I’ve been on such a GOAT CHEESE kick lately! Like, legit obsessed with all things goat cheese ever since Christmas time. I mean, I’ve been a goat cheese fan since I first tried it a couple of years ago, but back then I’d really only use it every so often since it’s rather expensive to get. But, my best friend Costco has a package of 2 huge logs of goat cheese for like $1 more than I’d pay for something 1/4 or less of the same size at the regular grocery store…so you’d better believe I’m paying that extra $1 and getting ALLLLLL THE GOAT CHEESE! The only thing is, that means that once I open the log, I need to use it up fairly quickly since I tend to find it goes bad fast…at least a lot faster than, say, Parmesan or other hard cheeses that have a seemingly endless shelf life in the fridge! On a side note, I do find that it stays better longer when it’s tightly wrapped in aluminum foil as opposed to plastic wrap…not sure if there’s actually any legitimacy to that or not, but just my personal findings! But yeah, hence why I’ve been on goat cheese overload because I want to use ALLLLLL the goat cheese…did you get that point yet?
Thus, the idea for this ridiculously simple & ridiculously delicious Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Chicken was born! Because the best part about goat cheese is how smooth & creamy is it; it melts down so nicely and creates a delicious, slightly tart sauce when combined last minute with these onions and it was DIVINE over some sauteed chicken! Nick & I both devoured our plates. Sure, it takes a little extra love, attention & time to caramelize the onions, but it’s so worth it. They cook down and practically melt in your mouth…so dang delicious! My house smelt like french onion soup (and of course now Nick wants some French Onion Soup soon, so that’s on the ‘to be made soon’ list now too!
As you can see, I served this Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Chicken over some roasted kale (whichhhhhhh, I roasted up in my air fryer in all of 4 minutes!! #winning)…neither Nick or myself missed the carbs at all. The onion & goat cheese topping is so rich that this dinner felt filling & indulgent while still fitting into our 21 Day Fix meal plan! Because, I mean, who doesn’t want to save their yellow containers for a treat every so often, right? So trust me when I say that if you make this, you don’t need to serve a carb with it in order to feel full! A serving of this counts as 1 red (chicken), 1/2 green (onion…add an extra green if you’re also making it with kale like I did!), 1 blue (cheese) and 2 tsp (butter). The whole recipe makes 2 servings, so just divide the recipe in half and you’re good to go!
Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Chicken
Sauteed Chicken topped with a creamy caramelized onion & goat cheese topping
- 2 (4 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt & smoked paprika
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
- 3 tsp butter
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 2-3 Tbs unsweetened almond milk
- Salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Heat a skillet over medium-med/low heat (depending on if your burners run hot) and melt the butter. Add in the onions and saute, stirring frequently, until caramelized (this will take about 20 minutes or more)
Meanwhile, in another skillet (must be oven safe), heat the coconut oil over medium/high heat. Season the chicken with salt & smoked paprika and sear for 2 minutes per side or until browned. Transfer skillet to oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
While chicken is cooking, continue to let onions caramelize (if you need to, add a small amount of liquid to the pan to keep onions from burning...I like using chicken or veggie stock). Once they are softened, add in garlic and continue cooking until garlic has also softened (about 2 minutes). Turn off the heat and stir in the almond milk and goat cheese to form a sauce for the onion mixture.
When chicken is cooked, spoon the onion & goat cheese mixture on top and serve over roasted kale if desired!
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