Sun-Dried Tomato-Basil Chicken w/Goat Cheese

1
Alicia .

By
@Shezzyla

A while ago, a friend gave me a tip for baking chicken that helps keep it from drying out by wrapping it in foil. I tried it with my tomato-basil chicken recipe and while it didn't look quite "normal" it was so moist and delicious.

I highly recommend using the "foil trick" when baking chicken, it makes such a big difference in the texture and moisture of the meat.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

  • 4
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/4 c
    goat cheese, crumbled or soft
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh basil, well chopped, divided in half
  • 4
    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

How to Make Sun-Dried Tomato-Basil Chicken w/Goat Cheese

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and cut 4 sheets of aluminum foil large enough to fold over chicken with extra to crimp and seal.
  2. Combine 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.
  3. Rinse each chicken breasts and pat dry. Butterfly each chicken and pound out slightly with a meat mallet until they are about the same thickness.
  4. Fold 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.
  5. Drizzle 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.
  6. Fold 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.

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About Sun-Dried Tomato-Basil Chicken w/Goat Cheese

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian




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