Blueberry Lemon Goat Cheese Chicken

Last updated: June 4th, 2024

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Blueberry lemon goat cheese chicken is one of the best fancy date night dinner recipes to make together! It’s juicy, flavorful, and easy to make in under an hour.

A plate of blueberry lemon goat cheese chicken

Blueberry lemon goat cheese is delicious – so why not turn it into a full blown dinner? That’s exactly what we did with this blueberry lemon goat cheese chicken recipe, and it’s SO good. All it takes is some plain goat cheese, blueberry preserves, and lemon to make the homemade blueberry lemon goat cheese spread, and seared chicken breast to go with it. That’s it! Not only is this chicken a flavorful upscale meal, but it’s also so much fun to cook and plate.

That’s why this chicken dish is one of the best date night recipes to make together! You can either divide and conquer the work, or be hands-on together the whole time. However you choose to tackle it, preparing a meal with your special someone makes enjoying it together that much better. Plus, this recipe is easy and quick, leaving plenty of time for actually enjoying the meal (and maybe even a couple glasses of wine).

On a little side note, sometimes it’s funny how recipes come together. The original idea we had for this recipe was to make it a stuffed chicken. It turns out that stuffed chicken can be really, really messy, and results in a hard-to-follow recipe. So we pivoted. Since we loved the flavors we already had, we just had to change our presentation. By simply searing the chicken and serving it on our homemade blueberry lemon goat cheese spread, we made this recipe far more approachable – and, honestly, ended up with a better dish in the end.

Moral of the story: it’s okay to fail, because that’s how you learn! And when you fail with an open mindset, it’s much easier to pivot and end up with something great.

But back to the main subject here – how to make this juicy chicken breast smothered with creamy blueberry lemon goat cheese yumminess!

Blueberry lemon chicken with a goat cheese spread on a plate

Blueberry Lemon Goat Cheese Chicken Recipe Ingredients

To make this easy date night chicken recipe, you only need 6 ingredients:

  • Chicken breast
  • Lemon (zest and juice)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Goat cheese
  • Wild blueberry preserves

As always, the quality of your ingredients will impact the overall flavor of the dish – so choose your ingredients wisely! We love using Vermont Creamery goat cheese and Bonne Maman blueberry preserves for this recipe.

Seared chicken breast with blueberry lemon goat cheese spread topped with blueberry preserves and lemon zest

How To Make Blueberry Lemon Goat Cheese Chicken

Before making this blueberry lemon goat cheese chicken recipe, you’ll have to prep the chicken breast. We like to take 2 large chicken breasts, trim the excess fat off, and then slice off the thinner parts so that you’re left with a nice shape that’s approximately the same thickness all the way around. If you want, you can use a meat tenderizer to pound out the thicker sections as well.

Once the chicken breast is prepped, you can make this recipe in just a few simple steps:

  1. Rub the chicken breasts with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and marinate at room temperature for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, make the blueberry lemon goat cheese spread. Crumble the goat cheese into a small mixing bowl, then add lemon zest, lemon juice, and wild blueberry preserves. Mix thoroughly until combined, then refrigerate.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and preheat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until it’s very hot. Then, sear the chicken in the cast iron pan until it’s browned on the bottom, about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the chicken over, then transfer the pan to the oven and bake until cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Finally, plate the dish. Spoon about 2 tbsp of the goat cheese spread into the center of the plate, then spread it out into a circle using the back of the spoon. Place the chicken breast on top of the goat cheese spread, then top with about 1 tbsp of wild blueberry preserves and a pinch of lemon zest. Serve immediately.

We definitely recommend refrigerating the goat cheese spread while the chicken cooks so that it’s nice and thick when you go to spread it on the plate. This will help keep it from getting too runny under the steaming hot chicken breast, and cut down on some of the mess as you enjoy your dinner!

A date night dinner of blueberry lemon goat cheese chicken

Serving Suggestions

This blueberry lemon goat cheese chicken goes great with roasted russet potatoes, accordion potatoes, or sweet potatoes and vegetable side dishes like parmesan green beans, asparagus, or even a side salad. Round out your meal with a glass of white wine and you’ve got a fancy date night dinner for two!

This recipe also scales easily so you can make it for a dinner party with friends and family. No matter how you choose to serve it, the bright and summery flavors in this chicken dish will wow your guests every time.

Try our easy blueberry lemon goat cheese chicken recipe for your next at-home date night and let us know what you think by leaving a rating and a comment below!


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Blueberry Lemon Goat Cheese Chicken

Blueberry lemon goat cheese chicken is one of the best fancy date night dinner recipes to make together! It's juicy, flavorful, and easy to make in under an hour.
Servings 2 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

Chicken Marinade

  • 2 chicken breasts trimmed
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Blueberry Lemon Goat Cheese Spread

Garnish

Instructions

  • First, rub the chicken breasts with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and marinate at room temperature for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, make the blueberry lemon goat cheese spread. Crumble the goat cheese into a small mixing bowl, then add lemon zest, lemon juice, and wild blueberry preserves. Mix thoroughly until combined, then refrigerate.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and preheat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until it’s very hot. Then, sear the chicken in the cast iron pan until it’s browned on the bottom, about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the chicken over, then transfer the pan to the oven and bake until cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Finally, plate the dish. Spoon about 2 tbsp of the goat cheese spread into the center of each plate, then spread it out into a circle using the back of the spoon. Place each chicken breast on top of the goat cheese spread, then top with about 1 tbsp each of wild blueberry preserves and a pinch of lemon zest. Serve immediately.

Notes

Ingredients: In a dish like this with so few ingredients, the quality of your ingredients really matters! Each flavor and texture will be noticeable so shop wisely. We love using Vermont Creamery goat cheese and Bonne Maman blueberry preserves for this dish.
Goat cheese spread: You’ll want to prepare this as the chicken marinates so that it has time to set in the fridge. It’ll thicken slightly and help prevent too much of a mess when you plate the hot chicken on top of the spread later on. (Note: if you end up with a little extra spread leftover, it makes a great dip for some Triscuits or other crackers!)
Serving suggestions: Serve blueberry lemon goat cheese chicken with a side of roasted potatoes (russet or sweet) and a vegetable or side salad. And if it’s date night, don’t forget the wine!
Date night tips: This fancy chicken dish is a great date night dinner to make together. You can divide and conquer (one person deals with the chicken, one person deals with the spread) or be hands-on together the whole time.
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Author: Nicole & Alex
Calories: 546kcal
Course: Dinner, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black pepper, blueberry preserves, cast iron, chicken, goat cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, salt

Nutrition

Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 990mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 672IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 3mg

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