Author: Simple Foodie

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Basil


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Servings: 4

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Chicken Breast Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Basil Recipe. It's amazing what you can do with a chicken breast in less than 30 minutes. The combination of goat cheese and basil produces an elegant and delicious flavor that is topped by a rich decadent wine sauce.


chicken breast - boneless & skinless - frozen 4 thawed
goat cheese 1/4 lb spreadable
basil (fresh) 1/4 cup chopped
salt 1/4 tsp
black pepper 1/4 tsp
olive oil 2 Tbsps
butter 3 Tbsps
chicken broth 1/3 cup
white wine 1/2 cup


  1. Take a chicken breast and cut a 3 inch pocket on the side of the breast. In the thickest portion of the breast.
  2. Using a butter knife spread the goat cheese in the pocket. Stuff with the basil.
  3. Take a toothpick and secure the pocket opening.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Heat the olive oil and 1/3 of the butter.
  6. Fry each side for 2 to 3 minutes over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and add the chicken broth. Cook covered for an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until the chicken breast reaches an internal temperature of 160°F to 165°F.
  7. Remove the chicken. Add the remaining butter and wine to the pan. Increase the heat to high. Stir and scrape the bottom of the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  8. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve.


Please account for additional cooking time for larger chicken breasts.