Bacon. Do I have your attention? Bacon, Bacon, Bacon. Raise your hand if you absolutely love bacon! Yes, it's an indulgence. Yes, it's fattening and bad for you. And yes, I still love it and will continue eating it in moderation. So when I thought of my Stuffed Chicken Breast Series, I reached for incredible, irresistible bacon. This bacon ricotta stuffed chicken is simple to make and a much needed flavor injection to boring, old boneless breast of chicken.
The Stuffed Chicken Breast Series: An Easy, Gourmet Treat
But before I get into that, I'd like to welcome you to my Stuffed Chicken Breast Series. Yes, I'm going all in with stuffed chicken breast recipes. Several months ago, I posted an Easy Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu which is my mom's recipe and I've always loved it. So awesome. Now, I want to dedicate some time and attention to more stuffed chicken breast recipes and techniques.
For example, there are methods to choose from. The first is butterfly, stuff & fold, like my cordon bleu. Next option, slice down the top of breast to make a pocket, stuff crumpled tin foil into the pocket, sear it, then add the filling into the pocket. This seems like it will work if you have a creamier filling. Lastly, there is the rolling method: butterfly the breast, pound it thin, lay out/spread your filling onto the chicken, then roll the breast. For this type of technique your filling should lay flat and not be bulky. There are so many exciting combinations and methods to try! Also, yes, there are many more variations on how best to stuff your boneless chicken breast. These are simply a jumping off point!
Boneless Chicken Breast is So Boring: You Gotta Add Bacon and Ricotta
Boneless breast of chicken is relatively boring. There's no flavor and it is not forgiving when overcooked. It will be dry and awful. We need to give boneless breast of chicken a new life! A new identity! Which is why stuffing it with bacon, ricotta, parmesan, garlic and shallots is necessary. We need to make it taste like something. And why not make it taste like all your favorite things? Ricotta and bacon is a winning combination in my book and the perfect remedy to bland white meat chicken.
I will continue posting more stuffed chicken recipes in the coming weeks. I am committed to making bland, white meat chicken taste amazing! If you choose to make this delicious chicken, I will be with you every step of the way. You can follow along with my instructional video.
If You're Obsessed with Stuffing Chicken (Like Me), Try These:
- Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Breast with Tomatoes and Asparagus
- Three-Cheese Stuffed Chicken w/Sausage & Red Sauce
- Stove Top Stuffing Chicken Rolls
- Stuffed Chicken Pepperoni Pizza Bake
- Jalapeno Popper Chicken Wrapped in Bacon
- Cheesy Fajita Stuffed Chicken
- Cranberry Brie Stuffed Chicken
- Stuffed Chicken w/Sun Dried Tomatoes & Sharp Provolone
- Bone-In Stuffed Chicken Breast w/Spinach & Gouda
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