Chicken with Goat Cheese and Basil

(from castro15’s recipe box)

Categories: Chicken


  • 6 chicken breasts, skin on
  • 8 to 10 oz. garlic-and-herb goat cheese
  • 6 large fresh basil leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt and black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375.

  2. Place the chicken breasts on a sheet pan. Loosen the skin from the meat with your fingers, leaving one side attached. Cut the goat cheese into 1/2" thick slices and place 1 or 2 slices plus a large basil leaf under the skin of each chicken breast. Pull the skin over as much of the meat as possible so the chicken won’t dry out. With your fingers, rub each piece with olive oil then sprinkle them very generously with salt and pepper. Bake the chicken for 35-40 minutes, until the skin is lightly browned and the chicken is cooked through. Serve hot or at room temp.

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