Thursday, June 12, 2008

Bethenny Frankel (WSC '92)



You may know Bethenny Frankel from The Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo, but did you know that she is an NYU Alumna as well? Bethenny formed her company, Bethenny Bakes which provides wheat, egg, and dairy free baked goods, meals for private clients, and a custom meal delivery service. Bethenny also has some delicious recipes on her site such as the one posted below.

Goat Cheese/Sundried Tomato Chicken Breasts Serves 6

Ingredients:
* 6 boneless chicken breasts
* 1 cup goat cheese
* 1 tsp. dried Italian herbs

* 1 tsp. minced fresh Italian parsley
* Salt and Pepper
* 1/2 C finely chopped sundried tomatoes (packed in oil, drained)
* 1 C heavy cream
* 4 cloves minced garlic
* 4 T olive oil

Combine goat cheese, herbs, and salt and pepper. Make slit down the side of each chicken breast creating a pocket. Spoon a layer of goat cheese mixture inside each chicken breast. Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Using sauté pan on med/high heat, layer bottom with olive oil and place chicken breasts facing up in pan until browned. Turn over and brown the other side then heat until fully cooked. Remove chicken breasts. Add minced garlic, sundried tomatoes and heavy cream to the pan. Add salt and pepper, and scrape all bits off the bottom of the pan. Bring to a boil then simmer for 5 minutes. Spoon sauce over chicken (you may slice to increase portions)

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1 comment:

  1. There have been many cooking/catering start-ups across the country in the last few years, many functioning right out of private homes. Seems like we are heading toward a more localized culinary culture.

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