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Crispy Chicken with Goat Cheese & Sun Dried Tomatoes

A delicious baked chicken breast stuffed with a tasty goat cheese and sun dried tomato filling, topped with a crunchy panko breading. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and goat cheese, crispy chicken, stuffed chicken breast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Susie

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts fresh, not frozen
  • olive oil

Goat Cheese Filling

  • 5 ounce goat cheese log if possible pull it out of the fridge 20 minutes early to soften
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, packed in oil drained and chopped
  • 1 plump garlic clove minced
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • black pepper

Crunchy Topping

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • pinch of salt, pepper, & red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Pound the chicken breasts to about 1/4 inch thickness with a meat mallet or rolling pin. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl mix together all the ingredients for the goat cheese filling. Stir until it is well combined and there are no clumps of goat cheese remaining. 
  • On a foil lined sheet pan lay the pounded chicken breasts out flat. Spread a few spoonfuls of the goat cheese mixture evenly over the flattened chicken breasts.  Lightly roll the chicken over the filling, like a burrito, try to keep all the filling inside the chicken roll. Lay the chicken rolls seam side down on the pan. *** This will be messy, but don't worry it will turn out beautifully!
  • Season the outside of the chicken with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix together the ingredients for the Crunchy Topping. 
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and top it generously with the panko bread crumb mixture. You want this to be a pile of crunchy topping on each chicken breast.
  • Carefully place the chicken back in the oven for an additional 10-12 minutes until the topping is golden brown and crispy and the chicken is cooked thru.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

** When you serve this dish make sure to scrape up all the bread crumbs and filling that spills out during the cooking. Those ooey-gooey-cheesy-crispy-bread bits are the best!!!