After you consider this Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast, you won’t want any other kind of chicken. Properly seasoned and bursting with cream cheese, mozzarella, and bacon, this will be your new favored meal! Our other favourite stuffed chicken recipes are Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken, Spinach Stuffed Chicken, and Stuffed Buffalo Chicken!
Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
Initial of all, bacon and cream cheese stuffed into anything is a winner in my guide. If you enjoy bacon and cream cheese, make confident to examine out Bacon Jalapeno Poppers and Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Bites. I have been creating appetizers like this for an eternity and I made a decision that I desired to include a little much more protein to my favorites. So, chicken stuffed with the stuff should be good, correct? Right!
How to Make this Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe
To make this stuffed chicken recipe, let’s commence by gathering the required equipment. You will require 3 tiny bowls, a plate, a whisk, a cutting board, and a sharp knife. Set the 3 small bowl out. In the 1st bowl, you will whisk together your eggs. The 2nd bowl will have bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder. Our last bowl is for our cream cheese mixture (cream cheese, garlic powder, mozzarella, and (my favourite) bacon). The plate (or broad bowl) need to include your flour. Set all of this aside because ahead of you can go any even more, you have to butterfly the chicken breasts.
How to Butterfly a Chicken Breast
Starting with the cutting board, we are going to butterfly the chicken. If you have by no means done this prior to, there are a couple of alternatives. You can inquire the fine staff behind the meat counter to do this for you. They do it for cost-free. Otherwise, you can do it the old-fashioned way, with a knife. Primarily, butterflying a chicken indicates that you are going to lower the chicken in half with out entirely separating it. It is essentially a way to make the chicken thinner and longer (and way simpler to things). With one hand on the prime of the chicken breast and the other on the knife, gently lower through the thickest portion of the chicken, but end ahead of you minimize all of the way via. The top and the bottom of the chicken ought to remain together, folding out into a butterfly shape.
Stuffed Chicken Breast Prep
Now that you have your set up ready to go, you can put together the stuffed chicken. Stuff every chicken breast with the cream cheese mixture and near the chicken breast the very best you can. I have identified that it performs just as effectively to spread the cream cheese mixture out prior to closing it. You can secure with toothpicks if you want, but you don’t need to. Dip and cover every breast in flour, then egg, and last but not least the breadcrumb mixture. Spot each chicken breast on a baking dish and set them in the oven for 30-45 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165° F.
Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast
In my view, baking this dish is genuinely the only way to go. The crispy outside of the chicken pairs nicely with the creamy contents baked into the inside of the chicken. An additional option would be to wrap the chicken in bacon, in addition to including it to the filling. You have to be cautious with timing carrying out it this way due to the fact dependent on the thickness of your bacon, it may come out a minor soggy. I have cooked this way and I usually pop the bacon in the oven for about 10 minutes ahead of I wrap it around the chicken. This pre-cooks the bacon, offering it a greater possibility of crisping up throughout the baking procedure. Side note although, I like my bacon crispy.