This elegant recipe—good enough for entertaining—comes together in a few minute and cooks in less than half an hour. Serve it with a side dish of freshly cooked green beans seasoned with olive oil, chopped fresh mint, and salt.–Marie Simmons
LC Love Me Tender Note
According to the authors, the chicken “fillet” is “the long slender piece attached to the bottom side of each breast half,” although if you don’t find them, don’t despair. Sometimes they’re removed from the chicken breasts and sold separately as “chicken tenders,” given how tender, moist, and quick-cooking they are. The tenders can be sold at a ridiculous markup compared to breasts, so save yours and set them aside, as the authors suggest, for a stir-fry or to make kid-friendly chicken strips.
Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Figs and Goat Cheese
- Quick Glance
- 30 M
- 1 H
- Serves 4
Special Equipment: Toothpicks or small metal skewers
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Recipe Testers Reviews
This is a lovely recipe that is, as promised, easy to put together. My own personal taste required less salt, what with the presence of both pancetta and goat cheese. Next time, I’d leave salt out of the stuffing, and perhaps just use a pinch to season the chicken rather than the half teaspoon. The white wine syrup is a delicious finishing touch, and I’d definitely make this again for guests.
I am always looking for a good, easy and seasonal dish to serve as a main course for entertaining. For the most part, this recipe works well. It is simple to follow and easy to prepare. While I am not a huge fan of goat cheese, I found this pairing of the cheese and figs to be very pleasant. The chicken was moist and tender, and we all enjoyed the wine sauce. When finished, the stuffing blends together well and is mellow in taste. I would certainly make this again, but I think I may add a dash of Greek herbs along with the thyme to the stuffing so it’s not so subtle in taste. The only complaint I have is that the stuffing may be a little too subtle in the seasoning. I wanted a little more in the “wow” department.