Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese

Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese

Ugh, chicken again!  That’s usually the response I get from my husband when I tell him what’s for dinner.  So I came up with this, Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese, to change up the boring chicken breast.

My husband LOVES goat cheese and I was able to sneak in added greens.  Completing the meal with a easy tomato and cucumber salad, the vitamin C in the tomato aids in the absorption of the calcium in the spinach so your body can use more of the vitamins you’re eating, makes this a easy weeknight meal and answers the Ugh, chicken again response!

Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese and salad

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4 3-4 ounce frozen chicken breasts

salt & pepper to taste

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1 cup (8ounces) goat cheese

1 cup frozen spinach

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup fresh basil, shredded

2 cucumbers, diced

2 tomatos, diced

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 350degrees.  Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.  Cook in oven for 20 – 30 minutes.

*Healthy Eats Tip: this is also a great time to cook additional chicken breasts for use during the week in salads, wraps or sandwiches.  

 

Thaw spinach in a colander under hot water.  Using a paper towel, press out as much water as possible.  Combine goat cheese, spinach, basil, garlic, 2 tablespoon olive oil and salt & pepper to taste.

*Another Healthy Eats Tip: Use extra herbed goat cheese as a snack with cut up veggies for the week.  

 

Place 2 teaspoon herbed goat cheese on each of the 4 chicken breasts and place under broiler for 2 minutes.

Combine cucumbers and tomatoes.  Season with salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar and 2 tablespoon olive oil.

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