Bacon Wrapped Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breast
November 18, 2011
Categories: Dinner, Main Dish, Pork, Bacon, Poultry, Chicken, North American, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Romantic Dinner, Summer, Valentine's Day, Winter, Oven Bake, Stove Top, Gluten-Free, Low Carbohydrate, No Eggs, Make it from scratch, Boneless Pieces more
"I find boneless skinless chicken breast usually turns out dry. It is not the case in this recipe. This is a nice way to cook it and adding juices to it."
- Serving Size: 1 (439.1 g)
- Calories 977.1
- Total Fat - 59.5 g
- Saturated Fat - 20.2 g
- Cholesterol - 260.8 mg
- Sodium - 2620.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 9.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
- Sugars - 3.5 g
- Protein - 96.3 g
- Calcium - 320 mg
- Iron - 3.6 mg
- Vitamin C - 17.3 mg
- Thiamin - 1.1 mg
Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place chicken in between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound out the meat starting in the middle working your way to the sides.
Season with salt and pepper and cover with ham.
Top the center of the chicken pieces with even portions of, cheese, onion and garlic, spread out evenly and not all the way to edges as the filling with come out when rolling.
Roll the chicken pieces and wrap bacon around every piece, ensuring the chicken is totally covered with bacon, (about 5 to 6 pieces each).
Insert toothpicks so bacon does not fall off while cooking.
Place individual chicken pieces on top 2 layers of foil and wrap making sure you have a good seal making a foil packet.
Place foil packets in a large baking pan and bake for 50 minutes; open the foil pack and carefully drain the juices from each individual packet than return to baking pan leaving foil wrap open and bake for another 15 minutes or until bacon is crisp.
Meanwhile make sauce: Coat a saucepan with the oil and warm over medium-low heat.
Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until soft. Add the diced tomatoes and basil and season with salt and pepper.
Turn the heat up slightly to medium and simmer the sauce for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Spoon sauce over meat when ready to serve or set meat rolls atop sauce in serving plate.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.