You know those nights when you look into your fridge and make a meal out of whatever you happen to have available? Yeah, me too.
I was really scraping bottom recently with an empty fridge. However, I had bone-in split chicken breasts, which are on sale this week at Brookshire’s, and I had cheese. I always have cheese.
I quickly ran to Pinterest to see what I could make with goat cheese and chicken. Plus, I didn’t want to get all fancy and spend a long time in the kitchen. I had Christmas wrapping to do! I found this recipe and was somewhat skeptical at first. What would happen to the cheese once you removed the skin?
You could always leave the skin on, but what does happen is that the cheese makes a creamy, melty topping. Delicious!
Chicken Breasts with Goat Cheese
4 bone-in split chicken breasts (about 3 lbs)
4 oz herbed goat cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
Rub chicken with salt and pepper. Rub one ounce herbed goat cheese between skin and meat of each bone-in chicken breast.
Bake at 375° F for 35 to 40 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165° F. Remove skin before serving.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 523, Calories from Fat: 132, Fat: 15 g (7 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 302 mg, Sodium: 319 mg, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Sugar: 1 g, Protein: 91 g