Monday, April 18, 2011

Bacon and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

I discovered this via Food Gawker. It was love at first sight.
I'm pretty sure I started salivating at the picture. I had to have it. Immediately.
Made it for dinner tonight, and, for something so fancy-pants, it is shockingly easy. Mix your stuffing, salt and pepper chicken, stuff chicken, cook chicken, the end. Thirty minutes tops.


This comes with a warning, however: avoid if you do not like goat cheese. Cause this is cheesy--as in goat-cheese-y. My favorite. The hubs's fav? mmm not so much, but he liked it, would eat it again. I, however, would DEVOUR it again. And again. And maybe one more time for good measure. Tender chicken, and a rich, creamy, flavor-filled stuffing? Oh, come to mama. Oh, and a plus? One serving is just over 200 calories. I reiterate: come to mama!



You can find the original recipe here. Definitely check it out! So much yumminess.


Ingredients: 
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, sliced
  • 3-5 ounces goat cheese (the only container I found at my local grocery store was 5 oz, and it worked well)
  • 1 slice bacon, cooked & crumbled (I used the precooked, precrumbled bacon for recipes or salads)
  • 4 (6-oz) skinless, boneless, chicken breast halves
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
 Directions:
  1.  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix your goat cheese, bacon, and onion together in a bowl
  3. Salt and pepper chicken. 
  4. Cut a one-inch slit (roughly) in the thick end of each chicken half. Stuff each chicken half equally with the cheese mixture. Secure with toothpicks (or toothpick halves--I cut them in half after inserting them)
  5. Heat a large oven-proof skillet (if it's iron and/or has metal handles, it's oven-proof; if it's a Teflon skillet, check the bottom or manual) then add canola oil and chicken. 
  6. Saute chicken for about 4 minutes (or, if you're not sure how to saute--like me until I found the video in the link--let your chicken sit, no flipping, until it looks about halfway cooked from the bottom up; trust me, it still turns out wonderfully). 
  7. After sauteing, flip chicken and place the skillet inside the oven. Cook for about 12 minutes. 
  8. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. 
  9. DEVOUR IT
 Enjoy, lovelies!

2 comments:

  1. looks amazing. love your blog!

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  2. Gosh, stuffed chicken is SO underrated and always just delish. Adore.

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