- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1to1 1/4 lbs)
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 4 pieces
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika (optional)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2⁄3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons parsley, Finely chopped
- With a sharp knife, cut a pocket into the thickest side of each chicken breast. Stuff each half with 1/4 of the bacon and a piece of cheese. Seal with a toothpick.
- Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper and paprika.
- Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook 4 minutes per side, until browned.
- Reduce hea t to medium-low; cover and cook 10 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
- Remove from skillet and cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
- Stir cornstarch into chicken broth with a fork until dissolved.
- Add to skillet and bring to a boil, scrapping up browned bits on bottom of skillet. Cook 3 minutes, until sauce is thickened.
- Add chopped parsley.
- To serve, spoon over chicken.
Love, Love, Love this recipe. I followed the recipe to the letter, since to me that is the only way to fairly rate a recipe. Its perfect as is.. Thank you for posting
"We really love it," says 6 yr. old Joel. We wrapped the chicken breasts with the bacon, as some advised, and baked it in the oven not making the gravy, since our family isn't into gravy. The paprika added nice color but not much flavor -- I'll probably add more next time. And we dumped a LOT of shredded cheddar on top, as well as loading the insides of the chicken with more than the recommended amount of sharp cheddar. Very tasty.
This was a great quick dinner. I added some Italian Seasoning and it tasted great! Thanks for the recipe!