Chicken with Goat Cheese and Basil
I'm on a roll this week ~ four posts in three days ~ and it's showing in the waistline! By Fridays I'm ready to go out to dinner - but the hubby has been power-washing the deck little by little each night after work, and his goal is to be done by the end of this weekend. Hence I'm cooking and posting this Friday.
I know I've said this before, but I just love Ina! She is so fun to watch and her recipes are always so simple. I think that is becoming a theme for me as of late ~ simple. I remember the days I would spend four to five hours in the kitchen on a weeknight preparing and cooking a meal!
Chicken and fish are always a good choice when you want to get a meal on the table in a short amount of time and this chicken dish certainly qualifies; not that I was looking for something quick tonight, but when I read that you place goat cheese (my all-time favorite) and basil under the skin before baking, I could not resist. And for good reason... this was delish!
You will want to use the herbed goat cheese for sure, for it adds a lot of flavor. My chicken turned out really moist as you can see in the picture. Though I may have to attribute that to the chicken itself that I purchased at Diablo Foods. They do have the BEST chicken. We used to throw pool parties at our old home and Andy would barbeque chicken that everyone would rave about. He would humbly say it was not his barbequing skills, but the chicken (from Diablo Foods) itself, for it always turned out moist no matter how he cooked it. And I must say that I have never baked chicken breasts that came out this moist before.
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