Lemony Goat-Cheese Chicken

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  • Serves 4
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 270 calories
    • Fat 13 g
    • Sat Fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 91 mg
    • Sodium 766 mg
    • Protein 35 mg
    • Carbohydrate 2 g
    • Fiber 0 g
    • Iron 2 mg
    • Calcium 61 mg


  1. Check 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  2. Check 1tablespoon olive oil
  3. Check 2 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
  4. Check 1teaspoon kosher salt
  5. Check freshly ground black pepper
  6. Check 1cup low-sodium chicken broth
  7. Check 2teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  8. Check 1teaspoon grated lemon zest
  9. Check 4ounces soft goat cheese


  1. Using a rolling pin, pound the chicken between 2 sheets of wax paper until they are of uniform thickness. Heat the oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the oil shimmers and the garlic browns. (Don't burn the garlic.)
  2. Add the chicken breasts and cook until golden, 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Add the salt, pepper, chicken broth, thyme, and lemon zest. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 3 minutes longer or until the chicken is fork-tender.
  3. Remove the chicken to a platter and keep warm. Increase heat to high and boil the sauce until thickened or syrupy, 3 to 5 minutes. Whisk in the goat cheese and pour the sauce over the chicken.