You’re looking at fresh spinach and mozzarella stuffed chicken wrapped in meat candy (aka bacon). Chicken bores easily, so why not dress it up and make it a little fancy? I served this with roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli. The entire meal took about 40 minutes to make. Check it out below.
Roasting potatoes are easy. First cut four large potatoes into cubes and let them soak for about 30 minutes. Skip peeling them and benefit from the skin’s nutrients. Then drain them and add them to a roasting pan. Drizzle with coconut oil and season with your favorite spices. I used parsley, sea salt, pepper, red pepper, and oregano. Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. You want them soft and golden.
Two large chicken breast and 4 pieces of bacon will feed 3 to 4 people. Using a long sharp knife cut a deep pocket into the middle of the chicken. Try to make the pocket as wide as possible. Then stuff the chicken with the spinach and mozzarella alternating each layer. Repeat that process until the chicken is stuffed to the top.
Are you rinsing your chicken? If so STOP. Rinsing your meat does more harm than good. Here’s why. When you wash your chicken in your sink, dangerous bacteria spreads to surrounding areas like your faucet handles and counter tops, which can make you and your family sick.
When you cook your chicken, the heat (165 degrees) kills off all harmful bacteria so it doesn’t make a difference if your chicken has been rinsed or not. Don’t take the chance of splashing harmful bacteria around your kitchen for no reason.
After you’ve stuffed the chicken, wrap it with bacon until most of it is covered. I used two slices for each chicken breast.
Next season your meat. I used a pinch of salt, a few shakes of oregano and a generous portion of black and red pepper. Then place your chicken on the grill and let it cook for approximately 10-12 minutes on each side. The middle temperature should read 165 degrees.
Remove your meat from the grill and let it settle for 5 minutes. After that, slice your meat and serve. Warning! Your chicken may not make it to the plate after you watch the mozzarella ooze from the center. It’ll be so tempting to start tasting before you make to the table.
If you’re not into pork bacon, substitute it with turkey bacon. It’s not something I’d do, but it’s an option. I love my bacon.
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