Monday, November 28, 2011

Honey and Goat Cheese Chicken


I was trying to figure out what to do with some chicken the other day when it dawned on me that I have some great recipes pinned that I have been neglecting.  Every week I swear I am going to make something from my Pinterest boards but instead I just keep adding to them.  Well, I did it, I finally made something.  This dish is a Honey and Goat Cheese Chicken!  As soon as I read the name I thought yup - this is the one!  I clicked on the link and guess what......it was a Paula Deen recipe!  I have to admit I was a bit disappointed only because I knew this would not fit in whatsoever with the healthy diet I have been trying to maintain lately.  I did however, know that it would be fabulous.  Since I already had my mind made up and my taste buds craving some goat cheese and honey (as well as all the ingredients in the house) I had to make it.  It was just as expected -well worth the indulgence.  Enjoy!!

By the way I decided to serve it with a healthy side of an Israeli couscous salad - this didn't go as planned either, since I knew the chicken would be a bit sweet I made my couscous with some veges and then felt the need to brown some bacon and crumble it in to counter the sweeter chicken. Go big or go home - right?

What you need:
4 chicken breasts, boneless
1 sleeve butter crackers, crushed
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
6 oz. goat cheese, cut into 4 equal portions
3 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoon butter, melted
Non-stick cooking spray

What you do:
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Make a slit in the side of each chicken breast, being very careful not to go through the other side. In a medium bowl, add crushed crackers, red pepper, salt and pepper. Spray the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Stuff each chicken breast with equal amounts of goat cheese and place in baking dish. Press cracker mixture on top of each breast, coating evenly. Spray the top of each breast with non-stick cooking spray. In a small bowl, stir together butter and honey. Bake chicken breast for 10 minutes. Finally, spoon honey butter over chicken and return to oven for 25 minutes.

14 comments:

  1. I'm not a big fan of goat cheese, but would definitely be interested in trying this chicken dish!

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  2. you had me at goat cheese! i would love to try this-thanks for the new recipe.

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  3. Visiting from Tasty Tuesday
    I was lured in by the goat cheese too. Go big or go home...I like that attitude!

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  4. I always need a new chicken recipe ... thank you. Thanks for stopping by my site too!

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  5. this looks soooo good. seriously, like so good that i need to make it this week. love all the ingredients, + i'd probably serve it with israeli couscous, too. great minds think alike!

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  6. This sounds so good. I love the taste of goat cheese. I must try this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Hi,

    I am hosting a Holiday Cookie Recipe swap and would love to get the word out to other bloggers to post and share there recipe. I do get good traffic on my site so it would mean traffic for others.

    http://happyhomemakercindy.com/2011/11/the-hhc-holiday-cookie-recipe-swap/

    I would love it if you could share the idea with you blogger friends.

    Cindy

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  8. This looks amazing! Going to try this!

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  9. This looks delicious! We were just trying to figure out what to do with some leftover goat cheese, and we happened to go to a honey shop this past weekend so we are stocked up! It was meant to be...thanks for sharing! Come over and visit me at www.palmettosandpigtails.com!
    -Shara

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  10. Looks good! I love ideas with goat cheese! I was recently brave and tried some and was pleasantly suprised! Shay :) http://raisingdieter.blogspot.com/

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  11. We just love Goat Cheese and this is a great combination with the honey for the chicken. It looks great! Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. I love goat cheese, honey, and chicken so I HAVE to make this ASAP!Thanks so much for linking up to my first link party and helping to make it such a big success!
    Kim @ Too Much Time

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  13. happy comment love day!

    the chicken sounds amazing. never thought to stuff and bread chicken! ive only ever done one or the other. and israeli couscous is my favorite side..but with bacon? probably favorite thing EVER. awesome!

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