Chicken with herbed goat's cheese

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time40 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyMedium
3 whole chicken breasts, bone in, skin on, split in half
350g Montrachet goat's cheese, with garlic and herbs
Fresh basil leaves
Good olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1) Preheat the oven to 190°C/gas mark 5.

2) Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet. Loosen the skin from the meat with your fingers, leaving one side attached.

3) Cut 12 thick slices of the Montrachet and place two slices plus a large basil leaf under the skin of each chicken breast. Rub each piece with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Bake the breasts for 35 to 40 minutes, until just cooked through. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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