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Grilled Chicken Breast Stuffed with Goat Cheese with Smoked Chile Cilantro Sauce

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8 ounces soft goat cheese

1/4 cup chopped nicoise olives

1 red pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped

1 tablespoon fresh finely chopped thyme

Salt and freshly ground pepper

4 large boneless chicken breast, pounded thin

2 tablespoons olive oil


2 poblanos, smoked, peeled and seeded

1/4 cup red onion, coarsely chopped

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

3/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup spinach leaves

1/4 cup cilantro leaves

2 teaspoons honey

Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat grill. Mix together the goat cheese, olives, red pepper and thyme in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Lay each breast out and fill with the cheese mixture. Brush the breasts with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste, secure with toothpicks. Grill for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  2. In a blender, combine the poblanos, onion and lime juice and blend until smooth. While the blender is running, add the oil slowly until emulsified. Add the spinach and cilantro and blend until smooth. Add the honey and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature.