Sundried tomato and goat cheese roasted chicken

The countdown to Christmas is quickly approaching and if you are like me I’m behind on everything except my holiday meal planning. The shopping still needs to take place, stocking stuffers still need to be bought and I can’t forget the countless hours of wrapping that need to take place. I almost forgot about Christmas cards as well. They have been sitting in my kitchen for a while not addressed and waiting to be stuffed. One of these days….

My one thing that is working for me is my Christmas meal. Today I’m taking care of yours too with this fun and flavorful sun-dried tomato and goat cheese roasted chicken. Yes, I love my herb flavored and garlic butter rubbed chicken too but this one is different. By the time Christmas rolls around I’m tired of traditional meals and want something a little different that will stand out in my guests eyes.

I’ve only roasted a couple of chickens myself and tend to buy the store bought ones when I’m in a pinch. It’s crazy how easy it is to roast a chicken and you will be amazed at how well it turns out.

Sundried tomato and goat cheese roasted chicken

This week I’m participating in H-E-B’s virtual progressive dinner. I was asked to supply the main course for this party. Check out the other participants below to see the rest of the meal. So if you haven’t started to plan this will definitely get you going in the right direction. You can also check out some of my other holiday recipes like mashed potato and green bean casserole and sausage bread for some great sides to go with this sun-dried tomato and goat cheese roasted chicken.

*Note: Crispy chicken on top is where tomato and goat cheese stuffing is in the chicken*

Table Decorating by Handmade Mood
Drinks by Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine
Appetizers by Confections of a Foodie Bride
Dessert by The Baking Fairy

Two more days to share an image of your favorite holiday dish/drink/décor on Instagram using the hashtag #HEBJoyvilleSweeps and tagging @HEB.

One winner on each day will receive a $100 gift card and a prize pack priced at $50.00

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Sundried tomato and goat cheese roasted chicken

Sun-dried tomato and goat cheese roasted chicken

A fun twist on a classic roasted chicken dish.


  • 4 to 5 pound whole chicken
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt plus more for seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Lay out the chicken and pat it dry with paper towels.  Season generously with salt.

In a food processor blend goat cheese, garlic, tomatoes, parsley and 1/8 teaspoon of salt.  Grab some of the stuffing and start to spread it out on top of the chicken breasts but underneath the skin.  There should be an opening near the rear end of the bird.  Keep spreading out the stuffing until all is used.

Place the chicken on a roasting pan and place in the oven for 30 minutes.  Remove and baste the chicken with butter.  Cover with foil and cook for an additional 20-25 minutes or until chicken is done.

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Disclosure: I have received compensation from H-E-B for my time and participation in the H-E-B Virtual Progressive Dinner. Although we have material connection to H-E-B, any publicly stated opinions of H-E-B and their brands remain my own.

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8 comments on “Sun-dried tomato and goat cheese roasted chicken {HEB Virtual Progressive Dinner}”

  1. I love dishes like this – easy to do yet have that “wow” factor!! Ideal holiday meal!!!

  2. You have to make priorities, and holiday meals are a priority!

  3. Oh. My. Yum. Goat cheese, yes please! I am so far behind on all things holiday, except for baking 😉

  4. What a delightful chicken recipe! I love goat cheese and sun dried tomatoes, so this is definitely something I’d love to make!

  5. What a beautiful bird! And you are way ahead of me on the Christmas planning. I have yet to even print the Christmas cards!

  6. We always mix up Christmas dinner too, and I love this twist. Sun dried tomatoes are one of my favorites too!

  7. Beautiful chicken. I love the goat cheese!!

  8. Oh my goodness, I’m so glad that you had the main course because that chicken looks absolutely phenomenal!

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