Balsamic Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe -
Balsamic Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Balsamic Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir shallot until translucent, about 5 minutes. Pour balsamic vinegar into skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until balsamic vinegar mixture is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Stir often.
  3. Cut chicken breasts from one side through the middle horizontally to within one-half inch of the other side. Open the two sides and spread them out like an open book.
  4. Spread half the goat cheese onto one half of each chicken breast and drizzle 1/3 of the reduced balsamic vinegar mixture over the goat cheese. Close the chicken breasts over the goat cheese and secure with toothpicks. Arrange chicken into a baking dish. Drizzle with remaining 1/3 of the balsamic reduction.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink inside, the filling is hot, and the juices run clear, 30 to 35 minutes. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of a filled breast should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also add sautéed mushrooms if you like them.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 25, 2013

Wow...this was FANTASTIC! Te only thing I did differently was to add some sundried tomatoes on top of the goat cheese before I folded the breast closed. If you added mushrooms, I think it would be an easy copycat of Carrabbas stuffed chicken breast

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 13, 2014

30 minutes in the oven turned them to leather. Needed like 20 minutes tops. I also found the balsamic reduction to be a bit overpowering.

Apr 17, 2013

Great flavor and easy to make. But if you don't like balsamic vinegar, don't bother.

Aug 24, 2013

Two things about this recipe: you need to love balsamic and goat cheese because they dominate equally. I reduced the balsamic to a sweet syrupy consistency which was decadently rich. My chicken breast was HUMONGOUS, so I pounded it out a little, spread the goat cheese on it, drizzled some balsamic, and then rolled the chicken breast which made for a really nice presentation when sliced. I think the goat cheese filling was longing for some other ingredients, so I will try that the next time. Sauteed some mushrooms and topped the chicken breasts when serving. We liked this, but I think it needs a little tweaking (but not much) to reach 5 stars.

Apr 15, 2013

Delicious! Used probably 3-4oz of goat cheese and added sliced sundried tomatoes- this was a great recipe to spice up chicken! Very easy to make too. I served mine over steamed asparagus.

Mar 29, 2014

I used onions instead of shallots, added mushrooms to the stuffing mixture, and seasoned the chicken with garlic salt and Italian seasoning!!! Turned out great!

Apr 18, 2013

Awesome!!! My husband made last night. He added mushrooms. Five stars!

Sep 03, 2013

Impressive for company. VERY tasty. I think thighs work better than breasts because you don't have to slice them thinner. I sauted mushrooms & onions separately, then added to the balsamic later, but maybe you wouldn't have to do those separately. I added sundried tomatoes to the cheese. More time intensive prep than indicated


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  • Calories
  • 340 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 13.5 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 30.1 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 230 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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