Spicy Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Veggies

Every so often, I get random food cravings (besides my usual chocolate craving). Lately, I’ve been wanting to stuff my face with goat cheese. I was first introduced to goat cheese last year and oh my god, I’ve loved it ever since. So today I finally built up the courage to use it in stuffed chicken breasts. I chickened out (no pun intended) last second of cutting pockets into the chicken breasts. Instead, I just rolled them up in the goat cheese filling and fastened them shut with some toothpicks. I’m surprised they came out so nicely. But then again, maybe not. After all, goat cheese makes everything 1000 times better 🙂

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Spicy Chicken Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Veggies

(Makes 5 Stuffed Chicken Breasts) 

Ingredients:

5 chicken breasts

1 tbsp and 1 tsp olive oil, divided

1/2 onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 celery stalk, chopped

1/4 cup carrots, chopped

1/4 cup frozen corn

1 Tbsp pimentos

1 cup fresh spinach

4 oz goat cheese

1 and 1/2 tsp salt

1 and 1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp thyme

1/4 tsp cumin

1 tbsp breadcrumbs

Directions:

Place washed chicken breasts in a ziplock bag and flatten the best you can. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a pan and sauté onions for 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 30 more seconds. Add and mix in celery, carrots, corn, pimentos and cook for another 2 minutes. Add in spinach and cook until wilted. In a bowl, combine the goat cheese and spinach mixture until combined. Spread 3 Tbsp of the goat cheese mixture onto each chicken breast. Roll the chicken tightly and fasten close with toothpicks. MIx together salt, paprika, oregano, black pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, thyme, cumin, and breadcrumbs. Rub chicken breasts with 1 tsp oil and then with the seasoning and breadcrumb mixture all over. Top with any left over goat cheese mixture. Place chicken breasts toothpick-side down and bake for 35 minutes in a baking pan covered with aluminum foil.

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