Goat's cheese & thyme stuffed chicken

Goat's cheese & thyme stuffed chicken

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Prep: 40 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 2
The chicken, goat’s cheese and bacon combo is totally delicious, and the veg adds a welcome sweetness. Serve with a few steamed Jersey Royals

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen when uncooked
  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal476
  • fat27g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein52g
  • salt2.03g
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Ingredients

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 100g firm goat's cheese, such as Crottin de Chavignol
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves, plus 2-3 sprigs

    Thyme

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

  • 4 rashers streaky bacon, thinly sliced
  • 2 courgette, thinly sliced
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 250g vine tomato, thinly sliced

Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Split the chicken breasts almost in half from one long side and open them out like a book. Bat them out a little with a rolling pin to flatten them. Season on all sides. Put half the goat’s cheese on each piece of chicken and sprinkle with the thyme leaves. Fold the chicken over to enclose the cheese, then wrap each one in two slices of the bacon.

  2. Lightly oil a shallow gratin dish, then arrange overlapping rows of courgettes and tomatoes over the base. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme sprigs. Sit the chicken on top.

  3. Bake for 40-45 mins until the bacon is crisp and golden and the courgettes are tender. Serve straight from the dish with new potatoes or good bread.

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Comments (120)

wintericemaiden's picture

Looks delishious! cant wait to try.
I dont like goats cheese, has any one tried an alternitive such as mozzella or mild chedder?

zedzoom's picture
5

Wonderful, so easy but it looks a treat when it comes out of the oven, and absolutely delicious.

troleman's picture
5

I forgot to buy the goat's cheese so I used half & half Brie and Danish blue. Lovely. The chicken was not at all dry - as breast often is when baked - but nice and moist. And there were lots of lovely juices in the bottom of the dish. We had it with new potatoes & salad. And bread for mopping up.

karentown's picture
5

I used parma ham instead of bacon and it was LOVELY!!!

split58's picture
4

My boyfriend thought this was fantastic!!!

jncwatson's picture

Really delicious. I add in whatever vegetables happen to be in the cupboard. This makes a fabulous all in one meal. Use lemon thyme for added flavour

bethocallaghan's picture
5

Really yummy. So easy to make. I served it with rice.

josiejo's picture
5

This is so easy but looks like it should be complicated. I cooked it for a valentines special dinner and felt a bit guilty because it required very little effort on my part! However husband was most impressed.

coolcook's picture
5

i cooked this a few weeks ago it was easy to make & fab to eat. will make this again.

astroboy's picture
5

we'll be doing this one again... I agree that healthier bacon wouldn't affect the outcome. I found i had to wrestle a bit in cutting off the rinds of the streaky bacon.

cazandjay's picture

I had never tried goats cheese before, the whole family enjoyed it even my daughter grace who is very very fussy.

bojetta's picture

Tried this at the weekend - very easy and very tasty - the steam from the vegtable bed kept the chicken beautifully moist.

nicnaknoonah's picture
5

I cooked this for my hubby and my 15 month lil boy and we all loved it, it is so easy to cook especially with a little one running around!

chocolate-lover's picture
4

I cooked this a while ago for my mum and dad one weekend and they absolutely loved i thought it was so easy to cook and really looked fancy with so little effort i would definately recommend this to any of my friends.

clairebodenes's picture

I did this with the rosemary roast potatoes and it was brilliant.

brattanc's picture
5

I made this last night when we had friends round. Easy to prepare but the end results are very satisfying. The chicken was nice and moist and the melted goats cheese was delicious. I served it with new potatoes and green beans. It wasn't only the chicken that was stuffed as we were all very full by the end of the meal.

tjohnston's picture
4

nice and easy, I changed the recipe and just use olives & goats cheese to stuff in the chicken and substitute the streaky bacon for tescos healthy living bacon - no fat at all :)

nicolakilmartin's picture
5

Absolutely delicious! A quick, easy and enjoyable meal. Highly recommended.

moosepup79's picture
4

Simple and delicious. And my partner thought I had been slaving over a hot stove for hours, which is a bonus!

itsybitsy's picture
5

Really easy to make and delicious to eat.

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