Friday, January 2, 2009

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

Everything's better with bacon, right? I found this recipe on my friend's Sarah's blog, A Taste of Home Cooking, and knew right away that I had to try it. Like Sarah's husband, Joe isn't a fan of blue cheese so I took Sarah's substitution of cream cheese, and I used turkey bacon since that's what Joe bought at the store. I also left out the arugula because I'm not a fan, and used two slices of bacon per chicken breast. This chicken is soooo good! Juicy and gooey and creamy, and the bacon adds a great flavor. We liked this a LOT!

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

4 pieces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Black pepper
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
A handful baby arugula, chopped (I omitted)
A handful baby spinach leaves, chopped
8 slices bacon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Using a small sharp knife cut into the thick end of the chicken and make an incision reaching 2/3 the way down the breast. Loosen up the incision with your fingers to make a hole. Combine the cream cheese with arugula and baby spinach, season with salt and pepper and stuff into the breasts. Wrap the breasts with the bacon tightly to cover the meat evenly. Place chicken on a nonstick baking sheet and roast 20 to 25 minutes until bacon is crispy and chicken is firm.

12 comments:

Joanna Eberhart said...

This looks great! I made some recently with mozzarella, and it was fantastic.

Katrina said...

Yum! I have posted a similar recipe with spinach and cheese inside, bacon wrapped and it IS so good!
Have a great 2009. Can't wait to see what your blog brings!

Joelen said...

Anything wrapped in bacon is delicious! Looks great!

Colleen said...

Mmmm this looks so tasty!

Jenn said...

This is on our agenda for tomorrow, sounds great! I also tagged you if you want to play, you can look at my blog for the rules. Can;t wait to see what comes out of your kitchen in the new year!

GirlyFruFru said...

Yummy !!!

The Home Cook said...

Yeah! I'm so glad you liked it. Anything wrapped in bacon is delicious but I also love the filling.

Claire said...

Looks good! I actually PREFER turkey bacon over real bacon...it gets really crispy and that's how I like it! This kind of (VERY loosely) reminds me of one of my favorite "Sunday lunch" dishes. It has chipped beef on the bottom with bacon wrapped chicken breasts in a cream of mushroom and sour cream sauce. The chicken gets SO tender. It sounds horrible for you but I've modified the recipe and it's not so bad. I need to make that again soon!

Erin said...

I tagged you in my blog, but please, feel no pressure to do it. It's the 7 Interesting Facts tag. Have a great 2009!

Maria said...

My husband would love this meal!

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