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Chicken & Goat Cheese Skillet

My husband was completely bowled over by this on-a-whim goat cheese and chicken skillet meal. I can't wait to make it again very soon! —Ericka Barber, Eureka, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons herbed fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • Hot cooked rice or pasta
  • Additional goat cheese, optional

Directions

  • Toss chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute chicken until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  • Add asparagus to skillet; cook and stir over medium-high heat 1 minute. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, milk and 2 tablespoons cheese; cook, covered, over medium heat until cheese begins to melt, 2-3 minutes. Stir in chicken. Serve with rice. If desired, top with additional cheese.

Chicken & Goat Cheese Skillet Tips

What does goat cheese go well with?

Goat cheese is a perfect blend of tangy and creamy, so it tends to go well with almost everything. Its tang balances nicely with the earthiness of mushrooms, like in this Portobello Onion Tart. Plus, its creaminess complements sharp and salty flavors, like lemon in this Artichoke Lemon Pasta and salty meats like in this Goat Cheese & Ham Omelet.

Can you freeze this chicken and goat cheese dish?

Yes, you can! Because freezing tends to turn goat cheese crumbly and rob it of a little of its flavor, frozen goat cheese is suggested only for cooked dishes, like this recipe. You can freeze leftovers in an airtight container. To use, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat on the stovetop. To find out how to freeze almost anything, see our ultimate guide to freezing food.

How long does goat cheese last in the?fridge?

An unopened package of goat cheese can last a couple of months in the refrigerator. Once you open the package though, the clock starts ticking. An opened package of goat cheese, if stored correctly, will last up to two weeks. To keep it as fresh as possible, wrap it twice—once in the original packaging, waxed paper or parchment paper and a second time in heavy-duty foil. If the cheese starts to get moldy, throw it away.

Research contributed by Hazel Wheaton, Taste of Home Book Editor
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups chicken mixture: 251 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 447mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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