“Bacon Stuffed Chicken”

Bacon Stuffed Chicken

Ingredients for making the Chicken

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 16 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded

Method of making the chicken

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butterfly your chicken breasts – hold your hand on top of the chicken breast and slice into the side of the chicken breast, cutting from one side to the other, leaving the opposite side intact. Your goal is to create a pocket for your filling. If needed, pound chicken breasts to create even thickness. entire breast (closed) should be no more than 1 inch in thickness.
  • In a cast iron skillet, cook bacon according to package directions. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease. Set aside.
  • Season chicken breasts with garlic powder and pepper. Stuff chicken breasts with spinach, mozzarella cheese, and bacon. Optionally, use toothpicks to keep the chicken breasts closed around the open edge.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat. Sear chicken breasts on each side for 2-3 minutes per side, until browned.
  • Move skillet to oven to finish cooking for 12-15 minutes, or until juices run clear.
  • Remove from oven and allow to rest for 2-3 minutes before serving.

Please Note

If you choose to omit bacon from this recipe – use 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in your pan, and season chicken breasts with 1/2 teaspoon of salt before cooking.

Published by Avtar Singh Rana

A brief about Chef Avtar Singh Rana Chef Avtar Singh Rana a passionate professional celebrity chef having more than 2 decades of experience. A chef who wears different hats, who ranges from the city Delhi is someone who loves interaction and discovery with a vision of always coming up with the best and true perfectionist at his work, he dwells in photography, traveling and of course food. He started his carrier with Taj Group of hotels, in the year 1998 and since then has only achieved milestones and growth immensely his hunger to learn and explore more got him travelling to the middle east, Oman, KSA , multiple times, where he worked for some of the iconic hotels. His talent also brought him recognition from Radisson, Starwood and Accor, where he was responsible for the preopening of the hotels. An individual who leads by the examples and has the knack of grasping quickly and extend warm hospitality.

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