Chicken, spinach, goat cheese and tomatoes make this an easy yet elegant dinner dish.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 to 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Recipe From: Tennessee Home & Farm

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon shallots, chopped
  • 10 ounces fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 4 ounces sun-dried tomatoes
  • 8 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons Italian breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Lemon Butter Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup shallots, finely chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups strong chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • salt and pepper, to taste
See Also:  Honey-Vanilla Brûlée

Instructions


  1. Pound chicken breasts between plastic wrap or Ziploc bag until uniform thickness, approximately ¼ inch.

  2. Heat olive oil, and sauté garlic and shallots 2 minutes. Add spinach and cook until just wilted, about 2 minutes. When cool, squeeze out excess liquid.

  3. In a bowl, combine spinach mixture, tomatoes, goat cheese, egg whites, and breadcrumbs, mixing well.

  4. Divide filling evenly among breasts. Roll chicken breasts, tucking in sides. Place chicken seam-side down in baking dish, making sure breasts do not touch.

  5. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. When cool, slice into rounds and place on plate.  Ladle hot Lemon Butter Sauce over.


Lemon Butter Sauce:



  1. Melt butter over medium-high heat. When foamy, add shallots and garlic.

  2. Cook and stir until soft, about 2 minutes.

  3. Add flour and stir constantly with a wooden spoon for about 2 minutes for a light blonde roux. Add the chicken stock, stir to mix well and bring to a boil.

  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens (about 3 minutes). Reduce heat to medium low and add wine, lemon juice, and cream. Mix well.

  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Tips & Notes

Watch a video of how to make goat cheese-stuffed chicken breasts.


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