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Friday, February 24, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken - Pinterest Week

It all started one week night when I was trying to
decide what to make for dinner.  I really love to
cook (but not clean up) but I don't love to decide
what we are having.  I decided to just open my
Pinterest Recipe Pantry and choose something.
This Bacon Wrapped Chicken caught my eye
and I had all of the ingredients - that was really important as I
had no intention of running to the store.

When I pound chicken, I place it in a plastic bag,
but not tightly sealed so that the bag doesn't pop
open.  Then I use my french rolling pin to evenly
pound the raw chicken thin.

The recipe called for garlic and chive cream cheese but since I only
had plain cream cheese, I decided to add my own 
flavorings so I chopped a little chives and added some
granulated garlic.

I found the recipe on  Bobby is the author of
Blog Chef and there are so many yummy
comfort food recipes on this site.  Go give it a try.

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

6 boneless skinless chicken breast pieces
(pounded thinly)
8 oz. cream cheese
2-3 T. finely chopped chives
1/4 tsp. granulated garlic
12 pieces partially cooked bacon
(I used the precooked bacon from Costco)
I like to use the precooked or partially cooked
bacon so that the bacon still isn't raw when 
the chicken is done and I don't like wiggly bacon.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  
In a medium bowl mix the cream cheese,
chives and garlic. 

Spread the thinly pounded 
chicken breasts with the cream cheese mix.

Roll the chicken breasts up from the narrow end
and set aside.  
Place the precooked bacon on a plate covered
with a paper towel.  Top with another paper towel and heat
in the microwave for 1 minute to soften the bacon.
Now wrap the bacon around the chicken.
Secure with toothpicks.

Season with a little sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

Bake at 400 for
about 20-25 minutes or until the juices run clear.

(This is the uncooked chicken.  See how the precooked bacon
is already brown and mostly cooked?  You will to just warm 
it up a little in the microwave so it will be flexible enough to
wrap around the chicken.)

Oh, when you slice it open, you get the creamy
goodness of the cream cheese and the salty crunchiness
of the bacon in each savory bite.  Definitely a keeper!
This was delicious and simple and is certainly
company worthy.

I have a lot of people tell me they don't like recipes
they have tried on Pinterest.  I tell them that just 
because the picture looks great doesn't mean the
recipe is going to be great.  Sometimes you may want to
tweak the recipe a little to make it so you like it (like
using the precooked or partially cooked bacon) but 
we thought this recipe was great.

I will post this with 


Sarah said...

Thanks for this recipe. Looks delicious!

Julie Harward said...

Looks delish and easy..thank you! I can't believe you have a cabin right on a ski! Loved that post too. :D

It's me said...

Owww i have hungry now...i need from me...happy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great and kinda fancy for coming together so quickly:@)

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness this is making my mouth water! LOVE it. Def trying it soon.

Rettabug said...

Yum! I'm sure we would like this recipe, Jacqueline!
Thanks for the tip about flattening your chicken...great idea!


Jo said...

This will be on our menu for next week ~ yum! Thanks for sharing.

Enjoy your weekend ~

Gina said...

That looks great and I think my kids would eat it, so that's a plus.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

That is a beautiful plate of chicken. I'm sure it was nice and moist with the cream cheese and the bacon on top.

Barbara F. said...

Jackie, this looks so yummy. I love how you just made your own flavored cream cheese. I like to do that, too. Nice to know the recipes we are pinning actually are tried and true! xo

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks and sounds delish! Thanks for sharing.


Gypsy Heart said...

Looks and sounds delish! Thanks for sharing.


Designs By Pinky said...

Souunds very good, I will definitely make this one. We always use the precooked bacon too, and for the same reasons. Thanks for sharing this recipe. XO, Pinky

kitty said...

It looks really delicious & company-worthy, Jacqueline, but really easy! the picture is making me hungry!!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so great, Jacqueline! I am always looking for chicken recipes because we love it and it can get so boring. I think I've exhausted every good recipe I have. So I'm going to try this! The cream cheese filling sounds great as does the bacon. I don't do Pinterest so thanks for passing this along!


Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

This does look good, Jacqueline! Cream cheese and chicken seems like an odd combination but I like all the ingredients so I'll give it a try. I don't like wiggly bacon either. When I order it in a restaurant I tell them, if it's burned, it's still not too well done! And I agree that many recipes online, not just Pinterest, look better than they taste, especially the big commercial sites. That's why I come here--I have always enjoyed your recommendations. I made the red velvet cake last Christmas to rave reviews!!! Linda

Sue said...

What a yummy choice! A real crowd-pleaser!

chibiaion said...

Simply scrumptious! Would really love to have this special dish for dinner. Yummy.
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Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

This recipe does look delicious! Isn't Pinterest fun? It has opened up a whole new level of the blogging world and my problem now is to monitor how much time I spend there. I get into it and time just flies by.

Erin said...

Oh my heavens! You had me at bacon!!!

I'm having a homemade card swap over on my blog and would love it if you joined us!

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Oh this was a grand find! I'm with you, thinking I've got to make this...this week!!!!! Thanks Jackie.


Oh wow, hubby will love this! I will make it one of this evenings for dinner, thanks for the recipe. Have a wonderful week.

xinex said...

This looks really good, Jacqueline. I will definitely try it. Thanks...Christine

Beth said...

That looks absolutely delicious, Jacqueline. Hope your week is going well. I want to let you know that I made some shamrock cakes based upon your idea for the Valentine Petits Fours. I will be sharing them (and linking back to you) with a blog post on 3/12, and linking to Cuisine Kathleen's Blog crawl as well as a couple of tea parties. They are cute but they aren't professional looking like yours! I had fun with them though and they tasted really good! I am going to take a cake decorating class soon through adult ed soon; looking forward to it.
God bless, Beth

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a beautiful way to dress up a chicken breast! I know my husband would love this preparation since he's both a bacon and cream cheese fan ;)

Red Couch Recipes said...

Bacon, chicken, and cream cheese look great to me! Joni

Laura said...

I tried three pinterest salads on Sunday. They were similar to ones I had made before. Everyone thought the dressings on the family versions were better. Today I made 2 vegan recipes for Taylor's from pinterest...they would have been good with chicken. :-). I'll let you try them first from now on I think and follow you.


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