Chicken with Goat Cheese and Basil

Serves 4

4 boneless chicken breasts with skin*
6 oz. garlic-and-herb goat cheese, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
4 large basil leaves
Extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place the chicken breasts on a sheet pan. Loosen the skin from the meat with your fingers, leaving one side attached. Place a slice of goat cheese and a basil leaf under the skin of each chicken breast. Cover with the skin.

Rub with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake the chicken for 35 to 40 minutes, until the skin is lightly browned and the chicken is cooked through.

*Sometimes these aren't available. You can buy chicken on the bone instead and remove it yourself, although that would involve further touching raw meat.

From Barefoot Contessa at Home

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