September so far has been an amazing extension of summer. I can’t believe we are going to be +30 this weekend. Mid September is a great time of year to let your “nesting” kick in. It’s a great time to get back into a routine, become organized and my favorite, fall harvest ! I get so excited with people who have very productive apple trees ! They are more than willing to give them away.
What are some of your September favorites?
Apple Chicken Roll-Up
These sweet and savoury apple chicken snacks are a perfect lunch for those on a diet. They taste great and are virtually carb-free.
3/4 cup (175 mL) plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) salt
1 teaspoon (5 mL) white pepper
1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) garlic salt
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
Add yogurt, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper and garlic salt to grated apple. Lay the chicken breasts onto the counter on a piece of plastic wrap, and cover with a second sheet of plastic wrap.
Pound the thick end of the chicken with your fists to even out thickness. Remove the plastic wrap, spread a heaping tablespoon of yogurt mixture into the centre of each chicken breast, and lay apple slices in the centre. Roll chicken and lay into a casserole dish that has been oiled slightly. Secure each with a toothpick if necessary.
Smear any remaining yogurt onto breasts. Cover with foil and bake at 350°F (180°C) for 20 minutes, remove foil and bake for 20 more minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Slice apple chicken roll-ups crosswise and serve hot, or chill in fridge and serve cold with salad greens.
Preparation time: 15 minutes