Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

I have said this before, and I will say it again, boneless skinless chicken breast is my NEMESIS. Besides marinating and grilling, I tend to stay away from this item, because it usually becomes overcooked and flavorless. I had goat cheese remaining from my previous dish, and figured goat cheese packs a punch, and may help moisten the chicken. I truly enjoy this dish and there are limitless combinations of ingredients that may be added to make this dish the life of the party.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

Serves 2

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 wedge goat cheese
1 tablespoon shallots
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 teaspoon salt (divided)
1 teaspoon black pepper (divided)
1 tablespoon olive oil

Create a length wise cut in to chicken breast. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Combine goat cheese, shallots, thyme, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in sauté pan. Place goat cheese mixture into the chicken. Place chicken in hot pan and cook over medium heat for at least 5 minutes on each side until fully cooked. For larger pieces, finish cooking in 350 degrees oven.

1 comment:

BMK said...

I love goat cheese stuffed chicken. You are right there are so many possibilities. I like to add pesto with mine.

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