1/3 C sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil, finely chopped 2 tsp olive oil, divided 1/2 C chopped shallots, divided 1 tsp Splenda 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 1/2 T balsamic vinegar, divided 1/2 C (2 oz) crumbled goat cheese - to cut down on the fat, find the lowest-fat variety 2 T chopped fresh basil 3/4 tsp salt, divided 4 (6-oz) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper 3/4 C fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 1/4 tsp dried thyme
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1/3 C shallots, Splenda, and garlic; cook 4 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Spoon into a bowl; stir in 1 1/2 tsp vinegar.
Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each chicken breast half to form a pocket. Stuff about 2 T cheese mixture into each pocket. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/2 tsp salt and black pepper.
Heat 1 tsp oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; cover and keep warm. Add broth, remaining shallots, 2 T vinegar, and thyme; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until sauce is slightly thick, stirring constantly. Serve sauce over chicken.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 2 tablespoons sauce)
It was very good. I think next time I make it I will pound the chicken flat, spread the mixture, roll it up and bake for 30-45 min @ 350. I am not a big fan of cooking chicken in a pan with oil. Too messy!
My FAVORITE SparkPeople recipe. Absolutely delicious! I served it over a Strawberry Spinach Salad (SparkPeople recipe). Not only delicious, but makes for a beautiful presentation. Definately making this one again. Can't wait.
I made this recipe this weekend and it was so simple. I really liked it for the most part, but I think I'd rather have something other than goat cheese. It was my first time trying goat cheese. But overall this was a really good dish!!
This was a fantastic recipe. The flavors were great together and I found out I like goat cheese! Even a neighbor who stopped by at dinner time had a bite and was awe struck with the flavor. This is a real "keeper" Thank you for a great recipe!