2 oz Manchego or aged white cheddar cheese, grated
4 24-inch pieces butcher’s twine or food-grade string
Preheat oven to 400°F. Rub bell pepper with 1/4 tsp oil. Place on a large, rimmed baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes, until tender and skin is blistered. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let cool. Remove skin and seeds, then cut into quarters. Set aside. Keep oven at 400°F.
Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add corn and boil for 3 minutes. Remove from water and set aside until cool enough to handle. Care-fully cut off kernels from cobs, discarding cobs. Set aside.
Prepare salsa verde: In a small bowl, combine cilantro, parsley, lime zest and juice, garlic, black pepper and remaining 2 3/4 tsp oil.
On a work surface, lay out 3 pieces of corn husk, overlapping the long edges. Overlapping with bottom ends of first 3 pieces, lay out 3 more pieces of husk. (NOTE: If using smaller husks, you may need more to cover chicken. If husks are stiff, try soaking them briefly in hot water to make them more pliable.) Place a chicken breast across the middle of husks and spread an eighth of salsa into butterfly opening. Stuff with a quarter each of bell pepper, corn kernels and cheese. Close butterfly to cover stuffing. Rub top of chicken with another eighth of salsa. Fold over ends of husk and use twine to wrap around chicken to hold husk in place. Repeat with remaining chicken.
Transfer chicken to a large rimmed baking sheet and roast until chicken is cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 165°F, about 30 minutes. Unwrap husks carefully before serving.
Modern-day Italians serve cornmeal-based polenta as a simple side or hearty entrée, enriched with cheeses and herbs. Offering yet another take on the classic, our polenta is used to create a soft crust for a winter vegetable pie.
Grain salads are fast and fantastic grab-and-go options for lunch or dinner. Toss your leftover cooked grains in your favorite homemade vinegar-based dressing. Pair with a protein of your choice, add grated veggies and fresh herbs, and top with avocado and toasted nuts and seeds. To get a jump start on the week’s meals, premake three portions of your favorite grain salad recipe using three 1-liter Mason jars. Preassemble this CBLT (coconut bacon, romaine lettuce and cherry tomato) grain salad for lunches or a quick dinner.