Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breasts


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I am all about easy dinners. This dish was perfect for us. I usually make enough food to have at least two servings of leftovers for lunch the next day. Not all of us will eat leftovers but there are a few dishes we end up fighting over who gets the leftovers this dish was one of them!

I would even recommend making the stuffing the night before you plan on using it to give the time for the flavors to meld. Even though you can make the stuffing and use immediately they will be much stronger and taste even better if allowed to sit at least 2-3 hours or overnight.

Verdict:

I wish that you could capture smells and tastes with pictures because this dish did not photograph well but it tasted amazing. It is cheese, bacon, onion and garlic! All of our favorite flavors together.

I served this with green beans, green salad and baked potato wedges to complete the meal.

Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breasts

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Time: 20 minutes prep. and 1 hour 25-35 minutes baking time
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs. chicken breasts
  • 12 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz. bacon, cooked to crunchy and crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon + garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 eggs, beaten on plate
  • bread crumbs, for coating on plate
  • flour, for coating on plate

Directions:

  1. Mix softened cream cheese, bacon, garlic powder (additional to taste), and onion in a small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours, if possible.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 13 x 9 casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  3. Slice chicken breasts to create a small pocket in the thickest part in the chicken.
  4. Stuff pocket with 1-2 tablespoons of cheese mixture.
  5. Once all chicken is stuffed coat each chicken breast in flour. Then dip in beaten egg. Lastly coat chicken with bread crumbs. Place chicken in pan.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes and turn chicken over carefully. Use tongs on sides of chicken do not squeeze from top and bottom or stuffing will ooze out.
  7. Bake for another 20-30 minutes until chicken is cooked through. If desired, place chicken under broiler to brown a bit more.
  8. Remove pan from oven and allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

 

10 Comments Add yours

  1. I am glad you can’t post smells, I would be in trouble now. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Lol!

      Like

  2. kirstencrothers says:

    This is soooo perfect for a winters night!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Now that the snow is falling it definitely is! Thank you!

      Like

  3. ladybug165 says:

    I’m going to try this for sure ! It looks delicious !😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! The cheesy bacon in the center is also goid as a warmed dip on crackers if you add cheddar cheese to it!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. MMM cheese and bacon, you can’t go wrong with that combo!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks! Yes, I love my bacon!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Tareau Barron says:

    Looks Hella good. I gotta stay away from it though

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I soooo understand!

      Liked by 1 person

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