Goat's cheese & thyme stuffed chicken

Goat's cheese & thyme stuffed chicken

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(110 ratings)

Prep: 40 mins Cook: 45 mins


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


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

  • 4 rashers streaky bacon, thinly sliced
  • 2 courgettes, thinly sliced



    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


  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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22nd Jul, 2012
Love this chicken. I usually add some black olives to the goats cheese/thyme stuffing as well, and serve with oven roasted rosemary potatoes. Quick and easy, yet works great as a dish to serve when you have people over for dinner.
12th Jul, 2012
Loved this and it worked perfectly
21st May, 2012
So tasty - we used parma ham and lemon thyme. Will make over and over again :)
12th May, 2012
An easy dish, which was very tasty. I used lemon thyme, and added red onion which made the dish extra tasty. Would definately recommend.
12th May, 2012
Used parma ham and it was wonderful. Thought it was very satisfying and didn't really need anything on the side.
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3rd May, 2012
Wonderful! Delicious and dead easy - what more can you ask?
25th Mar, 2012
This was absolutely gorgeous. I'm a big goats cheese fan and stuffed in as much as possible. Easy to make and magnificent on the taste buds!
21st Mar, 2012
I wasn't keen on this I think it was the goats cheese though never had it before I think if you like goats cheese it will be for you
28th Feb, 2012
This is a very easy and tasty recipe. I added some ingredients that I really like, such as onions, garlic and olive. The great of this recipe is the idea, you can put various things that you like.
14th Feb, 2012
Absolutely stunning. Once I tried this recipe I have made it over and over again! Try it it's goregous!!


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