Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

4 oz garlic & herb goat cheese, softened
3 tbsp basil, roughly chopped
3 chicken breasts, 6 oz each
salt & pepper to taste

Combine goat cheese and basil in a small bowl and set aside.

Clean and trim the chicken breasts. Butterfly each breast, careful not to cut the breast into two pieces or cause an opening on the seam. Stuff equal portions of the goat cheese mixture into each breast and fold.

Preheat the oven to 350*F. In a large pan set on medium-high heat, cook the chicken for 7 min on each side, sprinkling with salt and pepper. The chicken will still be slightly pink on the inside. On a cookie sheet, lightly wrap the chicken all together in foil and bake for 15-20 min.

Notes: Using tongs while cooking and transferring the chicken will help keep the filling from spilling. If a non-stick pan is unavailable, coat the bottom of your pan with a little butter so the chicken does not stick. Finally, if the chicken skin has browned too much or became tough while cooking on the stove top, place one large ice cube in the center of the foil wrap to moisten the chicken while baking.

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