Lemony Goat-Cheese Chicken

Serves 4
preparation
25
minutes
cooking
30
minutes

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.

 

Jane Kirby
January 2003

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 270
  • Calcium 61 mg
  • Carbohydrate 2 g
  • Cholesterol 91 mg
  • Fat 13 g
  • Fiber 0 g
  • Iron 2 mg
  • Protein 35 mg
  • Sat Fat 6 g
  • Sodium 766 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.