This recipe for Garlic & Herb Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Bacon is so delicious and easy, it always impresses dinner guests!
4 ounces goat cheese
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon thyme
4 or 6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast, (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup spinach, chopped up small
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix together goat cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, thyme, spinach, and bacon. Cut the chicken breast horizontally to form a pocket. Stuff each with some of the goat cheese mixture. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Heat grapeseed oil and minced garlic in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Transfer pan to oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked through (165°F). Let chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing.