Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  • tiff1qt Posted: 02/21/09
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    This was amazing. My husband said it was one of the best chicken breast dishes he has ever had. The goat cheese,sundried tomatoes and fresh basil are delicous and give such a unique taste. I followed the directions to the t and it came out perfect. A lot of steps and would make for special occasions. The presentation of the chicken is awesome and looked just like the picture.

  • aimeeh Posted: 05/18/09
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    Made this last night and it came out very tasty! Lots of flavor. I didn't change a thing about the recipe. I usually never make chicken due to overcooking or blandness. The cook time was incorrect though. Cook it for a min longer on each side. I made CL's quino & potato croquettes which weren't fabulous but healthy nonetheless.

  • springhilllad Posted: 06/06/10
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    Excellent flavor, complemented by the sauce. Finished in the oven as the orzo cooked as breasts were thick.

  • JasonM Posted: 10/14/09
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    These are great -- I've made this recipe twice, now. Each time I've followed the recipe and I have only one complaint: the chicken will NOT cook evenly when cooked as instructed. I've tried raising and lowering the heat, increasing/decreasing the cooking time. ALWAYS the thicker end of the chicken breast is not quite done and I have to microwave it for about a minute or two. Not sure how to fix this, but it's still a great recipe.

  • avivaleah Posted: 03/15/09
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    I followed the recipe as directed. It was a great chicken dish and one that I would have thought would have been more calories and fat if I just went by taste. Good to taste fattening even though it isn't! The most difficult for me was determining if the chicken was cooked through. It is a fine line between done and overcooked. I served the dish with brown rice and broccoli.

  • moon422 Posted: 12/14/08
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    everyone loved this recipe. Awesome. I have read some people say that keeping the chicken moist is a problem. Just cover the chicken while cooking on the stove. nice and moist. This one is a keeper.

  • lisadfagan Posted: 08/06/09
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    This is a great recipe; I sub in feta if my guests aren't a fan of for goat cheese. Makes a beautiful presentation if you roll the chicken jelly-roll style and slice it. This recipe won't disappoint!

  • LaurenTony Posted: 01/26/09
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    This was so tasty. The goat cheese filling just oozes with deliciousness. I liked the sauce for the chicken as well. It would be a great staple with a plain piece of grilled/roasted chicken and is so easy to make. I can't have garlic, so I just doubled the shallots.

  • MerBear22 Posted: 03/07/09
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    Everything here is delicious. The taste of sun dried tomato went very well with the tang of the goat cheese. I might use a bit more basil in the future, as I felt it was somewhat lost in the dish.

  • SillyCow Posted: 09/13/09
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    I guess my family has unusual preferences, because although they did eat this, no one was crazy about it. For the amount of work it took, I would have preferred a simple grilled chicken breast (less clean-up too)! I wanted to be impressed by this dish. I hoped it would be similar to the stuffed chicken breasts at Carrabba's, but unfortunately it just didn't measure up. And I did follow the recipe exactly. I even served it with orzo (which my kids liked).

  • laurafish42 Posted: 12/03/09
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    One of my favorite recipes. Incredibly delicious. Takes time to make by one person, but sooooo worth it. Works for special occasions and just every day deliciousness. I double the sauce so I have plenty of it for the orzo to soak up. Haven't quite figured out the perfect vegetable to serve this with yet.

  • guamgirl Posted: 04/30/09
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    Though time consuming, this recipe is delicious. I haven't changed anything, have made this about six times, and the family always eats it up. It is my daughters favorite dish. I have substituted dried tomatoes in oil only because I can't seem to find decent dried tomatoes to rehydrate. This dish is worthy for entertaining. Do all the prep first and save time. It cooks pretty quickly.

  • lindypup Posted: 06/10/09
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    This was fantastic! I wouldn't change a thing. I agree with those who said it's like something served to you in an expensive restaurant.

  • SARANAKRAM1009 Posted: 06/16/09
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    Love it

  • mamita Posted: 12/07/10
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    Great chicken recipe! A bit time consuming-best to make filling ahead of time. I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious. I cooked the chicken for about 8 minutes per side and it was cooked perfectly. I served over orzo and with a cold bean salad (1 can kidney, 1 can garbanzo bean, 1 can corn, 1/4 red onion, 1 bell pepper,olive oil to drizzle, olive juice, spoonful pesto, salt and pepper) for a nice mediterrean meal. It was great and I plan on using the left over orzo with pesto for another meal later in the week. Great recipe-must try!

  • naanny Posted: 07/24/09
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    Yummy! Used feta instead of goat cheese. I did notice the ingredient list called for 2 1/2 tbl of vinegar,divided, but the cooking segment called for 1 1/2 tsp for the stuffing and then 2 1/2 tbl for the sauce. hmmmmmmm. I used 1 tsp in the stuffing & 1 in the sauce. Not too vinegary. Made Parm. orzo & a green salad to go with.

  • cjbuddy Posted: 03/18/10
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    This is a very good recipe. I didn't change anything and did serve with orzo as recommended. Will make again for sure. Would also serve to company.

