Herb Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Spicy Orange Sauce

It’s 3 o’clock in the morning and my mind is wandering through my mental recipe files. Sleep….no, eat….just can’t stop seeing food combos. Counting chickens instead of sheep. What to make for our anniversary dinner this year? The weather’s great so grilling is perfect. An elegant chicken, not an everyday chicken is where I am going. Keep it light so we don’t feel stuffed on this romantic evening. Stuffed….that’s it! I’ll stuff a chicken breast and drizzle it with sauce.

All the chicken fantasizing in the middle of the night pays off big ‘cuz the husband says this is a real plate licker! Which he does, in a cute way, to show his full appreciation! He even thinks the sauce would be great on vanilla ice cream. hmm…would it? 

Herb Goat Cheese Stuffing

Mise en Place!

Parsley, Panko, Olive Oil

Chop the garlic and parsley. Place in a bowl and add the bread crumbs. Moisten the mixture with 3 tablespoons of olive oil.

Add Goat Cheese

 Add the herb goat cheese and mix to combine. Salt and pepper to taste. 

Create a pocket

Create a “pocket” in the chicken breasts by slicing them length-wise, but not all of the way through.  This is not butterflied chicken; you’re just creating a large pocket to hold your goodies.

Stuff Pocket

Stuff the pocket of each chicken breast with half of the stuffing per breast.  Press the sides of each chicken breast together to seal the pocket.

Spicy Orange Sauce

Meanwhile, while the chicken is chillin’, make your spicy orange sauce. Lick the spoon! Yum, another lick! Where’s the ice cream? 

Relaxed Chicken

Lightly oil the outside of the chicken breasts and sprinkle with Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Relaxing in the garden before grilling makes for tender, happy chicken!

Grilled Stuffed

Place the stuffed chicken breasts on the grill and grill direct for about 5 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked all the way through. Rotate a 1/4 turn on each side before turning to make these gorgeous grill marks!

Fan on plate and drizzle sauce

Slice the breast and fan out on the plate. Drizzle the spicy orange sauce over the breast. Serve with Pistachio Chive Brown Rice and extra sauce on the side.

Spicy Sauce drizzle

Time to savor the gooey goat cheese deliciousness. Oh yeah, that sauce is a winner! Plate licking good for sure! 

Herb Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast with Spicy Orange Sauce
Serves 2
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575 calories
42 g
86 g
30 g
35 g
8 g
223 g
468 g
26 g
0 g
20 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
223g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 575
Calories from Fat 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g
47%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 86mg
29%
Sodium 468mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 42g
14%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 26g
Protein 35g
Vitamin A
24%
Vitamin C
29%
Calcium
12%
Iron
18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  2. 1/3 cup parsley leaves, chopped
  3. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  4. 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
  5. 1/2 cup herb goat cheese, softened
  6. 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  7. Salt and pepper
Spicy Orange Sauce
  1. 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  2. 1/8 cup water, or less to thin mixture
  3. 1 tsp Sriracha, more or less depending on how spicy you like it
Instructions
  1. Stuffed chicken: Chop the garlic and parsley. Place in a bowl and add the bread crumbs. Moisten the mixture with 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Add the herb goat cheese and mix to combine. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Create a “pocket” in the chicken breasts by slicing them length-wise, but not all of the way through. This is not butterflied chicken; you’re just creating a large pocket to hold your goodies.
  4. Stuff the pocket of each chicken breast with half of the stuffing per breast. Press the sides of each chicken breast together to seal the pocket.
  5. Chill in refrigerator until ready to grill. Remove from refrigerator 20 minutes before grilling.
  6. Lightly oil the outside of the chicken breasts and sprinkle with Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  7. Light the grill on medium-high.
  8. Place the stuffed chicken breasts on the grill and grill direct for about 5 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked all the way through. Rotate a 1/4 turn on each side before turning to make gorgeous grill marks!
  9. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving.
  10. Slice the breast and fan out on the plate. Drizzle the spicy orange sauce over the breast. Serve extra sauce on the side.
  11. Spicy Orange Sauce: Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Makes about 6 servings.
Notes
  1. Serve with Pistachio Brown Rice. A few simple additions and you have a great side dish. Make brown rice according to package. Add chopped pistachios and chives. So simple, so good!
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calories
575
fat
30g
protein
35g
carbs
42g
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