Sun-Dried Tomato-Basil Chicken w/Goat Cheese
I highly recommend using the "foil trick" when baking chicken, it makes such a big difference in the texture and moisture of the meat.
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- boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 1/4 c
- goat cheese, crumbled or soft
- 2 Tbsp
- fresh basil, well chopped, divided in half
- sun-dried tomatoes in oil, sliced thin
- 1 clove
- garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp
- olive oil
- 1 tsp
- grated lemon rind
- 4 Tbsp
- chicken broth
- 1/2 tsp
- salt and pepper, divided
1Preheat oven to 400 degrees and cut 4 sheets of aluminum foil large enough to fold over chicken with extra to crimp and seal.
2Combine cheese, 1 Tbsp basil, tomatoes, garlic, 1/4 tsp salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined. Cover and set in fridge while chicken is prepped.
3Rinse each chicken breasts and pat dry. Butterfly each chicken and pound out slightly with a meat mallet until they are about the same thickness.
4Fold a piece of foil in half to create a crease. Open and lay a piece of chicken into the crease open. Spoon 1/4 of the cheese mixture into the chicken and fold close.
5Drizzle about a 1/2 Tbsp olive oil over chicken and turn over. Pour about 1 Tbsp chicken broth over chicken.
Sprinkle with a pinch of remaining salt and pepper, 1/4 tsp lemon rind and 1/4 tsp remaining chopped basil.
6Fold closed, rolling any open edges shut.
Place packets in a baking dish close together and bake about 25-30 minutes.
Remove from oven and let stand about 5-7 minutes before unfolding packets. Serve immediately after unfolding chicken.