2 thick chicken breasts
2 stalks of broccoli
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms (if you don't like them, omit them!)
1/2 medium onion
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup fresh basil
2 tbs butter
2 tbs olive oil
1/4-1/3 cup your favorite bbq sauce
seasonings (I used oregano, chili powder, thyme, and nutmeg)
1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. Take your chicken breasts out of the fridge to bring to room temp before cooking.
3. While that happily sits, heat up the butter and oil in a skillet. Chop the broccoli up and throw it in. Add your salt, pepper, and seasonings to your taste. Chop up your onion and basil, while you let that broccoli cook for 5-7 minutes. Next, add the garlic (grated or finely chopped), onions, and mushrooms and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Take off heat, and stir in the chopped basil and about half of your bbq sauce.
4. Butterfly your chicken breasts*, and place them into a greased baking pan.
5. Spoon your broccoli mixture into the chicken breasts. Pour the other half of your bbq sauce over the top of the chicken.
6. Cooking time will depend on the size of the chicken breasts. Start checking it after 20-25 minutes and bake until done! Serve on a bed of brown rice and with plenty of extra bbq sauce!
*How to Butterfly a Chicken Breast:
Place the breast on the cutting board with the tip facing you and the thinner side opposite your cutting hand. Place your hand on top of the breast to keep it steady. Carefully insert the knife (you will need a VERY sharp knife - the sharper, the better!) into the thickest part of the breast, and draw it almost all the way through the breast. Be careful to make sure you keep the breast attached on one side. Open the breast like a book and, if needed, lightly pound the flesh until it's an even thickness.