Santa Fe Glazed Chicken with Goat Cheese
- Almost everyone likes chicken. So, simple, flavorful recipes like this are perfect for entertaining—especially if you're cooking for new people. If you're worried that the Goat cheese might be too gamey for some, you can always use a milder cheese like Feta or Queso Fresco.
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 1 (10-oz) jar red chile jelly
- 1 cup goat cheese, crumbled
- Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Roll the chicken in the flour mixture and shake off excess. Set aside.
- In a heavy skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium heat. Lightly sauté the celery, onions, and parsley. Remove the veggies from pan with a slotted spoon and reserve.
- In the same pan, sauté the chicken until lightly browned in the remaining butter and oil. Sprinkle the reserved vegetables on top of each chicken breast. Add the stock, then cover and simmer for 6 minutes.
- Remove the skillet from the heat and spread each breast with jelly and sprinkle with cheese. Broil until the jelly melts. (The cheese won't melt, but will brown slightly.)