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Herbed Goat Cheese Chicken {Cooking Demo Video!}

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On February 21, 2014 @ 4:00 pm In chicken,Dairy Free,Gluten Free,rice | No Comments

Y’all. This is divine.

Seriously…we all polished our plates. And I had to hide the extra piece I made so we could have it for lunch. Except Steve found it and took it for his lunch…knowing full well I wanted some for leftovers too. I teased him about it…and decided that this might become a weekly ‘chicken and rice’ meal for us. This one is definite a ‘budget gourmet’ chicken and rice dish.

Took me about 9 minutes to get this into the oven. (Watch the cooking demo here [3].) Even with a baby sitting on my lap part of the time.

Kids loved this one. Husband loved this one. I loved this one.

Keeper.

And in the video I kept calling it Herbed Goat Chicken…which would really make for an awkward dinner. Sorry about that. I blame all the little people running around my kitchen. Just keepin’ it real y’all.

Also, note…I’m labeling this as dairy free as it has no cow’s milk. We have a few family members who cannot tolerate cow’s milk but do fine with goat cheese. FTW!

Herbed Goat Cheese Chicken

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts (I usually would do 2 or 3, depending on the size but wanted extra for lunch!)
  • Vinaigrette dressing, drizzles
  • Garlic powder, salt and pepper, sprinkled
  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups rice
  • 16 oz. frozen broccoli

Directions

  • Take goat cheese out of the fridge to bring it to room temp so it will soften.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Drizzle some vinaigrette dressing in the bottom of a glass baking dish. Place the chicken breasts on top. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the softened goat cheese with the basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Dollop and gently spread on top of the chicken breasts.
  • Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for about an hour, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Prepare the rice as directed. I cooked ours in the rice cooker.
  • Prepare the frozen broccoli as directed.
  • Serve Herbed Goat Cheese Chicken with side of rice and broccoli or other veggie.

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