Armadillo Chicken

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"I call this Armadillo Chicken because the first time I made this my daughter said they looked like baby armadillos, lol. These turn out moist and tender and are so tasty. I use smoked mozzarella but you can use your favourite cheese. I use the Amy's brand cream of mushroom soup because it is gluten free, but your favourite brand will do."

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (310.2 g)
  • Calories 692.5
  • Total Fat - 38.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 208.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1714.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 74.3 g
  • Calcium - 174.1 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Butterfly the chicken breast, sprinkle both sides with onion powder, salt and pepper and place 1/2 of the cheese on 1/2 of the breast; set aside.

Step 2

Mix together the minced mushrooms, rosemary and garlic in a small bowl.

Step 3

Melt the bacon drippings in a skillet and add the mushroom mixture.

Step 4

Cook until the aroma of the rosemary has toned down and the mixture just starts to stick to the pan.

Step 5

Divide the cooked mushroom mixture evenly over the cheese topped breasts.

Step 6

Bring the un-topped side of the butterflied breast over the cheese and mushroom.

Step 7

Layer 5 slices of bacon over a clean, flat work surface and lay the stuffed breast over the layered bacon, wrap the bacon over the breast.

Step 8

Repeat for the other breast and place both breasts, seam side down, on the bottom of a non-stick square baking pan. Cover with foil and place in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven and cook for 45 minutes.

Step 9

Remove the foil and if the bacon is not crispy enough for you, bake for another 10 to 15 minutes uncovered.

Step 10

Drizzle 1/4 cup of the mushroom soup that has been heated through over each breast.

Step 11



No special items needed.

1 Reviews


I love your Armadillo Chicken, and yes to moist tender and super good. I didn't happen to have the smoked mozzarella, regular worked out well for me. Have added gf mushroom soup to my shopping list as this is so a company worthy meal and one gf guests can enjoy.


review by:
(9 May 2014)

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