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Bacon and Goat Cheese Chicken

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4 servings

Stuffed chicken recipes are a great way to step up your dinner game. While some people prefer strong flavors, like blue cheese, this recipe, which calls for milder goat cheese, is a favorite for everyone in the family. This recipe browns the chicken quickly in a pan to give it a nice, crispy coating, then finishing cooking in the oven. Wait until the chicken is in the oven to prep your sides, like a quick salad or steamed veggie. Stuffed chicken recipes look like a lot of work, but are deceptively easy. Break this one out when you have dinner guests over.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 3 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 slice bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 283
  • fat 12.8 g
  • satfat 4.8 g
  • sodium 503 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine green onions, goat cheese, and bacon. Cut a 1-inch-wide slit into the thick end of chicken breast halves, and carefully cut down to center of chicken to form a pocket. Divide cheese mixture evenly among pockets. Secure with wooden picks. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add canola oil. Add chicken to pan; sauté 4 minutes. Turn chicken over. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes; let stand 5 minutes.