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Chicken Breasts Stuffed With Garlic and Herbed Goat Cheese

1 whole head of garlic
13 cup herbed goat cheese, softened
6 (6 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
12 teaspoon kosher salt
12 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil


Preheat oven to 350. Remove white papery skin from garlic head (do not peel or separate the cloves). Wrap head in foil. Bake at 350 for 1 hour; cool 10 minutes. Separate cloves; squeeze to extract garlic pulp. Discard skins. Combine garlic pulp and cheese, stirring well; set aside. Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each chicken breast half to form a pocket. Stuff about 4 teaspoons cheese mixture into each pocket. Sprinkle chicken evenly on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn chicken over. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165; let stand 5 minutes.

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