Baked Blue Cheese Chicken

Baked chicken with blue cheese
Jennifer Meier
Ratings (27)
  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1080 Calories
84g Fat
10g Carbs
69g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 1080
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 84g 108%
Saturated Fat 44g 220%
Cholesterol 317mg 106%
Sodium 1383mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 69g
Calcium 571mg 44%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Here's an easy recipe for rich-and-creamy baked blue cheese chicken that you can throw together any night of the week. The flavor of the blue cheese really comes through, creating a bold and decadent sauce that you'll want to eat with a spoon.

You'll have more than enough blue cheese sauce to cover the chicken, so make sure to serve a side that also will go well with the sauce, like potatoes or ​steamed broccoli. This warm sauce also makes a great blue cheese dip for crackers or bread.

The type of blue cheese you choose for this sauce is up to you. While the quality of the blue cheese will affect the final flavor of the dish, you don't need to buy the most expensive blue cheese at the shop for this particular blue cheese sauce to turn out well.

Ingredients

  • 2 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese (approximately 1/3 pound)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup whole milk (or half-and-half)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt (optional)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 375 F.

  2. In a food processor, blend blue cheese, cream cheese, milk, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper until smooth. Add a little salt if needed but be careful because blue cheese is quite salty without added seasoning.

  3. Place chicken breasts in an 8-inch square (or slightly smaller) baking dish. Pour blue cheese sauce on top, smoothing it out evenly in the pan over and around the chicken.

  4. Bake 35 minutes uncovered then turn oven temperature down to 325 F and cook 10 minutes more. The sauce should be bubbling and browned around the edges.

  5. Remove from the oven. Let sit 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

  6. For the prettiest presentation, slice the chicken breasts and spoon sauce on top and around the chicken on a plate. Garnish with chives or green onions. If you have more blue cheese, crumble it on top of the dish.