H – Have a little Normandy (Camembert Cheese and Chicken Bento)
There are 3 good special cheese shops in Oslo and 2 of them are not so far from my office. I love going there and see all kinds of cheese and chat with the professional cheese specialists. Their knowledge of cheese is so amazing and every time I go there I learn something new. Often I buy this Camembert cheese from France, of course from its original place, Normandy.
A nice wooden box softly carries the wonderful cheese. When I open it, it smells wonderful. And it takes me away to Normandy.
I wanted to use this wonderful cheese in my bento and decided to use it with chicken, and here I would like to share the recipe with you!
For 1 bento
- 1 chicken breast fillet , boneless
- 100g Camembert cheese
- 100g Sour cream
- 2 table spoons of chive, minced
- salt and pepper
- Olive oil
Oven, preheat 225C
1 - If your chicken is unevenly thick, make a flat and thin piece of chicken by cutting down the thickest part and opening up (butterfly-cut). Then make shallow cuts. Do not cut through and make holes, just make some slits so that cheese will stay on the meat. Put salt and pepper.
2 - Heat a frypan, add some olive oil. Sautee chicken fillet until golden brown and half-cooked. You do not need to cook it through as it goes into the oven with the cheese sauce.
3 - Put Camembert cheese in a small microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds at 600W. Mix with sour cream and chives.
4 - Place the chicken on an oven tray, spread the cheese sauce over the chicken and bake it in the oven (225C) for 10-15 minutes.
Voila! Cut into slices and pack it in your bento box. I made a pasta bento with this chicken the other day, it was very tasty! I hope you try this too!
Have a little Normandy in your lunch. Bon appetite!
Rie - Bento specialist, Oslo, Norway
Hello, I love to cook and bake and I enjoy making bento everyday. I was one of the finalists at Bento&co’s contest in 2011 and later I joined Bento&co as Bento Specialist. I am living in Norway now but I am originally from Ishikawa in Japan where many of Bento&co’s bento boxes are made. I try to make bentos that are as beautiful as they are delicious, and I like to show you how to add more sparkles in your bento life! - Rie