Bacon, Goat Cheese & Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast

Serve these these delicious, tender chicken breasts stuffed with bacon, goat cheese, and basil, with balsamic vinegar drizzled over the top tonight. You’ll never go back to plain ol’ chicken breasts again!

For this recipe, you will need an oven-safe skillet.

 

Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast
Bacon, Goat Cheese & Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts
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Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25-30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25-30 Minutes
Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast
Bacon, Goat Cheese & Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts
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You'll never go back to plain ol' chicken breasts after eating these stuffed chicken breasts!
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25-30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Servings 15 Minutes
Cook Time
25-30 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook the bacon, divide the goat cheese into 4 equal parts, and tear the basil into smaller pieces.
    Basil, Goat Cheese, and Bacon
  2. Butterfly the chicken by running a sharp knife horizontally through the thickest part of each breast. Place one hand on top of the breast to stabilize while holding the knife parallel to the work surface while cutting. Do not cut all the way through. Open the breast so both halves can lie flat. Season the exposed surface with salt and pepper.
  3. Add 1/4 of the goat cheese, crumbled bacon, and sliced basil leaves to each breast.
  4. Fold the breasts in half so the cheese mixture is surrounded by chicken breast on the bottom, back and top. Secure with long wooden toothpicks, if desired.
  5. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large oven-safe skillet. Once hot, add the stuffed chicken breasts to the pan to sear. Once browned on the bottom, carefully turn each breast over and repeat on the other side. Season top and bottom with salt and pepper, if desired, during this process.
    Chicken Stuffed Breasts in Skillet
  6. Place skillet in preheated oven and cook until an instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees when inserted, approximately 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cover until ready to serve.
The Balsamic Glaze
  1. A few minutes before removing the chicken from the oven, start making the balsamic glaze. Heat balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat. Stir while heating until the vinegar is reduced to about 1/3 of its original volume. It will form a thick, syrupy consistency when it is ready.
  2. To serve, place a stuffed chicken breast on each plate and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
    Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast
Cook's Notes

Pairs well with a mixed green salad or roasted vegetables!

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