Bacon & Blue Cheese Potato Stuffed Chicken Breasts #5FIX

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

5-Ingredient Fix Contest Entry. I love the flavors of blue cheese, bacon, and green onions together and by putting them in the wonderful traditional mashed potatoes and stuffing them into chicken breasts make a dish the family will love, and it's even elegant enough for those special dinners!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon until well done and crispy. Remove to paper towels to blot, then crumble and set aside. Reserve the bacon drippings in the skillet.
  3. Trim chicken breasts of any fat and cut a wide lengthwise slit in the center of the side of the chicken breast, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes, bacon crumbles, blue cheese, and half of the sliced green onions. Mix with a wooden spoon until blended. Spoon about ¼ cup of the potato mixture into the slit in the chicken breast and secure with long tooth picks. Place remaining potato mixture into a greased baking dish.
  5. Over medium high to high heat, in the same skillet with the reserved bacon drippings, brown the chicken breasts on both sides until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Turn with tongs and be careful to keep potato mixture inside the chicken breasts. Place stuffed chicken breasts in a baking dish and cover with foil.
  6. Place chicken and remaining mashed potato casserole in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake both dishes another 20- 25 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, place on a platter. Pour pan drippings over chicken, tent with foil and let rest for 7-10 minutes. Garnish chicken breasts and extra casserole with remaining green onion slices. Serve stuffed chicken breasts and pass remaining mashed potato casserole.