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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4 Responses to “Cornish Hens with Garlic and Rosemary”

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    Carrie — April 23, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    My husband has been asking me to make something with cornish hens and I just wasn’t sure what, thanks for solving the problem for me 🙂

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    yumventures — April 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    These look amazing! My Mom has made cornish hens for dinner parties and they are always raved about! I love your recipe with the extra broth poured over the top, and I totally agree, 20 cloves of garlic you can never go wrong!

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    nutmegnanny — April 23, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Mmmm garlic 🙂 Your little cornish hens are adorable. My mom used to slather a little molasses on her hens before baking them. It made a really delicious glaze.

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    Cara — April 26, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I agree – so elegant and tasty. I’ve only made hens once or twice and always mean to pick them up again. This recipe sounds delicious!

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