I’ve gotten into the habit of buying one pound logs of goat cheese from Costco and since goat cheese goes bad faster than other varieties, I’m always trying to quickly use it in several different ways after opening the package – there’s nothing worse than wasting goat cheese! So after enjoying it in my Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Potato Stacks, I decided to finally use some in a breakfast dish inspired by the frittata I had with Meghan at Yolk during our visit to Chicago last November!
The frittata at Yolk features “chicken breast, sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil, and red diced potatoes all scrambled together and baked. Topped with goat cheese.” Mmm, I love all these ingredients and didn’t want to change a thing, so I put the potatoes, sun dried tomatoes, and chicken all in a frittata, along with red pepper and shallots, and then topped the frittata with goat cheese and fresh basil when it came out of the oven. There’s nothing better than breakfast for dinner and it reheated beautifully for lunch the next day too.
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 red potatoes, chopped into chunks
1/3 cup chopped shallots
1 cup chopped red pepper
1 cooked boneless, skinless, chicken breast, sliced into strips
1/3 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
10 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
4 ounces goat cheese
3 tablespoons freshly chopped basil
Heat oven to 350˚F. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a 10-inch oven-proof skillet and sauté potatoes for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add shallots and red pepper to the skillet and sauté 5 additional minutes or until veggies are tender (the potatoes will continue to cook in the oven so it’s ok if they are slightly underdone at this point). Remove from heat and stir in chicken breast strips and sun dried tomatoes.
Meanwhile, whisk eggs, milk, and salt together in a large bowl. Pour egg mixture into the pan over the other ingredients and bake at 350˚F for 20 to 25 minutes or until eggs are set. Evenly sprinkle goat cheese on top and return to oven for 2 to 3 minutes or until goat cheese is warmed through. Remove from oven and top with fresh basil. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition: 398 calories, 20.7g fat, 2.8g fiber, 28.8g protein per serving
Cost: $1.43 per serving