Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
Prep the chicken
Pound the chicken breasts to about ¼ inch thickness with a meat mallet or rolling pin. Set aside.Pro Tip: butterfly the chicken open and then pound it thin. You can watch me do this by clicking through to the Pin TV episode.
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Goat Cheese Filling
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.
5 ounce goat cheese log, ½ cup mayonnaise, ⅓ cup sun dried tomatoes, packed in oil, 1 plump garlic clove, 1 teaspoon dried basil, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, black pepper
Spread a few spoonfuls of the goat cheese mixture evenly over the flattened chicken breasts, covering about ¾ of the surface.
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 prepared rimmed baking sheet. *** 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 kosher salt and pepper.
kosher salt and black pepper, olive oil
Place the chicken in the oven for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix together the ingredients for the Crunchy Panko Topping. Stirring well so the mayo coats all the panko.
1 cup panko bread crumbs, 2 tablespoon mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon dried basil, pinch of salt, pepper, & red pepper flakes
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 10-15 minutes until the topping is golden brown and crispy and the chicken is cooked thru to 165° internal temp.** This time will vary depending how thick your chicken is! Make sure the chicken is cooked through before serving. Check with an instant read thermometer.
Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.
** 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!!!