Balsamic Glazed Bacon Stuffed Chicken

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Bacon Stuffed ChickenA quick chicken breast recipe that uses bacon to enhance its juiciness. Balsamic Glazed Bacon Stuffed Chicken is perfect quick weeknight main served with a salad or simple vegetable side.

As busy as we all are, we are always looking for delicious meals that don’t take a lot of time. And heck, even if we weren’t busy, would we want to be stuck in the kitchen? I know I’d prefer to be doing other things like spending time with my family.

This recipe happens to be one of my favorites. I love pretty much anything that has balsamic or bacon. 

The balsamic really give it that burst of flavor. Also perfect is that balsamic is so flavorful that you don’t have to marinade ahead of time.

I typically serve My Balsamic Glazed Bacon Stuffed Chicken with a side salad, typically Caesar, my favorite.  

This chicken is also great for meal prep. I typically make 2 batches, one for that night’s dinner and the other for lunches. The batch for lunches I chop up and serve on a salad or a cauliflower rice bowl. If you’re searching for simple chicken recipes and love quick, homemade company-worthy meals, then you seriously need to make this recipe!

 

WHAT ARE GOOD SIDE DISHES FOR THE BALSAMIC GLAZED BACON STUFFED CHICKEN?

My family loves this chicken paired with cauliflower mash,  cauliflower mac n’ cheese, and sauteed green beans or a salad. If you’re really busy, you can serve just a salad with it in a pinch. 

Let me know what you think!

Keto Balsamic Glazed Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Keto Balsamic Glazed Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
A quick chicken breast recipe that uses bacon to enhance its juiciness. Perfect quick weeknight main served with a salad or simple vegetable side.

Ingredients

  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 6-oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, divided
  • 6 strips of cooked bacon, crispy and crumbled
  • 6 basil leaves, rolled and sliced thin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 c. balsamic vinegar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

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, then add 1/4 of the goat cheese, crumbled bacon, and sliced basil leaves to each breast. 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.

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.

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.

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.

To serve, place a stuffed chicken breast on each plate and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Pairs well with a mixed green salad or roasted vegetables.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 552 Total Fat 25g Saturated Fat 9g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 14g Cholesterol 175mg Sodium 635mg Carbohydrates 11g Fiber 0g Sugar 10g Protein 64g
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