Tuesday, February 8, 2011

{chicken with tomatoes and goat cheese}

Some of the best recipes I find  Hubby finds in men's magazines.  They tend to be really easy, and relatively healthy.
Think: "Me man. Me need protein. Me no cook."  You get it.

This is one of our favorite Men's Fitness finds...
(don't ask me what issue - I have had the recipe awhile. Circa 2009?)

Chicken with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese (no fancy names here, Rachel Ray!)


4 chicken breasts, trimmed
1 can diced tomatoes (for an extra kick use the garlic-roasted flavor)
crumbled goat cheese
basil (dried is fine...fresh is divine)
salt + pepper

First, preheat an oven-safe pan on medium heat, spray lightly with cooking spray, and sear the chicken breasts (seasoned with the salt and pepper) about 2 minutes on each side:

Remove the pan from the heat, then spoon heaping spoonfuls of the tomatoes onto each one.  Top with a LOT of goat cheese crumbles.  Oh. So. Good.  Plus, surprisingly low cal, all you cheese lovers out there!  Finish by sprinkling with the basil.

Move the pan to your oven, which has been preheated to 350 degrees.  Finish cooking the chicken all the way through, about 25-30 minutes.

Serve!  So easy!  

Only hard part is not eating all the goat cheese crumbles during prep time...


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  1. Yum!! Looks scrumptious. Sounds like chicken parm with a kick (and no carbo-loaded noodles). Will have to try this sometime!

    BTW... not to scare anyone, but I've heard pregnant women should avoid eating soft cheeses due to the risk of ingesting Listeria (bacteria) IF the cheese is unpasteurized. I'm sure the risk is quite small, especially since your cheese is likely pasteurized; plus you are baking the cheese. Just wanted to you to know :o)

    Source: http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/articles/070810/10pregnancy.ok.htm

  2. Hehe...thanks LInds! Not to worry, mine was pasteurized. Baby is safe. :) :)


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