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Chicken with Goat Cheese and Basil Sauce

Servings: 4

Serving Size: 214g

Cook Time: 20 minutes

This is an easy and yet very modern dish and delicious if you love goat cheese. Wonderful mixture of flavors and easy.


  • 4 HARVESTLAND® Fresh Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 oz. goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp. fresh basil leaves — minced
  • 2 tsp. prepared pesto sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel, yellow part only
  • 4 tbsp. whole milk
  • 1-2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat grill or broiler.
  2. Combine goat cheese, basil, pesto and lemon peel in a small bowl. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time. Stir in lemon juice to thicken the sauce. Set aside.
  3. Brush chicken with oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill or broil chicken, 4-5 minutes per side or until meat thermometer inserted in center registers 170°F.
  4. To serve, spoon 2 tablespoons sauce over chicken breasts.

Serving Suggestion- Serve chicken over mixed baby greens and sliced tomatoes. Drizzle greens with purchased Balsamic or Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette dressing, if desired.