Chicken with Goat’s Cheese and Basil

I had a “me” afternoon yesterday, one of those really nice afternoon just taking my time, having a look around the city shops. One of my favourite spots in the city is the Queen Victoria Building, or affectionately called QVB by the locals. A building over a century old, I love its Romanesque architecture and will never tire admiring the stained glass windows and walking up and down the grand staircase feeling like a debutante. πŸ˜€ The topmost level is my favourite place from where to people watch and that’s where this really nice Italian wine bar is located as well.Β No, I did not have a birra or vino as it was only 11:30 in the morning. But I had an early lunch, treated myself to a really divine orange spiced chocolate tart, which was so smooth and creamy that every teaspoonful just melts in your mouth. I had a salmon and goat’s cheese (toasted) panini before that. Loved the soft goat’s cheese that I got inspired to finally cook that chicken and goat’s cheese recipe I have kept for a few weeks now.Another one of those easy and simple dish to make, you only need three main ingredients to create this simple but delicious meal – chicken breast, goat’s cheese and fresh basil.Ingredients

  • breast fillets (one for each person, about 120g)
  • soft goat’s cheese, 25g per fillet
  • small bunch of fresh basil, reserve sprigs for garnish
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Method

1. Β  Using a sharp knife, slit along one long edge of each chicken breast, then carefully open out each breast to make a small pocket. Stuff each breast fillet with the goat’s cheese and tuck 3-4 basil leaves in each.2. Β  Close the openings (secure with skewers) and season the breasts to taste with salt and pepper.3. Β  Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the chicken breasts and cook gently for 15-20 minutes, turning several times, until golden and tender, and the juices run clear when a skewer is inserted into the thickest part of the meat. Serve warm, garnished with basil sprigs.Serve it with roasted or pan-fried potatoes and steamed vegetable of your choice. Enjoy!Recipe from 30 Minutes or Less Fresh Food cookbook.

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11 thoughts on “Chicken with Goat’s Cheese and Basil

  1. Hi Razel
    I wonder why I could never succeed making this chicken with goats cheese & basil
    How did you do it? I’ll try again for sure and this time I’ll refer to your recipe as my guide πŸ™‚
    Thanks also for the tempting food photos. Looks like they were made by professional. Have you ever heard about food photography site called http://www.foodporn.net ?
    Your pics should be on the Food Porn home page, that’s for sure!

    • Razel Rull-Navarro on said:

      Thank you very much. That’s a very big compliment πŸ™‚ I just followed the recipe instructions (where I got the recipe from). Yeah, have another go … buy the best soft cheese brand you can find. The one I used for this one is farm hand-made as they call it and not the ones that are commercially produced, if that makes sense πŸ™‚

    • Razel Rull-Navarro on said:

      Never heard of the site before but I clicked on the link you gave here. Wow…thanks again πŸ™‚

  2. One word: Marvelous.

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  4. looks so yummy!! thank you!

    I’ve nominated you for the beautiful blogger award πŸ™‚

    http://rayannsom.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/beautiful-blogger-award/

  5. Yum. Gorgeous flavor combo. My favorite part of visiting Sydney is the QVB Basement!

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