Thursday, July 3, 2008

Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Blue Cheese and Pecans

Chicken is a one of the main dishes cooked in our house.  We are always looking for new and tasty ways to prepare it.  A few days ago I was looking on the internet for different chicken recipes and I came across this one.  I followed it step by step for the most part but I did add a few touches of my own. 

It turned out absolutely incredible and I know we will definitely be having this again and again!!!

Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Blue Chees and Pecans

Ingredients:

4 Pieces boneless, skinless chicken breast

Salt and Pepper

1 Cup blue cheese crumbles

2 Scallions sliced on bias

4 Slices of bacon

1 Tablespoon EVOO

2 Tablespoons butter

2 Tablespoons all purpose flour

1 Cup chicken stock

1/2 Cup 1/2 &1/2 or Cream

2 Tablespoons grainy mustard

 Directions:

Heat oven to 375

Butterfly chicken by cutting across breast (not totally through).  Place chicken on parchment or wax paper and open breast up and top with another piece of wax or parchment paper.  Pound lightly between.  Pull paper away and salt and pepper chicken.

Cover seasoned chicken with bluse cheese, pecans and scallions. (I also added cranberries)


Roll the chicken, wrap each roll with bacon and secure with toothepicks.  Season outside of rolls with salt and pepper.

Heat olive oil  in skillet, brown chicken evenly all over (5-6 min).


Transfer chicken to baking sheet and cook in oven 10 minutes. 

Melt butter in same pan, whisk in flour, cook 1 minute then add chicken stock.  Let thicken then stir in 1/2 & 1/2, mustard and salt and pepper.

 


Pour sauce over chicken and serve.

                                                        


Recipe Source: Rachael Ray Food Network

1 comment:

Joelen said...

The addition of cranberries look great! I love the flavor combo of blue cheese & bacon... and your mustard sauce sounds great too :)

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