Easy Cheese Chicken Appetizer

Gournay Chicken Appetizer Recipe

This shop for Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese to make this delicious and easy Gournay Chicken Appetizer Recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BoursinCheese #CollectiveBias

Easy Cheese Chicken Appetizer

Christmastime growing up was magical.

It all started out on Christmas Eve. The daytime was just a fun lazy one, brimming with anticipation for what was to come. After dinner the house was a flurry of activity, putting on our Christmas best and piling into the car to head to the candlelight service. A truly candlelight service. I am always a little disappointed when I attend them now, and by “candlelight service” they mean one song with candles that you hold. Our entire service was done only by the light of flickering Christmas candles, and it was beautiful.

After the service, we would pile back into the car and merry go “over the creek and through the sagebrush to Grandmother’s house!” (Southwest Wyoming has a lack of both river and trees). There we would spend my favorite part of Christmas. It was full of extended family packed elbow to elbow laughing and shouting. It meant the Christmas Story, Christmas Carols, and early presents. And, of course, it meant food. Lots and lots of delicious appetizers and sweets!

Now immediate families have expanded into extended families, my sweet Grandpa has gone to spend Christmas with the reason for it, and we celebrated Christmas Eve “In Grandmother’s House” for the last time 2 years ago, as shortly after she had to be moved to a nursing home. I will always treasure that one last chance to show my kids what a magical Christmas tradition it was.

Now those sweet traditions have past and it’s time for me to focus on making new but just as special traditions for my own family. Ones that they can look back on and treasure. Ones full of Christmas magic. Full of presents and stories and delicious appetizers of our own. The one appetizer that is sure to make an appearance from now on will be this amazingly delicious but oh-so-easy Gournay Chicken Appetizer Recipe

If you’ve never put together a cheese plate or a cheese plate appetizer before don’t run off! It seems super complicated and sophisticated, but in reality, they’re all the rage right now because they’re as easy as they are delicious! I took a twist on the trending cheese plate and turn it into bite-sized finger food appetizers that are perfect for a huge Christmas party like the ones we always have had. I’ll be making it again to bring to our new Christmas tradition–the Christmas Party family reunion with my mother-in-law’s side of the family this year!

Here are the details on how you can make this smooth and savory appetizer part of your family’s yearly traditions too!

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First, you’ll need to go to–you guessed it, Walmart! It’s no surprise that if you see me post a recipe all the ingredients most likely came from my store, which is oh-too-conveniently located literally 2 minutes from my doorstep. What you might not have known is that they carry cheese plate worthy cheeses! They really do! I found this beyond delicious Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese in the little-refrigerated section of my store near the deli. This was the perfect flavor combo for my recipe, but if you’d like to mix things up you can also find it in these delicious flavors!

If you’ve never tried this creamy, crumbly cheese you absolutely must! It’s made to wow and is pretty and versatile enough that it goes wonderfully with lovely decor, accessories, and pairings!

Here’s the whole shopping list you’ll need:

  • 2 Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese (there is even an iBotta offer for it right now so be sure to check that out!)
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Roasted Garlic & Herb Seasoning for meat
  • Sturdy Crackers in flavor of choice
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh Mushrooms
  • Fresh Red Onion
  • Pomegranate seeds & Fresh Rosemary for plating and added tang (optional)

Squeeze lemon juice over chicken breasts. Season chicken breasts liberally with Roasted Garlic & Herb Seasoning. If desired leave in fridge to marinate in season for a few hours.

Roughly chop both fresh mushrooms and red onion. You may add in 1 cup of each or adjust measurements to taste. Set aside.

When ready to begin cooking slice chicken into thin strips.

Over medium-high heat combine and melt enough olive oil and butter to cover bottom of large skillet. When the oil and butter are melted and hot add chicken and saute until nearly cooked through.

When chicken is white on the outside, add additional butter and olive oil if needed and then add in the chopped mushrooms and onions.

Saute until both mushrooms and onions have caramelized and chicken is cooked through.

Display on platter with Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese and crackers.

To serve spread Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese onto a cracker, then top with one piece of chicken and some caramelized mushrooms and onions.

It is sooooo delicious you guys!! Each bite is an explosion of savory sensations. Everyone is going to be raving at your holiday party so be sure to make enough! The beauty of this recipe is that it’s easy to tweak the amounts!

What’s your favorite Christmas Tradition or Recipe — past or present? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Also, don’t forget to pin this post–you don’t want to miss out on this delicious cheese for all your platters and for this amazing appetizer!

If you’d like the recipe right now, here is a printable version!

Recipe Type: Appetiser
Author: Nicole
These bite sized appetisers explode with savory sensations and are the perfect answer to a cheese plate inspired serving that can work for a large crowd.
Ingredients
  • 2 Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Roasted Garlic & Herb Seasoning for meat
  • Sturdy Crackers in flavor of choice
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh Mushrooms
  • Fresh Red Onion
  • Pomegranate seeds & Fresh Rosemary for plating and added tang (optional)
Instructions
  1. Squeeze lemon juice over chicken breasts.
  2. Season chicken breasts liberally with Roasted Garlic & Herb Seasoning. If desired leave in fridge to marinate in season for a few hours.
  3. Roughly chop both fresh mushrooms and red onion. You may add in 1 cup of each or adjust measurements to taste. Set aside.
  4. When ready to begin cooking slice chicken into thin strips.
  5. Over medium-high heat combine and melt enough olive oil and butter to cover bottom of large skillet. When the oil and butter are melted and hot add chicken and saute until nearly cooked through.
  6. When chicken is white on the outside, add additional butter and olive oil if needed and then add in the chopped mushrooms and onions.
  7. Saute until both mushrooms and onions have caramelized and chicken is cooked through.
  8. Display on platter with Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese and crackers.
  9. To serve spread Boursin® Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese onto a cracker, then top with one piece of chicken and some caramelized mushrooms and onions.

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Nicole

Jesus Follower, Happy Wife, Mommy of 2, lover of books, raspberries, pretty pictures, & sweet babies.

4 thoughts on “Gournay Chicken Appetizer Recipe”

    1. Thank you!! My favorite recipes are ones that look impressive but are really super easy! 😀 These definitely fit that roll! Of course they have to be super delicious, too!!

  1. I’m a vegetarian, but I tell ya–you make me want to eat chicken with this recipe!! 🙂 It looks delicious! And what’s even better is the way that you shared your personal story about how important the holidays is to your family. I’m sure they will enjoy this dish and Boursin cheese this year! #client

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