Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Cherry & Goat Cheese Chicken

Sometimes chicken can get so boring, yet we eat it all the time.  Last night I whipped up this chicken that was different from the usual boring grilled version.  In fact, Chris said he'd order it again. 

Get the recipe after the jump!

PS: Thanks for doing the dishes, Chris ;)

Cherry & Goat Cheese Chicken Ingredients

  • 1 lb organic chicken breast
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + a little extra
  • salt & pepper

Make It!
  1. Pre-Heat oven to 375.
  2. Cut the chicken breast into thin halves, so that you have 4 1/4" pieces.
  3. Cover the chicken with plastic wrap & pound it with a rolling pin making pieces the a unified thickness.
  4. Season chicken with salt & pepper.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in an oven safe skillet. Add onions. Season with salt & pepper & cook until clear & semi-caramelized (looks brown on the edges).
  6. Chop dried cherries into small pieces & soak in hot water for five minutes. Drain cherries & add to mixing bowl.
  7. Add goat cheese & warm onions to cherries. Stir until combined.
  8. Spoon a 1/4 of the the cheese, cherry & onion mixture onto the end of each piece of chicken.
  9. Roll the chicken onto itself starting with the end with the filling piled on it.  Secure with tooth picks or kitchen twine.
  10. In the same skillet used to brown onions add a touch more olive oil to coat the bottom. 
  11. With tongs place the chicken wraps into the pan seam side down.
  12. Cook until it releases from the pan & rotate to brown on the other side.
  13. Cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  14. Remove skillet from heat.  Add 1/2 cup of wine to the bottom of the skillet.
  15. Transfer skillet to oven & cook for 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  16. Remove chicken from skillet.
  17. Put skillet back on stovetop. Add 1/2 cup of wine to the mixture that has fallen out. Cook over low heat until the wine reduces.
  18. Spoon sauce mixture over the chicken & serve. (note: don't forget to take the toothpicks out or untie the twine).

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