Nov 13, 2015

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Cranberry SalsaRecipe by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

8 Reviews

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 0.33 oz fresh cilantro
  • 0.125 oz fresh thyme
  • 1 oranges
  • 1 red onions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves (with or without skin), each about 6 oz

Oil and Spices

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 0.25 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

Condiments

  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cans whole cranberry sauce (each 14 oz)

Dairy

  • 2 oz crumbled goat cheese

Ingredients

Salsa

  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole cranberry sauce
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup minced red onion
  • 1½ teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

  • Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves (with or without skin), each about 6 ounces
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme leaves

Instructions

  1. Combine the salsa ingredients, including ½ teaspoon of the salt, and mix well. Reserve ¼ cup of the salsa to use as a stuffing for the chicken breasts. (The salsa is best if made a few hours before serving. Keep it covered and refrigerated.)

  2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F). 

  3. Place the chicken on a work surface, skin (or smooth) side down, and then cut a large pocket in the thickest part of each breast. Push about 1 tablespoon of the cheese inside the pocket, and then spread about 1 tablespoon of the reserved cranberry mixture on top of the cheese. Press the pocket closed. Brush both sides of the chicken with oil and season evenly with the remaining ½ teaspoon salt, the pepper, and thyme. 

  4. Grill the chicken, skin (or smooth) side down first, over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until the meat is firm to the touch and opaque all the way to the center, 8 to 12 minutes, carefully turning once. Remove from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes. Serve warm with the remaining cranberry salsa. 

8 Reviews

Average Rating

Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Richard P

Only the best as usual

I don't even have to make (which I will tonight) to know that it will be delicious!

Type of Griller

Advanced

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Garry G

Nice Change of Pace!

Easy to prepare with common ingredients. Great flavor profile! Will cook for our friends soon!

Type of Griller

Advanced

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Jim H

Great For Entertaining or weeknight meals

This is very easy and quick. The cranberry salsa adds a sophisticated element to the recipe.
This dish will impress guests!

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Mark R

Goat Cheese Stuffed chicken breasts

This is an unbelievably easy to make recipe that absolutely rocks....you will be amazed at the combination of grilled chicken, goat cheese, and salsa...nothing short of fantastic...I've made this recipe twice and everyone went crazy over it...simple, yet incredibly tasty...I recommend using string beans as a veggie and pasta or complex rice as an addition....you will love it! Doc

Type of Griller

Advanced

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Alexander K

Simple to make but didn't not my favor recipes

I liked the reviewed and pictures but have to admit it didn't hold what it promised. Personally I felt like there was just some excitement missing. I thought I ended up with a chicken breast and that is it. Maybe just too sweet for me and not enough "bang" for my taste buts.

Type of Griller

Advanced

Would you recommend this recipe? NO

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Michele H

Twist on Holiday Flavors

This was my very first recipe on my new Weber Spirit S-210 grill. I was looking for something new to try and so happen to have all the ingredients readily available in my pantry. My husband and I like all of the flavors this recipe offers. I tweaked the recipe by using my homemade cranberry sauce, recipe below, instead of the canned cranberry sauce. I will defiantly make this again, perhaps with turkey.

Cranberry Sauce (Make 2¼ cups, freezes well, up to 1 year)
Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar (or sugar substitute) Note: Sauce made without sugar or with sugar substitutes do not gel add Knox gelatin according to pkg. directions to gel sauce.
1-12 oz package fresh or frozen whole cranberries
Instructions:
Bring water and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add cranberries and return to a boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour sauce into a bowl, cover and cool completely at room temperature. Refrigerate until serving time.

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Bob B

My first time using my Weber Performer Deluxe

This was my first time cooking on my grill. It turned out awesome, it was just my wife and me so we had two meals. The cranberry sauce was excellent and, of course, we had green beans (like the picture) but we did add a green salad. I am going to love my new grill and I am thankful for all the recipes on the Weber site.

Type of Griller

Beginner

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

M M

Familiar flavors

I liked it. It has a lot of flavors that remind you of thanksgiving and you can't go wrong with that. I would consider it a nice dish but one that i probably won't do again. Looks great though

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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