Goat Cheese & Chive-stuffed Chicken



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Rating: 3.8/5 (11 votes cast)

This is the DEFINITION of a date night recipe. Boys, wait till the lady arrives to put the chicken into the skillet. Trust me, the chicken won’t be the ONLY thing getting stuffed!

Bad joke? It’s true. Ladies love a dude who cooks. Read on…

This recipe is deceptively easy, yet as impressive as it gets. “You stuffed a chicken breast?!” Watch, she’ll say it.

NOTE: Makes 4 servings: 485 Calories, 20g Fat, 25g Carb, 51g Protein



Ingredients:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
4 ounces goat cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons minced chives
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup all-purpose flour
Italian seasoning (basil & oregano)
1 large egg
2 teaspoons water
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste

What You’ll Need:
1 large skillet
2 large bowls
1 small bowl

Reference Photos:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mash together the goat cheese, chives, and garlic. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Separate into 4 parts.
  3. Lay the chicken breast flat on a cutting board. With a sharp knife, about 1/3 of the way down the thick side, cut a pocket into the center of the meat, about 3/4 of the way down. Careful not to cut thru to the other side! (see picture for reference). Repeat for each breast.
  4. Fill the pockets with the cheese mixture. Press the top lid closed, sealing in the mixture.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the flour and Italian seasoning.
  6. In another bowl, beat the egg with the water.
  7. One at a time, dip each chicken breast into the egg/water mix, and transfer to the flour. Flip the breast and cover it with the flour mix. Transfer back to the egg mix and repeat. Repeat for each breast. Set aside.
  8. In a large (big enough for all 4 breasts), oven-proof skillet, heat 1/4 cup olive oil.
  9. Place breasts into skillet, browning each side for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Place skillet into oven and let chicken cook through (7-10 minutes).
  11. Take out and serve!

Add some salt and pepper to taste and serve it up! I recommend getting a 5-minute box of couscous as a side. Babes will dig. Enjoy, dudes!

Goat Cheese & Chive-stuffed Chicken, 3.8 out of 5 based on 11 ratings

4 Responses to “Goat Cheese & Chive-stuffed Chicken”

  1. Amani Says...

    On January 7, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Found this site through Jamie’s facebook. Usually I use traditional cookbooks and/or cooking blogs (usually written by women), but often the preparation is a little more complex than I *want* to do after a full day of work and an hour in traffic. These aren’t just good for bachelors!

    And yes, I as a woman will confirm it – if my husband made stuffed chicken breast I would be shocked (pleasantly so, but definitely shocked).

    As a variation to this recipe – thaw a package of frozen spinach soufle and add that to the stuffing instead of the chives.


  2. Liz Says...

    On January 24, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Made this tonight – added mushrooms to the stuffing and didn’t do the breading but it was still soooooo delicious!


  3. Adam Says...

    On March 16, 2010 at 8:54 am

    This looks great! I can’t wait to make it.


  4. Brandon Bonfiglio Says...

    On March 16, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Awesome guys! You’ll have to let me know how you did! If you loved it – take a picture and post it to the facebook TBC fan page:

    http://www.facebook.com/thebachelorchefs


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