The whole family will have fun stuffing the chicken breasts with goat cheese cranberry filling. Serve this juicy baked chicken with an absorbent starch on the side, like couscous, rice or potatoes.

2 bone-in, skin-on, split chicken breasts
4 ounces goat cheese
1/2 cup dried cranberries, divided
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Kid: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix the goat cheese together with 1/4 cup of the cranberries in a small bowl.

Together: Pull back the skin on top of each chicken breast and stuff the goat cheese cranberry mixture in between the chicken and its skin.

Adult: Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil, making sure each breast is fully coated in oil.

Kid: Season the tops of the chicken breasts with the salt and pepper. Scatter the remaining cranberries on top of the chicken.

Adult: Bake the chicken for about 30 minutes, or until cooked through and enjoy!

Serves 4

Source: This recipe comes to us from Kelsey Banfield, The Naptime Chef.

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