Fajita Stuffed Chicken{with lemon wine sauce}

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When I can’t sleep I think about food.

Compiling recipes in my mind…sometimes its so good I can almost taste it. As you can tell, I’ve been sleeping like a baby. Haha. Actually, we’ve slowly been settling into our new home and blogging was put on the back shelf for a while…and if you know anything about babies, well, that statement doesn’t make sense. 

…But then I had a night where I couldn’t sleep and this recipe was created. The tangy, buttery wine sauce is so flavorful and delicious. And easy to make.

Go ahead and drench your rice and chicken in this sauce. The sauce is the boss and what totally makes this meal. Its so fun to make something new that Stan loves at first bite. We kept the sauce nearby and continued to drown our rice in it.

This gorgeous couple said “I DO” under an open sky at a beautiful venue last week. It was a happy day!

Speaking of weddings…we celebrated 5 years of marital bliss this past Saturday. I know you don’t want to hear all about our lovely marriage so I’ll sum it up by saying I feel like the luckiest, most blessed girl ever. Truly, I do.

We planned a spur of the moment get-away to Minneapolis to celebrate. We shopped, we ate, visited coffee shops, and took Declan potty. =) No, we weren’t too high in the clouds, thanks to a little guy that was thoroughly enjoying this new adventure, keeping us grounded and mature. He hit a polite streak where he was saying “Ganku” for everything. I think he thought the entire trip was for him. The hotel was a sheer delight and thanks to a sugar high, he was bouncing off the walls and bed. We said goodbye to giving him an early bedtime. He enthusiastically kept repeating, “This is so fun!” I couldn’t help but laugh and wink at Stan, “Happy Anniversary Sweetheart!” This is our life and we love it.

There were moments when baby-cakes cried and cried. And I wanted to shop. I’m like a kid when I get in a big city. I love exploring all the shops, walking a jog and hitting as many as I can. But I decided I need to accept the fact that these are not my shopping days. I need to take a deep breath, slow down, and enjoy the delight in my sons eyes, the coo of my baby, the charm of my husband, and the old skirt I’m wearing. Every other mom before me and every other mom that will come after me, does the same thing. Its what moms do. They spend their shopping time sitting in a private corner, feeding a hungry baby…scanning the nearby shelves and calling it good. Or rushing to the car with yellow poop running down your arm and sinking deep into your clothes. The mom life is never boring. =)

I had a little hug from God…Stan took us to a fancy, Japanese restaurant for dinner and the baby was unhappy. While we waited to be seated, I bounced the baby and wished she’d go to sleep but in vain. She was unsettled, refused to eat, and I was at a loss of what to do. I don’t know if I’m the only mom like this, but unlike what I always thought, there are times I actually don’t know what to do to quiet her. She doesn’t do well in crowds and the place was full. At the table she was getting louder and louder. The food came and she was grumpier than ever…so I silently prayed and asked God to please just make her go to sleep so that I could enjoy this lovey experience. I snuggled her close and before I even realized what had happened, she peacefully closed her eyes and slept. It was so beautiful. We had a lovely dinner and I ate with a grateful heart.

We then picked up a slice of cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. When I grow up, I want to make cheesecake like they do. We got the Tuxedo Chocolate Cheesecake Cake and it was SO.AMAZING. I crave it now. The texture was so rich and smooth.

If you’re still hungry for chicken the recipe is below! =)

Happy Cooking!

Fajita Stuffed Chicken{with lemon wine sauce}

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 4 chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp white (or red) wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • dash lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, thyme, cumin, & season salt
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • Prepare chicken breast by flattening with meat tenderizer. With paring knife, cut a slit about 2 inches wide on each breast, taking care not to cut all the way through. Carefully use knife to deepen the pocket, maximizing the space for the filling while keeping the pocket neat enough to contain it. Place in ziplock bag. Add marinade ingredients, shake, and seal. Let sit for 4 hours.
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • Heat skillet, add a little oil and vegetables. Season with salt, paprika and thyme. Stirfry on high heat until almost tender. 
  • Add: 1/4 cup white cooking wine. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Remove chicken breast from marinade and stuff each pocket with vegetables. Seal the opening with toothpicks. Brush with remaining marinade and sprinkle with season salt. 
  • Prepare sauce and cook rice.
  • Grill the chicken on medium to high heat until juice runs clear. If baking the chicken, cover, and bake at 350º for 30 minutes. Uncover, brush with remaining marinade and broil for 4-5 minutes or until golden. 
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup white cooking wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • squeeze of lemon
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • In skillet, melt butter. Add cooking wine and bring to boil. Stirring constantly cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken broth and squeeze of lemon. Bring to boil. Turn off heat and stir in heavy cream, (salt if needed) and sliced green onions or fresh basil.
  • Serve chicken with rice, remaining vegetables, sauce, and your choice of salad! Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Fajita Stuffed Chicken{with lemon wine sauce}

  1. What would u substitute the white cooking wine with? I did w white vinegar n we were not impressed w the taste. But the stuffed chicken was delish!

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