Chicken, Goat Cheese, and Greens
pounds Swiss chard, beet greens, and/or mustard greens, trimmed and washed
2 pound roasted chicken
tablespoons olive oil
tablespoons lemon juice
tablespoons snipped fresh dill, oregano, and/or sage
teaspoon sea salt, kosher salt, or salt
teaspoon cracked black pepper
3 ounce log goat cheese (chevre), sliced into rounds or coarsely crumbled
- Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Reserve one or two small leaves of chard. Tear remaining chard and place in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Remove string from chicken; use the string to tie the chicken legs together. Place chicken on chard in dish. In a small bowl combine oil and lemon juice. Drizzle oil mixture over chicken and chard in dish. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the snipped herbs over the chicken and chard. Sprinkle salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper over chard only.
- Loosely cover baking dish with foil. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until torn chard is tender. Meanwhile, sprinkle cheese with remaining 1 tablespoon snipped herbs and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
- Transfer chicken to a serving platter. Place several of the goat cheese rounds on top of chicken. Add reserved chard leaves. Toss cooked chard in dish to evenly coat with cooking liquid. Serve chard and remaining cheese with chicken. Makes 4 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
This recipe doubles easily to serve 8. Double the ingredients and prepare as directed above except place all the greens and both chickens in a large shallow roasting pan. Bake as above.
Nutrition Facts(Chicken, Goat Cheese, and Greens)
- Per serving:
- 542 kcal cal.,
- 36 g fat
- (10 g sat. fat,
- 6 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 17 g monounsatured fat),
- 143 mg chol.,
- 620 mg sodium,
- 7 g carb.,
- 3 g fiber,
- 2 g sugar,
- 48 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet