Today, Nick finishes his last flight of pilot training. It’s been a little over 2 years, 3 states, and what seems like zillions of flights. I couldn’t be more proud of my awesome hubby! There is a formal winging ceremony next week, but today, technically, Nick will get his wings!
I get to go watch and help partake in some fun Navy traditions (more on that to come…), but before I head out, I thought I’d share a quick recipe.
With the help of the food processor (for crushing & shredding), this was actually a pretty simple weeknight meal. Goat cheese is one of Nick’s favorites, and I’m a big lover of the sweet & savory combo, so we both enjoyed this chicken!
Goat Cheese and Apple Chicken
(adapted from Prevention RD)
- 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved to thin
- 20 Saltine crackers
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 6 oz goat cheese, at room temperature
- 1 large apple, peeled and shredded
- Salt & pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
Food process or smash the saltines into crumbs. In a bowl, combine crumbs and garlic salt. In another bowl, lightly beat the egg.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Dip the chicken pieces into the egg and then the cracker mixture. Place the chicken pieces in the skillet and cook on each side until just golden brown.
Place the chicken on a wire rack on a baking sheet.
Meanwhile, combine the goat cheese and the apple in a bowl. Spread mixture evenly over the chicken breasts.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until cheese is warm and browned. Remove from oven and serve hot.