Bacon & Spinach Stuffed Chicken

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Hasselback your chicken by cutting shallow slits into your chicken breasts (don’t cut all the way through!) and stuff each slit with bacon and a creamy spinach and artichoke filling. It will make your weeknight chicken dinner sing!

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Bacon & Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Bacon & Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Yields: 4 servings

Prep Time: 0 hours 15 mins

Total Time: 0 hours 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt
  • 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

Directions

  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.

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Bacon & Spinach Stuffed Chicken

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