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


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


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

  • 500g cherry tomato



    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


  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

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

jujuhall's picture

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

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

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

karenbad's picture

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

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

debrajayne's picture

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

peskypeeza's picture

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

peskypeeza's picture

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

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

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

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

azamaxou's picture

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

Very easy and tasty.

bethocallaghan's picture

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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