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Chicken, goat's cheese & cherry tomato bake

Chicken, goat's cheese & cherry tomato bake

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(23 ratings)

Ready in about 40 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This is a really easy meal to cook for friends - you can make ahead and keep in the fridge for 24 hours

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal330
  • fat16g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein40g
  • salt1.24g
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Ingredients

  • 4 part-boned chicken breast
  • 150g firm goat's cheese
  • bunch thyme

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 500g cherry tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • splash white wine

Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Loosen the skin from the chicken breasts and stuff each with a slice of the goat’s cheese and a sprig of thyme. Put in a shallow ovenproof dish.

  2. Halve the cherry tomatoes and scatter around the chicken with a few more sprigs of thyme, a drizzle of olive oil and splash of white wine. Season with pepper, and salt if you wish.

  3. Bake for 25-30 mins until the chicken is tender and golden. Serve with Saffron wild rice (recipe right).

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Comments (37)

lindandick's picture
5

Delicious and easy ! Wrapped chicken in pancetta after stuffing with goats cheese, yummy, everyone loved it.

jujuhall's picture
5

Great tasty dish. cooked for dinner party last night, went down really well. A light and fresh dish , very simple ingredients, keep to that dont add anything. I did wrap chicken in proscuitto ham though.
I served with fresh pasta, drizzled the juice over , stunning!

trees0604's picture
4

Found a tomato and chirozo sauce in Waitrose which I used as the base plus the cherry tomatoes. Was much appreciated by my visitors!!

faymartin1's picture
5

Excellent, very tasty served it with saffron wild rice this is an easy dish.

karenbad's picture
5

Love this recipe. So easy and tasty. I use skinless breasts and stuff with soft goats cheese (cottage cheese I buy from our local market).

griddlebits's picture
5

The cherry tomatoes really complimented the goats cheese, served with home grown new potatoes, yummy! will certainly be doing this again.

debrajayne's picture
5

Used skinless breasts and cut a pocket for the cheese and thyme. Deliciously easy.

peskypeeza's picture
5

Just to add - I've only ever done this with soft goats cheese!

peskypeeza's picture
5

Delicious and so simple! The tomatoes and white wine cook down to a lovely rich sauce which is fab to dunk crusty bread into. Good served with a green salad with mustard dressing and aforementioned crusty bread.

mariannew's picture
5

Wonderful - all the family loves it. If rushed you don't need the hoo-hah of putting cheese - herbs under the skin, just tuck them under the pieces all around. Tastes 99.9% as good!

dsmith7000's picture

Yummy with Applewood smoked cheese.

barbaraernster's picture

Excellent, very tasty served with couscous. Good with prosciutto wrapped around the chicken too.

crazy_canuck's picture
5

This is one of my family's favourite recipes! I use an herbed chevre instead of the firm goat cheese; and vermouth if I don't have white wine. It's so easy and soooo good!

lynnc2's picture
5

An easy mid-week meal that was full of flavour and looked superb.

azamaxou's picture
5

a very popular dish, made it many times now and all my friends have asked for the receipe. I am now wrapping the chicken and goat's cheese in pancetta: works like atreat!

cezalig's picture
5

Very easy and tasty.

bethocallaghan's picture
5

Really yummy. Even if you don't use chicken with skin and just make a slit in the side of the chicken and stuff it with the goats cheese and herbs.

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