Soft and Satisfying: Goat Cheese (Stuffed Chicken) & Downtempo

We LOVE goat cheese. It’s creamy, slightly tangy, and delicious. If I’m (Amanda) having a difficult time deciding between two menu items at a restaurant and one has goat cheese, that is the one I will most likely order.Goat Cheese and Downtempo - Ready to Enjoy!

Luckily, we aren’t the only ones who have these feelings and inclinations towards goat cheese and can satisfy our cravings quite often. Restaurants and other fooding locales seem to be embracing its popularity by offering multiple dishes that include this beloved soft and satisfying cheese. It’s versatility and meal-enhancing nature makes it pretty easy and tempting to add to a lot of different recipes.

Similarly…downtempo tracks are usually relatively “soft”, very satisfying, and can be easily incorporated into a multitude of environments. Whether you’re studying/working, hanging with your buds after a long day/night, practicing yoga, enjoying a meal etc., downtempo could be the perfect musical vibe. If you’re already a goat cheese and downtempo fan, we can pretty much guarantee a high level of satisfaction when you bite into this dish whilst chilling out to the playlist below.

The Grooves:

This handpicked playlist features a sampling of some of our favorite through-n-though downtempo artists, as well as some other electronic producers that sometimes dabble in downtempo. We also included some tracks from related genres (ambient, psytrance, etc.) too. What are some of your favorite downtempo or chill-out electronic tracks?


The Grub:

Goat Cheese & Downtempo - IngredientsIngredients:

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 half red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2/3 cup fresh spinach (chopped)
  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour

Directions:

  1. Lightly grease glass baking dish and preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Mix bell pepper, spinach, goat cheese, and garlic in small bowl.
  3. Cut away any large pieces of fat from chicken breasts and then create a pocket in each breast by carefully cutting into the side. You want to be able to fit as much filling as possible, but be sure to not cut through to other side.
  4. Fill pockets with the cheese and veggie mixture, closing up ends using cooking string or toothpicks.
  5. Whisk eggs in small bowl to make wash and spread out flour on a plate next to egg wash bowl
  6. Dip chicken breast in egg wash, then roll in flour, and place into baking dish. Continue with remaining breasts. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Be sure to remove the toothpicks/string before enjoying!

Goat Cheese & Downtempo - Filling     Goat Cheese & Downtempo - Stuffing the Pouch

 

 

 

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