Bacon wrapped chicken breasts, stuffed with spinach and goat cheese

Bacon wrapped chicken breasts, stuffed with spinach and goat cheese 

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The Stuff you need:

  • 10 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained dry
  • 12 pieces bacon cooked to soft, and drained (pliable enough to wrap the stuffed breasts in)
  • 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 1- 8 oz pkg cream cheese softened
  • 8 oz shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonaise

What to do with the Stuff:

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Use a large skillet that you cooked the bacon in – use approx 4TBS of the bacon grease- or olive oil
  • Sautee garlic, onion, then add spinach to pan; cook 2-3 minutes to warm through spinach remove from heat
  • In the pan, combine the spinach mixture, with the cheeses, add lemon pepper, crushed red peppers, salt, pepper
  • Cut a horizontal slit through the thickest portion of each chicken breast to butterfly
  • Spread fair amount on each breast (2TBS)
  • Roll around cheese mixture to form a ball
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper
  • Wrap stuffed breasts tightly with softened bacon strips to completely cover the stuffed chicken breast
  • Place in lightly greased pan
  • To the remaining spinach /cheese mixture, (and any leftover bacon if you have-chopped) add sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice and hot sauce, mix well
  • Pour sauce over top, bake at 375° for 50 min
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