Cheddar and Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breasts
So it’s about the end of the day at work and you’re struggling to come up with ideas of what to make for dinner. Not only that, but you also want to try to deviate away from the norm and let your taste buds reach a new level of extreme tastiness. Here is a recipe that will truly satisfy those taste buds without breaking the wallet and with simple, easy to find ingredients at the grocery store.
Cheddar and Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breasts combines the best of several worlds as it provides you with a serving of dairy, poultry and of course, bacon… because who doesn’t love bacon? This dish is a harmonization of cheese, bacon and chicken, a dish that you cannot go wrong with. This dish could be made for lunch or dinner as there really is no incorrect choice.
Cheddar-And-Bacon-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
1) 6 slices bacon
2) 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3) Salt and pepper
4) 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, if desired
5) 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Cook bacon on stove in oven-safe skillet until cooked but not crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
Flatten chicken breasts to about 1/4- to 1/8-inch thickness, and lightly season with salt and pepper.
Spread a teaspoon of Dijon mustard on each chicken breast, if desired.
Lay three pieces of bacon on each chicken breast, and top the bacon with the cheddar cheese.
Roll up each chicken breast, being careful to keep the bacon and cheddar tucked inside, and secure each with toothpicks.
Place the chicken rollups back in the pan with bacon grease and cook on the stove over medium heat, turning frequently, just to brown all sides.
Transfer the pan to the oven, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Feel free to baste the chicken with some of the bacon grease while it’s baking. (I warned you this was not diet food.)
Serve hot, preferably with some of these pretzel rolls.
Be sure to stop by Shisler’s Cheese House
and let us help you get prepare this decadent dish with our supply of Streb Meats Smoked Bacon
and Cheddar Cheese
! Or, visit us online and order here!
Reviews: Here are what folks have to say about this particular dish…
“This is a huge hit with my family. Instead of making the filling myself, I use chives and onion cream cheese. I also flatten out chicken. I usually omit the salt and pepper. I also don’t fry the bacon first. The bacon gets fully cooked in the oven. If I want it crisper, I just pop it in the broiler for a few minutes.”
“This was a great recipe. I have never wrapped chicken around the breast before baking, but it sounded good. I added some jalapeno peppers and mozzarella cheese to the cream cheese mixture and WOW!! It was wonderful!!”
“Made this for my family and they all came back for seconds. My hubby even said he did not know I was gourmet. It was so very, very good. I placed the finish chicken over noodles. Yummy”
“Wonderful! Even my kids loved this. I pounded the chicken breasts down with a mallet prior to stuffing them. And for the cream cheese mixture, I only put salt, pepper and garlic powder in it. I didn’t have any chives on hand. I also added some minced garlic on top of the chicken after I wrapped them in the bacon. Excellent! Can’t wait to serve this again!”