Bacon and spinach stuffed chicken
"entree"Serves 4 | Prep Time 15 min. | Cook Time 50 min
Why I Love This Recipe
great for dinner
Ingredients You'll Need
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Freshly ground black pepper
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. frozen spinach, defrosted and drained
1/3 c. chopped artichoke hearts
1 c. shredded mozzarella, divided
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
4 strips bacon, cut into 4 strips
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1.Preheat oven to 400°. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Make slits widthwise in chicken, being careful not to cut all the way through chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Place on prepared baking sheet.
2. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, spinach, artichokes, and ½ cup of mozzarella. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Fill every other slit with cream cheese mixture and fill remaining slits with a piece of bacon. Sprinkle remaining ½ cup mozzarella on top and drizzle with oil.
3. Bake until chicken is cooked through and bacon is crispy, 35 minutes.