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I hope you enjoyed the last few postings about our day-adventure at Buffalo’s waterfront enjoying the Tall Ship that came into town. Today, I am sharing a delicious recipe for a wood-grilled Chicken topped with goat cheese and a wonderful lemon-butter sauce! This wood-grilled chicken is packed with a lot of different flavors making a fantastic gourmet meal that is easy to make. This recipe is inspired by a dish we had at Carrabba’s Italian Grill restaurant. Recently I have shared a lot about our day-adventures so today we are going straight to the cooking!!

2 Large boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Marinade
½ cup olive oil
2 tsp garlic, diced
¼ cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 ½ tbsp sugar
Salt
Dried Oregano and parsley

Toppings
Seasonings (salt, pepper, oregano)
Goat Cheese

Finish Sauce
6 tbsp Lemon-Butter Sauce (I bought mine from Wegmans)
Dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
Sun-dried tomatoes
Fresh basil, chopped

Marinade
Prepare the marinade and place the chicken in a plastic, sealable bag with the marinade and place in the refrigerator for a few hours. Reserve some of the marinade in another bowl to baste the chicken before grilling. You might want to pound your chicken and cut it in half if the chicken breast is large. This marinade was sufficient for two large chicken breasts that I cut each in half with extra marinade to baste the chicken. Most likely I could have added a third chicken and would have had sufficient marinade. Luckily it is an easy recipe to put together so you can always make more marinade.

Finish Sauce
Heat the lemon-butter sauce adding the sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and a splash or two of dry white wine to your taste.

Grilling
Prepare the grill to wood-grill your chicken. Click here for my posting on Wood-Grilled Dinner on a Gas Grill.

Season the chicken with your selection of seasonings.

Before placing chicken on the grill, brush with the reserved marinade on both sides. Wood-grill the chicken on both sides and during the last minute add goat cheese to the top of the chicken breasts. Plate and top with your finish sauce and extra basil for presentation.

8 thoughts on “Wood-Grilled Chicken with Goat Cheese Topped with a Lemon-Butter Basil Sauce

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you! It is delish – especially with the goat cheese! 🙂

  1. Cindy says:

    Sounds delicious! And by putting the goat cheese on top it doesn’t ooze out from being stuffed. Great idea!

    1. Bernice says:

      That is so very true. Sometimes when I stuff a chicken you lose all the cheese. And that is frustrating! 🙂

  2. Whitney says:

    I just wanted to say I made this tonight for dinner…..and it was a HUGE hit!!!! It was absolutely delicious! I didn’t grill it just pan seared it with all the marinade juice and substituted the red wine vinager for white balsamic (which I already had) and I will continue making this! Thank u so much!!!

    1. Bernice says:

      I am so happy it turned out well and that you loved it! The goat cheese adds so much to this dish. I will have to try and pan sear it since cooking on a grill kind of limits when we can enjoy it!

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