Simply De-Lite-Ful: The Easy Turkey Day Feast
The Easy Turkey Day Feast
If using chicken breast, place inside baggie or between layers of plastic wrap and using a mallet or rolling pin, pound it to and even thickness of about 1/4 to 1/3 inch. Be careful not to pound too hard, creating holes in the meat.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
Place one cutlet or pounded breast, smooth side down on cutting board.
Place about 1/3 cup of the stuffing in a line down the middle and roll the meat around it, securing it with a toothpick. Place seam side down in casserole and repeat this process with remaining pieces of meat.
Put a small amount of water ( about 1/4 cup) in bottom of casserole and cover loosely with foil. Brush the rolls lightly with the seasoned butter substitute.
Bake about 40 – 45 minutes or until center of the rolls read 165 degrees. Start checking for doneness at about 30-35 minutes so you don’t over bake and dry out the meat.
Meanwhile, prepare gravy according to package directions. Stir in the Greek yogurt. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking and set aside.
When the rolls done, from oven. If there are juices remaining from the baking, pour that liquid into the gravy and stir to mix.
To serve, place on a warm platter and spoon some gravy sauce over the rolls. Pass remaining gravy around the table.
I complete my feast with baked yams slit on top and pushed open, topped with a little butter substitute , sprinkle of brown sugar and dusting of cinnamon ( I like to mix the cinnamon and sugar), a salad or nice fresh green vegetable and homemade cranberry sauce, It’s SO easy and much better than canned. Recipe follows:
Wash cranberries and inspect them for spotted or spoiled berries which need to be discarded. Place remaining berries in medium pot along with sugar and water. Allow to sit 5 minutes. Set over medium-high to high heat 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to sit another 5 minutes.
Remove and cool before serving. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.