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Grilled Goat Cheese and Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts

All I can say is WOW.  This is one dinner where I really didn’t argue with my son too much when he didn’t want to eating what we were eating for dinner (yeah, we are in THAT phase).  After telling him he could be excused from the table (with no dessert), I inhaled his leftover chicken breast.  Goat cheese and basil jammed into poultry and then cooked over an open flame is one of the best things that will come off of your grill.  This grilled goat cheese and basil stuffed chicken is a really easy and quick grilling recipe.  Even easier if you are like me and grow your own basil (and REALLY easy if you have a goat in the yard!).  How easy?  Let’s take a look…

Ingredients

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1/2 cup of crumbled goat cheese

2 green onions, sliced thin

2 – 3 tablespoons of fresh basil chopped fine

Kosher salt

Ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Create a “pocket” in the chicken breasts by slicing them length-wise, but not all of the way through.  We don’t want to butterfly the chicken, just create a large pocket to hold our gooey goat deliciousness.
  2. Mix the goat cheese, green onions and basil together in a bowl and divide into 3 equal portions.
  3. Stuff the pocket on each chicken breast with a portion of the stuffing.  Roll up your sleeves and use your hands to work the stuffing into the pockets and then press the ends together on the chicken to seal the pocket.
  4. Rub the outsides of the chicken breasts with Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  5. Light the grill on high.
  6. Place the stuffed chicken breasts on the grill and grill direct for about 5 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked all the way through.
  7. Serve and try to resist the urge to lick the excess stuffing off of your plate…

8 Responses

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Samashley

03-15-2011

This was my first attempt with a recipe from from your site. The end product was amazing. Thanks and keep up the great work!

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Guerry Norwood

04-22-2011

I am not a big chicken fan but I tried this recipe last night and it was outstanding. I did substitute a small Vidalia Onion for the green onions. Very easy recipe to prpepare and the taste is unbelievable. As long as I have fresh basil in my herb garden and a Vidalia Onion, this will be a weekly meal. I like your app on my Ipad very much!!!

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Steve

04-22-2011

Thanks Guerry! Glad you like the app. If you can spare a few minutes, please leave a favorable review on the iTunes app store for the ipad app!

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karen connell

09-14-2011

this is what I had in mind when searching for a recipe. so many sites add bacon and ruin a good thing. how important is it to do on the grill vs. baked in oven?

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Steve

09-14-2011

Hi Karen. You could probably bake them in the oven. Let usmknow how they turn out.

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Jim

03-21-2012

Just made these. My wife said this was the best chicken recipe she has ever had.

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Steve

03-21-2012

Awesome! Glad you both liked them. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment.
Steve

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Rachel

11-13-2012

I’ve made this a million times after finding the site and I’ve given heaps of people the link to your recipe. I agree with Jim, above, it’s one of the nicest chicken recipes in my book! Thanks so much!

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