Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bacon and Blue Cheesed Stuffed Chicken

My new favorite toppings on a burger are blue cheese and bacon, two ingredients that I love together. Whether on a burger, in a dip, dressing a salad, or combined with caramelized onions and baked on this appetizer tart, I can't get enough of bacon and blue cheese.

Cold blue cheese is good, but hot and bubbly blue cheese has such an amazing, rich, and strong flavor. I love it, and that love was my inspiration for this chicken dish, something I created as I cooked. It turned out exactly as I wanted, I only wish there was some way to get more stuffing in the chicken!

Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Original Creation
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tbsp blue cheese
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Panko bread crumbs for the stuffing; approximately 3/4 c for the breading
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees; spray a glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Prepare chicken breasts by slitting a pocket in the side, being careful not to cut all the way through. Season lightly with salt and pepper
  • Prepare the stuffing: mix the cooked and crumbled bacon, blue cheese, cream cheese, milk, garlic, and 2 tbsp breadcrumbs.
  • Gently spoon the mixture into each chicken breast. Pinch pocket closed, or reinforce with a toothpick, if desired.
  • Set out breading ingredients in three separate bowls - flour, then the beaten egg, then the Panko breadcrumbs.
  • Dredge chicken in flour, shaking off any excess. Dip in egg. Dip in breadcrumbs to coat. Place in the baking dish.
  • Bake for approximately 18 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, turning on the broiler for the last 2 minutes of cooking.

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  1. This sounds incredible! I love the combo of bacon and blue cheese.

  2. I love stuffing chicken. It is such a great way to add new flavors, it doesn't hurt that I love all of the ingredients!