Basil and Goat Cheese ChickenPosted: June 17, 2011
Tonight’s dinner could not be easier – or tastier! It makes a quick weeknight meal or the centerpiece for a weekend dinner party! It’s Basil and Goat Cheese Chicken. Use bone-in/skin-on chicken breasts, goat cheese, and a few basil leaves (or some of your homemade pesto (see previous post). Slice the goat cheese in 1/4-inch rounds and place a couple under the skin of each chicken breast. Place a basil leaf or two on top of the cheese, but under the skin. Place chicken breasts on a foil lined baking sheet, rub each with olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper – then roast at 375F for about 40 minutes until golden brown. (Internal temperature should be 160F.) The potatoes are red-roasted, and can be roasted at the same time, cup up and tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper. This recipe is all Ina. I saw her make it on one of her shows (as a lunch treat for herself) quite a long time ago, and it’s been a go-to favorite of mine ever since! You won’t be disappointed!