I prefer homemade food over eating out. However, I am a very lazy person and do not like spending too much time in the kitchen. You probably notice that I do not cook gourmet dishes; my cooking is rather simple and even minimalistic.
Many times I create recipes on the go (I think anyone who cooked over 20 years kind of knows what kind of ingredients would taste good when combined).
I found few tomatoes in the fridge and decided to use them when cooking today’s dinner. So tonight we had:
Tomatoes stuffed with chicken in cream sauce
1 pound of boneless skinless chicken thighs
5 medium size tomatoes
1 clove of garlic, finally chopped
½ cup of 10% cream
Olive oil, salt, pepper to taste
1. Cut a thin slice off the top of each tomato. Scoop out pulp and seeds, leaving a 1/2 in. shell. Invert onto paper towels to drain. I discovered that carving knife that I usually use for carving pumpkins for Halloween works the best.
2. Cut fat off chicken thighs using scissors.
3. In a large frying pan heat olive oil, add garlic and fry for about 30 seconds
4. Place chicken, fry on high heat until golden brown on one side, turn over, reduce heat to medium
5. Add pulp and seeds carved out of tomatoes, add salt and pepper
6. Let tomato juice/liquid reduce to less than half by letting liquid to evaporate through boiling
7. Remove frying pan from heat, let chicken cool down
8. Cut chicken into small pieces, mix with tomato sauce, stuff tomatoes with chicken-tomato mixture
9. Place tomatoes in a small pot
10. Splash frying pan with ½ of warm water, add ½ or more 10% cream and add mixture to the pot with tomatoes
11. Bring tomatoes with cream sauce to boil, as soon as you see sauce is about to boil, turn heat off and allow tomatoes to sit in the pot with a lid for about 5 minutes.
12. Serve with any side of your choice: mashed potatoes, French fries, grilled vegetables and so on.