2. Bacon Wrapped Pesto Stuffed Chicken
Crisp bacon keeps chicken breasts juicy and flavorful. Experiment with different kinds of bacon, prosciutto, and Serrano ham for an even bigger flavor punch.
- Cuisine: American;
- Category: Sauce;
- Serves: 1-2;
- Prep Time: 5 min;
- Cook time: 30 min;
- Nutrition Per Serving: 453;
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup prepared basil pesto
- 8 slices of your favorite bacon
- ½ cup shredded Pecorino cheese
- Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven 400. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of pesto onto each chicken breast. Sprinkle shredded cheese over pesto sauce and roll up the breasts, keeping the sauce and cheese in the middle. Wrap two bacon slices around each breast, securing with toothpicks. Place in a baking dish and bake for about 25 minutes, or until juices run clear.
Tired of the same old pork chops? This recipe adapts well to the other white meat, as well. Simply butterfly a double cut pork chop, stuff with the pesto and cheese, wrap in thick-cut bacon, and bake until done.