Wednesday, March 30

Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Goat Cheese

Baked chicken can be pretty bland, but add a cheesy stuffing and crispy skin and it's suddenly transformed into something delicious. I recently remembered this recipe and was inspired to create a similar version of chicken stuffed with goat cheese. I think roasting meat on the bone makes it so much more flavorful and juicy, but you can always use boneless chicken if it's all you have on hand. Since the meal only calls for a few ingredients, make sure you season the chicken thoroughly and use a flavorful cheese. I served it with some kale I recently picked up at the farmer's market.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken:
  • Cut 3-4 oz. of garlic and herb goat cheese into small pieces.
  • Use your fingers to gently loosen the skin from the meat on two skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts.
  • Stuff the cheese under the skin of both breasts. Season the chicken with 1 tbsp. olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken on a sheet pan and cook at 375°F for 40-45 minutes, or until skin is crispy and meat is cooked through.
  • Tent chicken with foil and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Serves two