You’ve invited that someone special over.
You want to impress them with your culinary skills but can hardly boil water without boiling it away and scalding the pot (like we would know anything about that).
This is one of those meals that not only tastes really (really) delicious, but it looks amazing and will surely score you some points as you’re maybe trying to “score” on a new level.
(see what we did there)?
The hardest part about this recipe? Butterfly(ing) the chicken breast and if you’re certain you’re going to screw this up, don’t be afraid to ask your grocer’s butcher to do it for you.
The original recipe comes from Budget Paleo and as always changes were made according to our tastes and preferences.
Paleo Spinach Stuffed Chicken with Bacon
- Boneless Chicken (we used three; butterflied)
- Bacon Slices (we used 7: 3 to wrap chicken, 4 to stuff)
- 2 peppers (seeded and diced)
- 1 Onion (peeled and diced)
- 2 – 3 Cups Spinach
- Garlic (we used 6 cloves)
Preheat oven 375F
A few readers have mentioned that it’s a little difficult to print out the recipe because of all the pictures (We do love taking pictures). One idea we want to try is putting all the pictures at either the beginning or end of the blog post and have the instructions clumped together so you can highlight and copy to a word document.
Let us know if this works better / worse / didn’t really matter.
Separate the bacon used to wrap chicken from the bacon used for stuffing. In a frying pan or skillet add chopped stuffing bacon and cook thoroughly. Remove and in same bacon grease saute garlic / onion / peppers until tender. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Return chopped bacon to frying pan and mix together. Remove from stove top while you prepare chicken.
Butterfly each chicken breast and lay it on top of one slice of bacon (this will make it easier to wrap instead of waiting to wrap after stuffed which we didn’t do and it got a little messy). Spread bacon/veggie evenly on one side of chicken and then close up chicken breast. Wrap bacon around entire chicken breast and place in glass baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (optional).
Bake (uncovered) for about 30 – 35 minutes. Increase temperature to 450 – 500F and brown bacon for about 10 minutes or until browned to your preference.
This particular time we paired it with a simple vegetable so that the “fanciness” of the stuffed chicken really stood out. We’re not sure who we were trying to impress since it was just the two of us but whatever!
~Now that’s good eatin’ folks!