Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spinach Stuffed Chicken With Bacon

10 slices of "clean" bacon, (nitrate, nitrite free, etc.), divided
1/2 cup red onion chopped
4 large garlic cloves chopped
3/4 pound of spinach, chopped
4-5 boneless skinless, organic, free range chicken breast 
dried Thyme

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Take 6 slices of bacon and chop them up into about 1/2 inch pieces and fry them in a med-large skillet until nice and brown.  Then remove the bacon from the pan  and saute the red onion in the bacon grease for a few minutes.  Add in the garlic cloves and saute until the onion is translucent.  Add the spinach, sprinkle with salt and pepper, simmer just until the spinach is wilted nicely, and remove from heat to cool slightly.  Stir in the precooked bacon peices.
Then taking your chicken butterfly each chicken breast and spread filling evenly on one half of each chicken breast.  Then flip the other side of the chicken back over to cover the spinach filling, and wrap each with an additional slice of bacon.  Place in a glass baking dish, sprinkle lightly with salt, pepper and dried Thyme leaves. 
Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 35 minutes, then increase temperature to 500 and bake for 10 minutes more to brown the bacon.  If it is not brown enough you can broil the chicken for a few minutes, but be sure to watch it!  Serve and enjoy.

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  1. This looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing it on Chowstalker!

  2. You're welcome Patty, it was inspired by what I was craving that night. And it hit the spot, we really enjoyed it, so I thought i would pass it on.

  3. Made this tonight & it was a hit!! So delicious! I added baby bella mushrooms.. Will make it again very soon! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us!
    ~ Teresa

    1. Thank you "dreaming", adding bella mushrooms sounds like a great idea! Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. I made this for dinner last night and I'm eating it again for lunch today! It's so good! The whole family loved it! Thank you for sharing!! (I found the recipe on Pinterest)

    - Amanda

  5. Yum! So good! I'll be making it again! I forgot the garlic so I ended up putting some garlic powder over the top before cooking

  6. Amanda, thank you so much for the kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  7. Anonymous, glad you enjoyed it even without the garlic! My daughter is allergic to garlic, so she has I have to make hers without. Personally I love garlic, yummy! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it!

  8. Try this dish big hit

  9. This was really great! I used the same ovensafe pot (Le Crueset) that I cooked the onions and bacon to bake some small potatoes. The leftover bacon fat saturated the potatoes and made the whole meal come together!

  10. Making this for dinner tomorrow im just adding monterey jack cheese and mushrooms wow ;P thanks for recipe <3

  11. What a great and yummy looking chicken breast recipe you got there! Thank you for sharing!