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Cheese-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts

cheese-stuffed bacon-wrapped chicken breasts Entree
Cheese-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 4

Make these easy stuffed chicken breasts wrapped in bacon for a special weeknight meal. MORE+ LESS-

May 15, 2018

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter
1/2
cup chopped onion
1
cup chopped fresh mushrooms
2
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 20 oz)
1
cup shredded Gruyère cheese
1
package (2.5 oz) precooked bacon slices (12 slices)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion, mushrooms and thyme; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Set aside.
  • 2
    Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, mix mushroom mixture and Gruyère cheese until well blended. Place heaping 1/4 cup mushroom mixture on center of each chicken breast. Roll chicken over filling, tucking ends to enclose filling; secure with toothpick, if necessary. Carefully wrap each chicken breast with 3 bacon slices. Place in ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish.
  • 4
    Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.

Expert Tips

  • Substitute Swiss cheese for the Gruyère cheese.
  • Another easy way to flatten chicken breasts is to place one at a time in a freezer plastic storage bag, not sealed, before pounding.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
280
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
48%
Saturated Fat
15g
74%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
180mg
60%
Sodium
730mg
30%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
57g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 7 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • This bacon-wrapped chicken breast recipe promises to satisfy your inner carnivore. It combines juicy chicken, gooey Gruyère cheese and crispy bacon to make the ultimate weeknight comfort food. Mushrooms not for you? You can adjust this recipe to include your favorite chopped vegetable instead. Chicken is a good protein to turn to because it’s easy to prepare and a healthier option than beef. The health benefits of eating chicken include its ability to provide a great supply of protein, vitamin and minerals. Consuming chicken has also been found to help aid in weight loss, regulate blood pressure and reduce the risk of cancer. Convinced that chicken is an awesome dinner starter? We’ve got even more easy, delicious chicken breast recipes for you to try next.

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