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California Style Herb And Goat Cheese Filled Chicken Breasts

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Ingredients
  Whole chicken breasts 2 Pound, boned, and cartilage removed (2 Pieces, 1 Pound Each)
  Goat cheese 1⁄2 Pound (Use Domestic Or Imported Chevre, At Room Temperature)
  Finely chopped fresh oregano 1 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped thyme 1 Tablespoon (Fresh)
  Garlic clove 1 Large, finely minced
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground white pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Chardonnay/Other good dry white wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheating the oven at 375° F for getting ready for use
2. Loosen the skin from the chicken pieces just enough so that a pocket can be formed, however, the skin should be left partially attached.

MAKING
3. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, herbs, garlic, salt, and pepper.
4. Divide the filling between the chicken meat pockets and tuck under the skin.
5. Pull the skin over and around the filling; tuck all the edges of the meat pieces to form a neat little package.
6. Place the chicken pieces in an oiled glass-baking dish.

FINALIZING
7. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with salt, pepper to taste, and brush the tops with oil. Roast for 25 to 35 minutes, or until both the sides of the meat becomes golden brown.
8. Pour the excess fat from the pan. Place the pan over medium-high flame.
9. Add wine and deglaze in it; scrap up the browned bits as the sauce is reduced in its quantity.

SERVING
10. Before getting the food ready for serving, it is to be cooked until the sauce is slightly thickened. Strain the sauce if necessary and serve it on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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