We get tired. Work runs late. Kids have homework to do. It is so tempting to grab the phone and order something take out. And sometimes this is oh k, but the cost can get expensive, and the healthy options minimized. Which is why super quick recipes like this, that taste amazing, can change your weeknight family dinner. So next time you are running late, try this. The recipe can be tinkered with how many people you have in your family.
4 chicken breasts
6 ounces goat cheese (could even do an herb cheese)
1/2 jar roasted red peppers (or about 2 full roasted red peppers)
salt and pepper
To begin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. The juiciest chicken to me is the one you pan sear and then finish in the oven.
Begin by slicing the chicken breasts lengthwise to butterfly them open. Grab a cutting board and a mallet (or jar of some kind), and pound out the chicken breast slightly so it has thinned a little.
Once the chicken has been sliced open to give you more surface area, grab your goat cheese and smear inside the chicken.
Once the cheese has been added, place pieces of the roasted pepper on one side of the chicken.
Roll them up, and secure together with toothpicks. Salt and pepper the top of the breast. Continue with the other three chicken breasts.
Add some olive oil to a pan. Once the oil it hot, place the breasts top side down (the side with salt and pepper), and cook for a few minutes until a crust forms. Once the chicken has good color, flip it and place the pan in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes.
Once the time is done, remove the pan from the oven. Let the bird rest for a minute or two, then transfer to a board to cut. Cut lengthwise into slices, remove toothpicks, and serve.
You can serve with a side of asparagus, with potatoes, on a bed of mashed potatoes, whatever you can imagine. I ate mine with a salad that night, finishing the day off with homemade Black Bean Brownies, and a dog who thought he was going to get some treats.
Don’t worry… I gave him a bone later ;)