Lemon, Artichoke & Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

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Total Time: 55 minutes, Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/3 cups thinly sliced leeks (about 2 leeks-white and light green parts only)
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots (about 3)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces herbed goat cheese
  • 6 medium artichoke hearts (canned), rinsed and rough chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1½ teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Cooking spray
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions:

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add leeks, shallots, ¼ teaspoon salt, and pepper to pan; cook 12 minutes, stirring frequently. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook 5 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly. Combine leek-shallot mixture, ¼ teaspoon salt, cheese, artichokes, parsley, thyme, and zest in a small bowl, stirring with a fork.
  • Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each chicken breast half to form a pocket; stuff 2 tablespoons cheese mixture into each pocket. Sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.
  • Return pan to medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; sauté 6-7 minutes; turn chicken over. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 10 minutes or until chicken is done.
  • Remove chicken from pan; let stand 10 minutes. Add wine to pan; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook until reduced by half (about 2 minutes). Add lemon juice and broth, cook until reduced to ¼ cup (about 9 minutes). Serve with chicken and enjoy!

Recipe and photo from: Honest Cooking

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