I am linking up with Life as Mom today for the Ultimate Recipe Swap. The theme this week is - Your Ultimate Favorite Recipe! I have many recipes that I love but this one tops them all. It's a bit more work then most but it's oh so good. If you have a recipe to share head on over to Life as Mom for all the details.
This recipe is well worth the effort. I usually make it for a special occasion or something because it's kind of a fancy dish. And really it's not that difficult to make.
6 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 TBS. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
8 oz. goat cheese, (i buy the herb kind, it adds a nice flavor), soften to room temp.
Sun Dried Tomato Sauce
1 TBS butter
1 TBS finely chopped garlic
1 TBS finely chopped yellow onion
1/2 c. dry white wine
1/4 freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 TBS cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 1/2 c. finely sliced sun-dried tomatoes ,without oil( I find these already sliced in the fresh veggie area, they come in a bag)
1/4 c. fresh basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp white pepper, ( I didn't have this so I just used black)
Prepare the Sun Dried Tomato Sauce: Place butter, garlic, and onion in a large skillet over medium heat and saute until garlic and onion are tender and transparent. Add white wine and lemon juice. Increase heat to medium high and simmer to reduce by half. Reduce heat to low. Add cold butter one piece at a time. Add sun dried tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper and stir to blend ingredients. Set aside.
Prepare Chicken: Preheat grill, and brush chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill Chicken approx. 15-20 mins or until cooked through. Divide goat cheese evenly between chicken breasts, placing some on each breast for the last two minutes of cooking. Place cooked chicken on serving platter and spoon Sun Dried Tomato Sauce over chicken.*Note I generally make the sauce while the chicken is cooking.
This recipe will make your taste buds sooooo happy. I usually double the sauce recipe because my family loves it. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!!