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

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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13 Responses to “Chicken Gyros”

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    yumventures — July 9, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I love making a bunch of different recipes and having them come together in one awesome meal! This looks so delicious, especially with the heat we’ve been having!

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    Manne — July 9, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Next time I come over, I insist we either have these delicious looking Gyros or go to the Turkish restaurant you talked about.

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    We Are Not Martha — July 9, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Wow, I love that addiction to the stove! Your chicken gyros look super flavorful and like the perfect hot day lunch!


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    Lauren — July 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I love that every aspect of this meal is homemade… yum! What is the name of the Turkish restaurant? I need to check it out :).

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — July 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I just made something similar and they were great! LOVE the sauce! Thanks!

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    biz319 — July 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Can’t wait for you to post the recipe – I am putting it on my menu for next week. 😀

    I used to make tzatziki sauce too -until my grocery store started selling it for .99 cents for a 16 ounce container – so cheap!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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    Sweet & Savory Summer — July 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I love me a traditional, good, lamb gyro- but these look delicious! I might have to break out of my comfort zone 🙂

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    Sweet & Savory Summer — July 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I love me a traditional, good, lamb gyro- but these look delicious! I might have to break out of my comfort zone 🙂

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    Julie — July 9, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    We definitely have to try these…yum!

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    brettb734 — July 11, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Those look delicious, I will have to try those!

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    Sheena — July 13, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Can the pita bread dough be made in advance and kept in the fridge overnight? I want to make these tomorrow for dinner but will not have time for the 90 minute and then 20 minute rise times. Any advice would be great. Thanks!

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    Cara — July 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    welcome to the bandwagon! love Elly’s recipe!

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    Jen — July 13, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Manne – sounds like a plan

    Lauren – It’s called Brookline Family Restaurant and it’s on Washington St in Brookline Village. Definitely check it out if you’re in the area.

    Sheena – I’m not sure about freezing the pita bread dough. I’m sure it would be fine as other bread doughs can be frozen and used later. Let me know how it goes if you try it!

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