  • KellyONeil Posted: 03/10/10
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    You must try this recipe, my husband and I were really impressed. We made it one Tuesday night because we were looking for a recipe that called for chicken and goat cheese. It is an excellent recipe and we will make it again! We served it with roasted asparagus (cooked with bacon for flavor). This one will go into my file for impressing company. Since we were improvising, we were missing a few ingredients and had to make a few substitutions: dried basil instead of fresh, dried oregano instead of dried thyme, added crumbled bacon to the shallot sauce and added feta to the goat cheese. I do recommend adding a starch such as orzo or potatoes to soak up the sauce.

  • hollowleg Posted: 09/28/10
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    This is the most delicious chicken recipe EVER. I followed it exactly. My family loved it and I plan to make it again soon. It was pretty easy to make and didn't take too long. I think this dish is appropriate for a special occasion. I served it with garlic risotto and steamed beans. LOVE IT.

  • ljbasil Posted: 10/25/10
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    Served with orzo and fresh green beans. Just perfect.

  • MMyers Posted: 03/19/10
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    I always add extra of all stuffing ingredients and additional salt, as I feel cooking light recipes never have enough salt. Everyone I feed this to loves it! Usually a special occasion meal for us.

  • servewithwine Posted: 01/17/10
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    I had sundried tomatoes (with oil but it was still really good) and goat cheese in the fridge...so I tried this recipe and it was very good. I will definitely make it again, and served alongside sauteed spinach or sauteed zucchini makes a beautiful presentation. Yummy.

  • KNWOLF Posted: 04/11/10
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    This was a very good stuff chicken recipe....not the best, but very good. I will probably not make again as I have better recipes.

  • EllieinChicago Posted: 03/17/10
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    This is by far my most favorite recipe that I have ever tried. It is a little time consuming, but the outcome is such an impressive dish and it really makes all of the time worth it. After my mom read the recipe, she told me that she had no concerns about my abilities as a new cook. She was impressed! I made this for my boyfriend the first time that I cooked for him & he went back for seconds & absolutely loved it. It is a great recipe for special occasions or for company, provided that you have some time to spend. I highly recommend serving this with orzo to soak up the extra sauce in the chicken. Also cook the orzo in chicken broth instead of water, as it really enhances the flavor of this chicken dish. I did not make any other substitutions. GREAT RECIPE! I plan to keep this is my recipe file to use again and again.

  • baileesmome Posted: 07/18/10
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    I was so excited to make this because I LOVE goat cheese. But I found it to be just ok. The goat cheese is somewhat overcome by the strong taste of the Balsamic vinegar. I am a busy mom, and also found that it took more time than it was worth to prepare. It's good...but I probably wouldnt make it again.

  • LisaEckert Posted: 07/15/10
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    My fiance loved this recipe! It was so full of flavor. I had to cook the chicken much longer than 6 minutes on each side. It tastes great with orzo and a side of steamed broccoli.

  • Zigzag10 Posted: 02/11/11
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    This is a stellar, flavorsome dish that is elegant enough to serve to company. Once the filling was prepared, the dish was quick to put together and stuffing the breasts was easier than expected. I did not change any of the ingredients or orzo and was very happy with the final result. I would give this recipe six stars if I could!

  • LindseyMC Posted: 11/16/10
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    GREAT recipe!! I've done it several times and my family is requesting to have it again this week! I made it earlier in the day to come home to after an event one Friday night and the sauce thickened too much... Even after re-heating in a sauce pan, it wasn't back to normal. So I might suggest not doing the sauce if you aren't serving the meal immediately. But other than it, it's a fantastic dish! Rich, hearty and full of flavor!

  • SeattleSheri Posted: 03/15/11
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    Love, love, love this recipe! I've made it several times. Sometimes I modify it depending on what I have available. I've served it for others a few times and always get rave reviews! Even the kids love it!

  • JLouise Posted: 02/24/11
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    Excellent recipe. The breasts I had were really large, so I butterfield them and pounded them down a bit, spread the filling over them and then toothpicked together. I browned them in the pan, then put them in another pan to bake for another 15 minutes at 400. Made the sauce while they were baking. Will definitely make again. Also used sun-dried tomatoes in oil...just patted them very dry before chopping.

  • EvilCookieFairy Posted: 01/19/11
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    LOVED this recipe! I didn't have chicken breasts, so i used boneless/skinless chicken tenders and sandwiched them in and closed it with toothpicks. It was messy, so i don't reccommend trying it. I eventually took it apart and spooned the filling in on plate. It was still soo delicious! I served it with mashed potatoes (made with skim milk and tiny bit of butter). Will definitely make this again!

  • lwatermulder Posted: 05/15/11
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    This is good but not great, in my opinion. Not sure it's worth the effort.

  • KarenWard Posted: 05/11/11
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    My chicken breasts were pretty large so I think if I would make this again I would brown the chicken and then finish cooking by braising in the sauce. My chicken came out a bit tough probably because I had to cook it so long to get it to the proper temperature. Otherwise, it was good.

