Basil and Goat Cheese Chicken

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!

Basil and Goat Cheese Chicken

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3 Comments on “Basil and Goat Cheese Chicken”

  1. Shawn Gary says:

    This sounds good. I think I am going to try it for dinner tomorrow. How many weight watcher points???

  2. Norma says:

    Joe, this really sounds good and easy. Even I can make this! I just need to buy chicken, basil and goat cheese. Thaks. Keep up the great tips and ideas.


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