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How To Bake Stuffed Chicken Breast

How To Bake Stuffed Chicken Breast

There are so many dishes that you can make with chicken breasts that are healthy and delicious. In this post, we will show you how to bake stuffed chicken breast filled with a delectable cheesy spinach mixture and coated in smoky bacon.

Butterflying A Chicken

“Butterflying” is a simple method of removing the chicken’s backbone with kitchen shears. This technique is as easy as 1-2-3. Your entire culinary experience will change after you learn how to butterfly a bird.

When chicken is butterflied, it cooks much faster than usual. That implies you’ll be finished in less than an hour. As a result, dinner is ready in nearly no time!

You don’t need any extra equipment to butterfly a chicken. Simple poultry scissors can be used. When handling chicken meat, it’s always ideal to use a plastic board because it can be wiped and disinfected in the dishwasher after each use.

If you don’t have scissors or shears, an extremely sharp knife can be substituted. The knife must be razor-sharp in order to avoid slipping and hurting yourself.

Follow These Steps to Butterfly a Chicken

  • Place the whole chicken, breast-side down, legs facing you, on a chopping board. Cut the backbone out with your poultry shears. If you don’t have shears, a fairly sharp steak knife will suffice.
  • Hold the chicken tail in one hand and cut the backbone on one side all the way to the neck. Repeat the cutting process on the other side of the backbone until the backbone is gone.
  • Turn the bird over to the front side and cut the collarbone in half. To flatten the chicken, turn it breast-side up and press firmly in between the breasts with your palm until you hear the cracking sound.

How To Bake Stuffed Chicken Breast

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1¼ to 1½ pounds)
  • ½ cup Swiss cheese, shredded (2 oz)
  • ½ cup ham, coarsely chopped (2 oz)
  • 3 teaspoons melted butter
  • ¾ cup panko crispy bread crumbs (Italian style)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place spinach in a nonstick pan over medium heat and chop. Stir until the spinach has wilted.
  • Stir in the cream cheese until it is melted and creamy. Allow to cool completely. If you don’t want to add anything inside the chicken, you can just add a little lemon.
  • Butterfly the chicken breast (so it opens like a book) and pound it to a thickness of 12 inches.
  • Top each breast with one slice of swiss cheese and the spinach mixture. Wrap chicken tightly around the spinach and cheese. Wrap 2 pieces of bacon around each breast and fasten with toothpicks. If desired, season with cajun or chicken seasoning.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes on a baking sheet.

How To Bake Stuffed Chicken Breast

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1¼ to 1½ pounds)
  • ½ cup Swiss cheese shredded (2 oz)
  • ½ cup ham coarsely chopped (2 oz)
  • 3 teaspoons melted butter
  • ¾ cup panko crispy bread crumbs Italian style

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place spinach in a nonstick pan over medium heat and chop. Stir until the spinach has wilted.
  • Stir in the cream cheese until it is melted and creamy. Allow to cool completely. If you don’t want to add anything inside the chicken, you can just add a little lemon.
  • Butterfly the chicken breast (so it opens like a book) and pound it to a thickness of 12 inches.
  • Top each breast with one slice of swiss cheese and the spinach mixture. Wrap chicken tightly around the spinach and cheese. Wrap 2 pieces of bacon around each breast and fasten with toothpicks. If desired, season with cajun or chicken seasoning.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes on a baking sheet.

What Goes With Stuffed Chicken Breast?

When you’re making and serving a show-stopping main meal like baked stuffed chicken breasts, you can keep the sides simple. Sweet corn cake, baked potato wedges with garlic mushroom, and garlic snap peas with Boursin cheese and bacon are some good choices.

Green beans, almondine, smashed brussels sprouts, and even roasted frozen broccoli are all excellent options. You can put cheese on top of any or all of them; any kind will do as long as it melts thoroughly. Mozzarella is a good option, but do what you like.

How To Stuff The Chicken 

You can stuff chicken in a few different ways. The first method is cutting a pocket in the side of a chicken breast with a sharp knife. You’ll need a reasonably thick piece of chicken breast to complete this. Insert the tip of your knife into the thickest area of the breast and continue cutting down lengthwise with your knife parallel to the cutting board. You can ask your butcher to do this for you right at the meat counter in some places.

Butterflying your chicken is the second approach. You can buy pre-butterflied chicken in some stores or ask your butcher to prepare it for you at the meat counter. To make it yourself, cut your chicken in half with a sharp knife so that it folds open like a butterfly’s wings. To keep the piece intact, you’ll need to be careful not to cut all the way through.

Perfect For Keto

A keto diet is low in carbohydrates and rich in proteins and fat. This recipe of baked and stuffed chicken breast is sure to add in the keto factor all while being as delicious as it gets. Spinach and cheese are major factors in the keto side of cooking.

The ketogenic diet may aid weight loss in a variety of ways, including by increasing metabolism and decreasing appetite. Ketogenic diets consist of foods that fill you up and may help you lose weight by lowering hunger-stimulating hormones. Following a keto diet may help you lose weight by reducing your hunger.

The Takeaway

Keep any leftovers refrigerated for up to 5 days in an airtight container. Warm in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit until thoroughly warmed. This dish is perfect for people who are looking for low-effort options which are tasty as well as healthy!

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