Scrumdelicious chicken dinner and it's super easy to make. Juicy chicken breasts stuffed with sweet apples, crispy bacon and sharp cheddar cheese.
Keyword apple, bacon, chicken
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 55minutes
Servings 4stuffed chicken pockets
Author Lyuba Brooke
4boneless skinless chicken breasts
1medium applesweet, peeled and cored
10crispy bacon strips
4-5ozsharp cheddar cheese(block)
About 2 more oz of cheese for toppinggrated
Fresh cracked black pepper
Some vegetable oil for the baking dish
Preheat oven to 350.
Dice apples and bacon and mix it together in a bowl. Set aside a couple of bacon strips to top off the chicken in the end.
Slice cheese into about 1/8 inch slices.
To easily tenderize chicken, place a chicken breast in a large zip-lock bag and pound it with meat tenderizer (aka the meat hammer) on each side until thinned. Be careful not to hit it too hard so you don't have any holes in the chicken. Also, don't make it too thin or it will rip while you are trying to roll it with stuffing.
Repeat with remaining chicken breasts, one at a time.
Salt and pepper each chicken breast to taste.
Place two slices of cheese in the center of chicken breast. Add some apple/bacon mixture on top of cheese. You'll have to judge how much stuffing to add by the size of the chicken. Each breast varies in size and you should be able to bring edges together with just a little overlap. Once you closed the chicken, place it in a greased baking dish (I use cast iron skillet), seam down.
Repeat with remaining chicken. Add a little more salt and pepper on top.
Bake chicken for 30-35 minutes.
Spread some grated cheddar cheese on top of each chicken pocket and sprinkle some diced bacon over it.
Bake for about 5 more minutes.
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