Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Goat Cheese Monster

Monday was a great day.

I think it's typical to hate on Mondays but, I have to say, I kind of like them. Especially when my house is still clean from Sunday's all-day spring cleaning fest of 2014.

Ever since my husband installed my new kitchen faucet (as you may have seen on Instagram), I have been keeping up with every single one of our dirty dishes. Our dirty dishes barely get a chance to hit the bottom of the sink before I have them cleaned and put away. I'll cherish this motivation to clean my dishes while I've got it.

Last night, I tried a new dish for dinner.

Lately, I had been craving Chicken Bryan from Carrabas. It's a chicken dish with goat cheese and sundried tomatoes. We don't have a Carrabas anywhere near us, so I had to improvise and make something similar at home.

I splurged and bought myself some goat cheese and sundried tomatoes during our most recent grocery shopping trip. It was totally worth the purchase, however; I think I just created a goat cheese and sundried tomato monster. It was out of this world delicious. Why haven't I ever used these ingredients before?

Last night was my first time making kale chips, too. Sad story, though. My first time making kale chips might be my last. My husband absolutely hates kale chips. He gave them another try for me last night and the jury is in. He still hates them. Oh well, more for me!

Kale chips were easy to make. I used a tbsp. of olive oil, a tbsp. of salt and a bunch of fresh kale. I tossed it all together and baked at 375 for 10 minutes. I don't care what my husband says, these kale chips were delicious. They were easy to make, too!

The chicken was relatively simple, as well. My husband absolutely loved the chicken I made.

I bought a nice heart shaped chicken breast and cut it in half. I pre-sliced each breast before baking. I preheated the oven to 375 and rubbed the chicken with 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper. I baked at 375 for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes of baking, I stuffed each chicken breast with three slices of goat cheese and about an ounce of sundried tomatoes, in layers.

I continued to bake at 375 for another 15 minutes. After that, it was perfection.

Have you ever used goat cheese in a recipe before?
What do you think of kale chips?


  1. I've tried kale chips a few times and sadly I am with your husband. They just taste like burnt leaves to me.
    The chicken looks delicious! And I love your faucet.

    1. I'm actually surprised that I like kale chips so much! I will agree, though, that they smell horrible. I tried to take the leftovers to work and my lunch bag is forever tainted.