Simple Chicken Stuffed With Bacon And Spinach
Recipe type: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Roasting
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A delicious and tasty Paleo chicken recipe that the whole family will enjoy and benefit from.
Ingredients
  • 4 Chicken Breasts - Butterfly and pound flat
  • ¾ - 1 Cup (170-230 g) Button Mushrooms – Roughly Chopped
  • 13 Bacon Strips – 5 To Be Used For Stuffing And The Rest For Wrapping
  • 2-2 ½ Cups (450-600 g) Fresh Spinach
  • 2 Garlic Cloves – Minced
  • Salt and Ground Pepper – To Taste
Instructions
  1. • Have your oven ready, preheat to 350°F or 180°C. You will also need to prepare a baking tray lined with parchment paper and set it aside for later.
  2. • You can have the chicken breasts butterflied by the butcher or you can do it yourself. You simply need to cut the chicken breasts in half but do not go all the way through and then open them.
  3. • Place a plastic wrap on top of the butterflied chicken and pound using a meat mallet or rolling pin until each one is flat.
  4. • Place a skillet or large frying pan over a medium to high heat. Place five strips of bacon in the frying pan or skillet when it is hot. Cook bacon on both sides, making sure that the bacon is crispy.
  5. • Place the cooked bacon on some paper towels to help get rid of any excess fat. Let the bacon cool and dice immediately when cooled.
  6. • Pour out some of the bacon fat from the skillet or frying pan, leaving about 3 tablespoons in. Add the minced garlic and mushrooms and cook over a medium to high heat.
  7. • When the mushrooms start to soften, add the spinach.
  8. • Add salt and pepper to the spinach. Cover the skillet or frying pan and cook until the spinach begins to wilt.
  9. • Once the spinach has wilted, immediately remove the skillet or pan from the heat.
  10. • Add the diced bacon to the spinach, mushrooms, and garlic and stir everything well.
  11. • Get the chicken breasts and place the spinach mixture in the middle of each breast.
  12. • Fold the sides of the chicken over the top of the mixture. This will make a pocket which will hold the spinach mixture in place.
  13. • Wrap the rest of the bacon strips around each chicken breast and seal the bacon wrapped chicken using two toothpicks on each.
  14. • Place your wrapped and stuffed chicken onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the oven for about 18-20 minutes. The length of the cooking time will depend on the thickness of your chicken. The thicker the chicken meat, the longer it will need to cook. The chicken should no longer be pink.
  15. • Once the chicken breasts are cooked, remove from the oven and let them rest.
  16. • Remove the toothpicks from the chicken and serve!
  17. • You can serve this with fresh green salad or some spicy sweet potato wedges. Enjoy!
Recipe by Paleo Living at https://paleoliving.org/simple-chicken-stuffed-with-bacon-and-spinach/