  • AmyKMN Posted: 08/18/11
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    This had rich flavors with the goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and balsamic. I think I let the sauce cook a bit too long and the balsamic got more concentrated so it was a bit strong... but I LOVE balsamic. My chix breasts were a bit thick and still slightly frozen (which helped me slit and stuff them) but I cooked them 8 minutes on each side with the cover on and then put them in my oven warmer and they were perfectly cooked and not dry. Next time I might try pounding the chx. thin, spreading the cheese mixture and rolling up. It was delicious and I can't wait for the leftovers tomorrow!

  • donalsons Posted: 04/12/13
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    Since I had the time, this was fun to make - I can see why others say it's too time consuming, though. There is a lot of effort involved. I thought this dish was delicious and would have it again. My family wasn't thrilled with it, though. They said it was a bit rich with the goat cheese. If I make it again, I'll probably use a different cheese.

  • SuzanneM Posted: 02/05/14
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    This was truly delicious. There were a lot of steps, but nothing was too difficult.My only concern was getting the chicken cooked through without losing all the stuffing (I had only 3 breasts, so I let the extra stuffing melt over the top once the breasts were cooked). I had to microwave one of the thicker pieces, so I think covering them after they have browned would be a good idea. We loved the flavors and the nutrition stats- that was a lot of food for 300 calories! (Love the older CL recipes for that.) We served it with parslied baby potatoes and a spinach/kale/chard mix sauteed in a bit of lemon oil. Definitely company-worthy.

  • gavsgirl Posted: 04/09/13
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    Yep. The reviewers that came before me were right: this is DELICIOUS. It took much longer than 6 minutes on each side to cook through, but other than that, the recipe is perfect. I just finished eating this for dinner and I'm already looking forward to eating the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

  • mrsjroe Posted: 06/03/13
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    This is one of the best chicken recipes we've tried yet - especially if you are a goat cheese fan. We both loved it and it tasted and looked like something you would be served at an upscale restaurant. As many reviewers said - we had trouble getting the chicken breast to cook all the way through while keeping the filling in as some sides were thicker than others. We ended up microwaving for a minute and a half. We served it over couscous which was delicious, and had a salad with tomato, feta and balsamic vinaigrette on the side which was delicious.

  • GoBears Posted: 05/03/13
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    Yummy! Pretty! Followed all the directions exactly except I used 4 oz chicken breasts. No problems as on reviewer had with part of the chicken being under cooked as the thickness was pretty uniform. Time consuming, but I'll definitely make it again.

  • yummyinreetummy Posted: 09/13/13
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    I followed the recipe exactly. I agree with other reviews that the chicken can be over or under cooked easily. I think the chicken breast should be beaten out until same thickness then place.filling and jelly roll it up. Secure with kitchen string or toothpicks and then cook as directed. Could also roll into foil then bake. I will try it again. The sauce is good as well. Served mine with rice and broccoli.

  • NancyYD Posted: 08/19/14
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    Excellent recipe! Lower calorie without losing any flavor. I made this for a weeknight meal and paired it with gnocchi with pesto and it was a hit. I look forward to preparing again when entertaining. The goat cheese is nicely paired with the sundried tomatoes and even those ambivalent about goat cheese will probably like it. I did increase the amount of garlic I used when I made it.

  • Becky92385 Posted: 02/20/14
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    This dish was absolutely delicious! It is a little time consuming if you do it alone. Totally worth it! I did not use goat cheese, but I used feta because it is what I had at the time. Really good! I browned it on the stove top, and finished cooking it on 375 for about 20 mins in the oven. That way it was completely cooked through out, and it was so moist!! Really recommend this one.

  • tampabaygirl Posted: 07/10/13
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    My family loved this dish. I doubled the amount of goat cheese just because I love it and I was not worried about the extra calories. I will definitely make this part of my dinner rotation!

  • LiveaboardWife Posted: 10/11/13
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    Really good. I did not have sugar and the meal, I thought, was fine without that ingredient. Did sautee the chix breasts for 6 minutes (each side) but chicken was not cooked fully.I placed the chicken into the oven at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes. This was perfect, and will do this again this way in the future. Served with an argula salad. Very good.

  • TSommer Posted: 03/01/14
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    I used this recipe as an outline using what I had available. Used peppers in place of shallots, feta instead of goat cheese and the only basalmic vinegar I had was black mission fig. It was very very good. I will make this again.

  • griebus Posted: 02/23/14
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    This was one of those recipes that illustrate how peoples' tastes differ. My wife loves the taste of balsamic vinegar, and I like goat cheese, so I thought that we'd both like this. OOPS. After eating half a servine, we generously gave the remainder to Mr Insinkerator. The balsamic overpowers all flavors to successfully ruin the dish,

  • Cooksforherman Posted: 09/09/13
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    This was a delicious recipe. Very flavorful. There was a few comments on the cooking of the chicken. It was either under or over cooked. I've found the best way to cook the stuffed chicken is not timing it, but cook it on medium in a covered pan. Don't rush it. Let it cook slowly. You'll see it turn white on the bottom and move up. Turn it and do the same thing. It was juicy and cooked perfectly. It will definitely be added to my file, but with the time involved it will be a special occasion meal.

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