Monday, April 19, 2010

Chicken Breast Stuffed With Cheese And Wrapped In Bacon... Did you just die at the sound of that?

Here's probably one of the most delicious thing's you'll ever eat yet you'll think it's something just restaurants can make. However, you're pretty pathetically mistaken, sir/madam.
Here's this great recipe that I make, each time I want to cook something special with less than fancy ingredients, with a more than fancy name ;)
Chicken Breast Stuffed with Cheese and Wrapped in Bacon (ooooh yumm)

You'll need:
-4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, and tenderized
-4 large basil leaves
-1 large ball of mozzarella, sliced
-12 strips of bacon
-Salt and pepper
-Olive oil

Once you have them all in front of you, start this way:

-Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
-Rub the chicken with oil, salt and pepper.
-Place a piece of basil and a slice of mozzarella on one half of the chicken breast.
-Fold the other half over top the mozzarella and basil.
-Wrap the fold chicken breast with three strip of bacon and affix them with toothpicks to the chicken breast. This will also keep -the fold closed.
-Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet and in a pre-heated oven, 400-degree oven for 15 minutes.

And that's the end of it. Really. It's so easy. Leave it in the oven for a while, please. Keep poking it to see whether it's done or not. You might find a lot of, well, water-y stuff in the container/plate you might put it in, but don't panic, thats just the chicken and the cheese excreting their juices. (sounds yummie, eh?) Just pick up a piece and start eating and be wary of the toothpicks.
This serves four so one for each member of the family unless you're just three, in which case the father or the boy/man of the house tends to eat a lot so the extra piece, is theirs. Good luck fighting over it. The lioness always gets the leftovers, it's a fact. :)

Bon Appetite!

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