Not only does this cookbook contain some of my favorite Real Simple recipes that are already mainstays in my kitchen, but I found a lot of inspiration for new dishes to add to my kitchen repertoire. There are literally TONS of post-it notes now sticking out of this book in my kitchen.
The first recipe I decided to make: chicken, ham & Swiss roulades. So. Simple. So. Delicious. and healthy too. Plus, you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen, so you can make some tonight!
Chicken, Ham & Swiss Roulades
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2 full-sized breasts)
4 thin slices cooked ham
2 very thin slices Swiss cheese
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Place each chicken breast between plastic wrap and, using a meat tenderizer, pound the chicken breasts into chicken cutlets. You want to the cutlets to be no more than 1/4 in.-thick.
Unwrap the chicken and salt and pepper both sides. Layer the ham, then the cheese on top of the pounded chicken.
Carefully roll the chicken, ham, and Swiss into a log shape, and skewer the roulades closed with toothpicks.
In an ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the roulades, and cook on all sides until browned. This will take about 4-6 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the roulades until cooked through, about 18-20 minutes.
Serve with a small green salad on the side and some good Dijon mustard.
Source: slightly adapted from Real Simple's Dinner Tonight: Done!