Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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goat cheese stuffed chicken breasts
Recipe courtesy of Chef G. Garvin


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.5 cup goat cheese
.5 cup (packed) drained, coarsely chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1 tablespoon chopped shallots
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3 or 4 spinach leaves, cut in thin strips
4 5 ounces boneless chicken breast halves with skins
kosher salt
ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
.25 cup butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice
fresh basil leaves, cut in thin strips


1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. In a medium bowl mix goat cheese, tomatoes, shallot, garlic, and the cut spinach leaves.

2.  Using a small sharp knife and working with one chicken breast at a time, cut a 2-inch-long horizontal slit into the thick side of the chicken breast. Move knife back and forth in slit to form a pocket. Divide cheese mixture among chicken pockets. Press edges closed and secure with a toothpick to seal.  Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

3.  Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add chicken, skin side down; cook for 2 minutes or until skin is brown. Turn chicken over; transfer skillet to oven. Bake until cooked through (170°F) for about 10 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, in a heavy small saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Slice chicken and place on a serving plate. Drizzle lemon butter over chicken. Garnish with fresh basil.


Created date

April 2011