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Bacon, Goat Cheese & Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts

So Many friends get stressed about stuffing chicken breast, it’s really very simple, here is a step by step on how to do it, of course you can stuff whatever you wish to.

Goat cheese many people make a face when hearing it, if your like feta, Swiss, or Munster you’ll like goat cheese, I promise, goat cheese has become a large demand for it because of it’s flavor reaches out and works well with other ingredients, not to mention the healthy alternatives.

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I know it is rather expensive but Oh the flavor we all have a tendency to go a little further on cost when it comes to food, I do yes I even go out and spend 30.00 for prime rib dinner. as long as I enjoyed it. Lets get started.

 

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This is a buttered flied large beast about 12 Oz.

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Bacon, Goat Cheese & Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts

30 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

Yields serves 4

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Ingredients

  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 6-oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, divided
  • 6 strips of cooked bacon, crispy and crumbled
  • 6 basil leaves, rolled and sliced thin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 c. balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Butterfly the chicken by running a sharp knife horizontally through the thickest part of each breast. Place one hand on top of the breast to stabilize while holding the knife parallel to the work surface while cutting. Do not cut all the way through. Open the breast so both halves can lie flat.
  3. Season the exposed surface with salt and pepper, then add 1/4 of the goat cheese, crumbled bacon, and sliced basil leaves to each breast. Fold the breasts in half so the cheese mixture is surrounded by chicken breast on the bottom, back and top. Secure with long wooden toothpicks, if desired.
  4. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large oven-safe skillet. Once hot, add the stuffed chicken breasts to the pan to sear. Once browned on the bottom, carefully turn each breast over and repeat on the other side. Season top and bottom with salt and pepper, if desired, during this process.
  5. Place skillet in preheated oven and cook until an instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees when inserted, approximately 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cover until ready to serve.
  6. A few minutes before removing the chicken from the oven, start making the balsamic glaze. Heat balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat. Stir while heating until the vinegar is reduced to about 1/3 of its original volume. It will form a thick, syrupy consistency when it is ready.
  7. To serve, place a stuffed chicken breast on each plate and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Pairs well with a mixed green salad or roasted vegetables.

Notes

you do have to use balsamic over top, as we suggest it goes very well with the goat cheese, use a light cream sauce if you wish.

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gluten free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free
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I love the broccoli and a little arugula salad with red peppers, very tasty as well as healthy, choose large breast for those big eaters, just allow more time to cook this meal may not go well with younger eaters save this for a private dinner with your hubby or wife, I think many men enjoy cooking as much as women, and is so much more enjoyable together and the cleanup TOO.  A little sweets are very good now.

 

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