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. 😀 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. 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
1. 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. Close the openings (secure with skewers) and season the breasts to taste with salt and pepper.3. 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.