You can't go wrong with this recipe for Cheddar Bacon Wrapped Chicken. It's a super simple, tasty dinner idea with only three ingredients!
A while ago I was looking for a recipe I thought that I had posted a few years back for Cheddar Bacon Wrapped Chicken and couldn't find it anywhere! Then I remembered I had this idea to share a monthly recipe in my newsletter that was for that audience only.
Great idea, but it really wasn't very convenient since I couldn't find recipes easily. And of course those of you who don't subscribe to my newsletter (which I send out once a week ) never saw them at all. 🙁
It was a real shame too because I had some pretty tasty recipes in those newsletters. So I decided to pull them all out of "hiding" and will be posting those recipes here on the blog so they can be easily found once again. To start with, I took one of our favorites...Cheddar Bacon Wrapped Chicken.
For years, I rarely ate bacon because I used to get really bad migraines from the nitrates commonly found in cured pork products. Honestly, I think I just poisoned my system when I was in college and used to eat platefuls of bacon topped with maple syrup. Live and learn I guess.
Anyway, now that you can purchase uncured bacon, I no longer seem to get the debilitating migraines I used to. I also usually only allow myself to eat bacon no more than once a week; which I'm sure helps too.
One night I was in a hurry to make dinner and had taken out some boneless chicken breasts. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to make with them and starting rifling through my refrigerator for ideas.
Shredded cheddar cheese and bacon popped out at me at once and to make a dinner using only three ingredients was definitely a bonus in my book!
How do you make Cheddar Bacon Wrapped Chicken?
Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees; then cut the chicken in half horizontally and flatten with a meat tenderizer until the pieces are uniform in size.
Next, sprinkle some shredded cheddar cheese in the center, roll up the chicken; then wrap one piece of bacon around the chicken. Repeat for all pieces; then place in an oven safe baking dish. (If needed, use can use toothpicks to help seal the chicken).
Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until chicken is coked through (at least 165 degrees internal temperature..I prefer 180 degrees F) and bacon is crisp.
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Cheddar Bacon Wrapped Chicken
- 6 thin sliced boneless chicken breasts
- 6 slices uncooked bacon
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Sprinkle some cheese in the center of a piece of chicken, roll up the chicken; then wrap one piece of bacon around the chicken. Repeat for all pieces; then place in an oven safe baking dish. If needed, use toothpicks to help seal the chicken.
- Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until chicken is coked through and bacon is crisp.
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