Chicken With Balsamic Tomato Sauce and Goat Cheese

"The title isn't inspired, but I swear the dish is!"
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Cook the bacon until some of the fat is rendered and add the onions. Cook until the bacon is crispy and the onions are just caramelized. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Remove the pan from the burner. Add the cans of tomatoes, the oregano, basil, parsley, balsamic vinegar, and sugar to the bacon, onions, and garlic. Mix to blend well. (Sauce can be prepared ahead of time and saved in the refrigerator).
  • Put the chicken in a glass baking dish. Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the goat cheese over the chicken and bake for another 30 minutes.
  • Serve over pasta with the sauce.

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  1. I cook a lot and try a new recipe 2 times a week. I always follow the recipe the first time before I make changes. We eat a variety of things and everything listed in the dish we love. However, the overall flavor of the sauce was all balsamic. My daughters would not eat it and they are good eaters and always try everything. My husband said it was OK- in the end we tossed out the rest and agreed not to make again. Sorry but just not for us. .
  2. Very good. Balsamic vinegar gives this dish a nice sweetness that pairs wonderfully with the goat cheese. Was a little concerned about the large amount of dried spices, as I use Penzeys spices and they seem stronger than others, so used the lower amount suggested and it was fine. Made the sauce early in the day then baked at dinner time. Usually pound chicken breasts for a recipe like this, but skipped it this time. Chicken was still very tender and flavorful. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  3. DH and I made this for dinner last night and thought it was delicious! I loved the sauce--the balsamic gave it a nice tang. This was very easy to make and required very little prep--great weeknight meal. My goat cheese had herbs in it, which lent itself well to the dish. We served it over penne pasta. Thanks for a great meal!
  4. I can't believe I forgot to rate this the first time I made it! It is HEAVEN! I made it for the second time last night and it was even better than I remembered. I omitted the bacon and sauteed the onions and garlic in olive oil instead, but otherwise followed recipe. We love the sauce so much that we don't even eat it with pasta - we just eat the extra sauce with a fork! Thanks for posting, this is a keeper.
  5. Just wonderful!!!!! Had some goat cheese I needed to use up and this fit the bill! Now I need to go out and buy more goat cheese so I can make this again! Thanks for a great tasting recipe!


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