Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chicken and Goat Cheese

I have been asked several times when I am going to post the recipe for my Chicken and Goat Cheese. It had been a while since I made it, so I decided make it the other night and documented it with a recipe and a picture.

After we moved to Los Angeles in 1998, we were taken out to dinner a lot and we enjoyed many amazing meals at great restaurants. One of the places that stood out was Sisley, a great Italian restaurant in West LA. They have several restaurants around SoCal, but this was the one nearest to us. You were served  warm, homemade bread sticks the minute you are seated. They also drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar on a plate for dipping your bread. Sounds pretty good, doesn't it!

It became one of our favorite places to eat very quickly and we enjoyed taking company there on a regular basis. In the early years, you could expect an impromptu operatic solo while you were dining. As we became better acquainted with some of the servers, we found out that they were waiting tables until they were "discovered" in Hollywood. 

In the beginning, we made a point of trying something new every visit, but eventually, I got in the great rut of having my favorite dish, their chicken and goat cheese pasta dish. It was on this dish that I tried goat cheese for the first time. It didn't sound good to me at all, but someone talked me into just trying it and I was hooked after the first bite.

After a while, it became the only thing we ever ordered, so I decided to try to reconstruct it at home. Each attempt became closer and closer until I felt like I had it down. I have fixed this dish many times for company over the years and have been asked for the recipe. I didn't have it written down until now, so I could only gave verbal instructions.

I recently fixed it for dinner and realized I should post it on my blog for safe keeping. So, I put it in recipe form and here it is!

Chicken and Goat Cheese

Chicken sauteed with garlic and mushrooms, added to a creamy ...

See Chicken and Goat Cheese on Key Ingredient.

A couple of months ago we decided to eat at Sisely, and of course, I got the chicken and goat cheese. I'm sorry to say that I was really disappointed. It didn't taste the same anymore and I realized that my version was much better than their version.

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1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, the recipe for chicken and goat cheese is not printing. I hope you can fix the link. I found your blog by chance and stopped by to say hello. I was, however, lured by your older posts and stayed far longer than I planned. I really like your blog and will be back more often to see what you've been cooking up. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary