Lemon, Artichoke, & Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Recipe Type: Main Entree, Poultry
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ teaspoons olive oil
  • 1⅓ cups thinly sliced leeks (about 2 leeks- white and light green parts, only)
  • ¼ cup minced shallots (about 3)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces herbed goat cheese
  • 6 medium artichoke hearts (canned), rinsed and rough chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1½ teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Cooking spray
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add leeks, shallots, ¼ teaspoon salt, and pepper to pan; cook 12 minutes, stirring frequently. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook 5 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly. Combine leek-shallot mixture, ¼ teaspoon salt, cheese, artichokes, parsley, thyme, and zest in a small bowl, stirring with a fork.
  2. Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each chicken breast half to form a pocket; stuff 2 tablespoons cheese mixture into each pocket. Sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.
  3. Return pan to medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; sauté 6-7 minutes; turn chicken over. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 10 minutes or until chicken is done.
  4. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 10 minutes. Add wine to pan; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook until reduced by half (about 2 minutes). Add lemon juice and broth, cook until reduced to ¼ cup (about 9 minutes). Serve with chicken.
Nutrition Information
Serve Size: 1 chicken breast and 2 teaspoons sauce Calories: 234 Fat: 7.8 g Carbs: 7.2 g Fiber: 1.2 g Protein: 33 g
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/lemon-artichoke-and-goat-cheese-stuffed-chicken/