I was searching for a recipe that included cream cheese for this months Iron Diva Challenge and made a few minor adjustments to a recipe I found on All Recipes.com.
Cream cheese and bacon...Sounds good to me :)
Cheesy Chivey Chicken
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons dried chives
1 clove garlic, minced
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast pounded thin
4 slices bacon
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Precook bacon for a few minutes (microwave, pan, oven...whatever you want)This will just ensure that it gets crispier as it cooks in the oven because lets face it -crispy bacon is happy bacon.
2.In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, chives, and garlic. Divide the mixture into 4 balls.
3.Place 1 cream cheese ball in the center of each chicken breast(that you have already pounded thin). Roll the chicken over the cream cheese, wrap with a slice of bacon (that you have precooked a bit), and secure with toothpicks. Arrange the chicken in a baking dish. Pour the butter over the chicken.
4.Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
5. Broil for a few minutes at the end for a crispy finish to the bacon.
Pictures will be posted soon.
Until next dinner...