Tapenades: Not Just An Appetizer
Olive tapenades are great appetizers; they're easy to make and are always delicious no matter what kind of bread or cracker you spread them on. But what if you take that same delicious spread and stuff it inside a chicken breast? A heavenly entrée is created.
I love olives, it doesn't matter if they're green, black, stuffed with cheese or garlic, or simply plain, they're always delicious. The only thing I like more than olives is olive tapenade. You know, that delicious spread that restaurants sometimes serve with bread before the main course shows up. I have had olives as a main course before; they're usually part of a sauce or cooked alongside a piece of chicken or meat.
Recently, however, I wondered, what if I stuffed those olives inside said piece of meat? And, since I love olive tapenade so much, what if I made the tapenade instead and stuffed that inside? You'd have the salty flavors of the olives and cheese, and the olive oil from the spread would infuse into the chicken making it even more moist and juicy. The idea sounded so good, I was salivating just thinking about it and I knew I had to try it. Pure, unadulterated heaven. OMG, it was good.
While I only had one piece of the tapenade stuffed chicken, I could've easily eaten a second. The best part about this recipe is how easy it is to make: from start to finish, the whole process only took about an hour. So, if you love olives as much as I do, pick some up from your deli department and give this chicken a try. Friends and family will think you ordered in from a gourmet restaurant.
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