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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Chicken gets a hug from Bacon

I am a huge fan of allrecipes.com and was excited when my sister found 'allrecipes.com Easy Everyday Favorites' paperback cookbook in a bin full of random books on sale for $3.99 ( at Zellers of all places ). A good cookbook can be hard to find and it's not always fun trying to find stuff online in front of the computer. I like to sit down to a great cookbook and make my grocery list for the week. Geeky? Maybe. But when you're busy, having meals planned out just makes life a little easier. 

So flipping through I see lots of amazing meals to try out. But what caught my eye was the chicken wrapped in bacon. I didn't have all the ingredients so I just substituted ie: harvarti for pepperjack cheese. You can really use any combination of veggies and cheese inside your chicken... experiment! My hubby isn't a fan of spinach so his was just filled with the cheese and mine had the spinach and cheese. Here is the recipe as found on the website:

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
Ingredients
  • 1 (10 ounce) package fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepperjack cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 8 slices bacon

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place spinach in a large glass bowl, and heat in the microwave for 3 minutes, stirring every minute or so, or until wilted. Stir in sour cream, pepperjack cheese, and garlic.
  3. Lay the chicken breasts out on a clean surface, and spoon some of the spinach mixture onto each one. Roll up chicken to enclose the spinach, then wrap each chicken breast with two slices of bacon. Secure with toothpicks, and arrange in a shallow baking dish.
  4. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, then increase heat to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C), or use the oven's broiler to cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes to brown the bacon.

1 comment:

Holly Golightly said...

Looking very yummy as always!