get ingredients.

Ingredients for stuffed chicken

Start defrosting the chicken if yours is frozen (like mine).

frozen chicken

Mince the garlic, chop the onion super small.

Boil about a cup of water, add spinach and artichoke, cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat. Drain the extra water and set aside.

If you have an apron, put it on. If you don’t, watch out. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Once oil is heated, sauté garlic and onions. Reduce heat to a simmer, and add the spinach and artichokes.

Sauteed stuffing without feta

Stir it all up, smashing the artichokes as you go. Mix in a dash of crushed red pepper flakes, pepper, salt and paprika.

Remove from heat and stir in the feta cheese.

Stuffing with feta

Butter/Spray your baking sheet. Place chicken breasts on it. Cut a slit in the fattest part of the chicken long ways.

Slit in chicken long ways

Add some extra slits inside the chicken to help you stuff it better (Check out the picture for a better idea. The bottom picture looks a little dirty right?).

Slit in the middle of the chicken for max stuffing

fully cut chicken

Stuff your chickens.

Stuffed chicken before cooking

Cook at 350F for 25 minutes.

Stuffed cooked chicken

Delicious! And parent-approved.

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10 Responses to Project Tasteless: I’m Naked, This is Delicious

  1. Good to see you and Banjo got naked — I mean nice — and familiar with each other.

    ALSO I NEED TO EAT THIS RIGHT NOW.

  2. omg I love your pics!! How did you get the baking sheet posed so strategically?! AWESOME!

    The chicken looks great too!

    • Thanks! After a very fun and extensive photo shoot, I can officially say that I have the nude bakeware posing down to a science – I think I have found my calling. Cooking Light – I have your new model!

  3. Rachael says:

    Yes, your chicken breast picture looked so very much like a … well you know. Is this turning into project Food Porn or what? Now all we need is a carrot and two strategically placed potatoes.

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  6. lisaou11 says:

    that first picture of you with the baking pan—sexy! you look great and how fun 🙂

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