This was actually a "throw together" meal that I made one night out of what I had on hand (which wasn't a lot!!) Surprisingly, it turned out to be absolutely divine! In fact, my husband and step-daughter liked it so much that they request it regularly and refer to it as "Lissa Chicken"!! It is delicious, good for you, and is even nice enough to entertain with.
Preheat oven to 375. After pounding out the chicken breasts, marinate them in the Italian dressing while preparing the filling.
Finely chop the onion, olives, capers. Add the breadcrumbs, pepper, garlic powder, and parmesan. (It should be a bit wetter than you would expect. That's GOOD! That just means it won't be dry after it's cooked!) :D
Spread some of the Olive/Caper mixture onto each of the chicken breasts. Roll up and secure with toothpicks.
Now....it is completely up to you whether to sear (brown) the outside of the chicken before putting it in the oven. I usually do, just because it adds so much flavor. It only takes a second or two in a hot skillet to brown the bottom of the chicken.
Put the rolled up breasts in the oven to bake for approx. 15-20 mins. (Again, this is approximate. You will smell them when they are done!) Ready to eat! **Don't forget the toothpicks!!**
I generally don't serve this with gravy, but it would be super easy to make one for this! Usually I will make a small side salad and a bit of rice (using chicken stock instead of water).
This is a great recipe that the kids can help with too! Let them pound out the chicken or help put in the toothpicks. Try it with spinach, red peppers, and feta for another easy meal!