Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

We had some friends from college in town and I wanted to make something to knock their socks off. I made my bruschetta for an appetizer and followed with this salad and the goat cheese stuffed chicken. Everyone loved it. We’ll definitely be making this again.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken (adjusted, original recipe from Pleasure Cooker) – serves 4
4 chicken breasts, trimmed
1 1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
6 oz herbed goat cheese
thyme
salt
pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Mix the spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and goat cheese.

Cut a pocket in the chicken and stuff with cheese mixture. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and thyme on one side of chicken. Lay chicken seasoned side down, in an oven-proof skillet with a tablespoon of olive oil heated on medium-high.

Cook 5 minutes on each side (when you flip, season other side) until browned. Finish chicken in oven, about 20 minutes or until cooked through.

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5 Responses to “Sausage, Kale, and Butternut Stuffing”

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    Shannon — November 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    i haven’t thought about thanksgiving really, except for ordering a turkey! i don’t normally like it, but this is a stuffing i could totally get behind 🙂

    • beantownbaker — November 11th, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

      I’m not a fan of stuffing either (technically this is dressing since it’s cooked outside the bird), but this stuff is a meal in itself. We could not stop eating it.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I love every ingredient you used in this stuffing 🙂 it looks amazing and perfect!!!

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    Nancy Blume-Watson — November 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    This stuffing was hands down the best I have ever eaten! I had every intention of watching my diet and portions during Thanksgiving but couldn’t resist a second helping of the stuffing!

    • beantownbaker — December 1st, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

      Glad you liked it so much 🙂 I completely agree. When Hubby and I first tasted it, we were hooked. I’ll never try another stuffing recipe.

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