Lemony Goat-Cheese Chicken

Real Simple
4 servings

Ingredients

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4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
4 ounces soft goat cheese

Preparation

Using a rolling pin, pound the chicken between 2 sheets of wax paper until they are of uniform thickness. Heat the oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the oil shimmers and the garlic browns. (Don't burn the garlic.) Add the chicken breasts and cook until golden, 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Add the salt, pepper, chicken broth, thyme and lemon zest. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 3 minutes longer or until the chicken is fork-tender. Remove the chicken to a platter and keep warm. Increase heat to high and boil the sauce until thickened or syrupy, 3 to 5 minutes. Whisk in the goat cheese and pour the sauce over the chicken.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calcium 61 mg
Calories 270
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 2 g
Cholesterol 91 mg
Fat 13 g
Fiber 0 g
Iron 2 mg
Protein 35 mg
Satfat 6 g
Sodium 766 mg