Delicious dinner: Chicken imbottito

January 25, 2008 6:22:35 PM PST
A dinner solution for busy moms: make chicken imbottito. It's an easy recipe with great results.

Here is an easy dinner solution for busy moms. Jami Stevens, owner of Deeelish! Meals Made Easy in Menlo Park, shared an easy recipe with great results.

Deeelish! Meals Made Easy
700 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 325-6325
Fax: (650) 325-6326

Chicken Imbottito


  • 6 Fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts, butterflied
  • 4 oz Fresh chopped basil leaves
  • 3 oz Bread crumbs
  • 8 oz Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Butcher's twine - 6 length's, 8-inches each


  • 4 oz Fresh chopped basil
  • 24 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons dried onions
  • 1 Teaspoon chicken bouillon

Mix all "chicken" ingredients except Chicken and Oil. Lay 6 chicken breasts out on a baking sheet. Open breasts, divide stuffing from mixing bowl into 6 (six) equal portions, and spread evenly on top of each breast. Starting at one side, roll each chicken breast and tie with cooking string like a package. Heat oil in a Dutch Oven or heavy skillet with a lid. Brown chicken on all sides (about 4 minutes). Add sauce, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Serve over penne and garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

About Jami Stevens
Jami Stevens is a Bay Area native and a second generation Californian. She and her husband Jeff co-founded Deeelish! Meals Made Easy in Menlo Park, CA. Jami is responsible for recipe development and has collaborated with Chef Lev Dagan, an instructor at the prestigious California Culinary Academy to create over 200 recipes in the past 18 months.

Jami hails from a large Greek family that instilled in her a love of food and family. Her grandfather was a Greek immigrant and a chef who owned several restaurants including the Capital Grill in San Francisco. Jami designs each month's menu, which includes locally sourced ingredients that showcase flavors and ingredients unique to the Bay Area. She continually tweaks the menu based on feedback from her family, three young children and friends. She coined the phrase "Eating is an experience. Enjoy it."

Jami Graduated St. Mary's Moraga with a degree in business economics.

About Deeelish! Meals Made Easy
Deeelish! Meals Made Easy's excellent food quality and emphasis on customer service has made it the leading meal-prep destination for families from all over the Bay Area. We provide a simple way to fit home-cooked, gourmet meals into a busy lifestyle.

Deeelish! Meals Made Easy operates a showcase preparation facility in Menlo Park, where guests assemble meals using pre-prepared ingredients including seasonally fresh meats, herbs, and vegetables. All entrees are vacuum-sealed and may be cooked immediately or frozen for later use with no loss of flavor or quality.

Guests may also have their meals prepared by staff for pick-up or home delivery throughout California. Deeelish! Meals Made Easy also offers corporate delivery to select business sites in the Bay Area.

Deeelish! Meals Made Easy: (650) 325-6325