Bacon-wrapped chicken with Philly cheese

11 January 2008

In keeping with cooking quick and simple but healthy meal, this recipe pretty much “cook itself” while leaving me time to multitask on something else. Exactly what I need right now given I have just decided to devote my next three weeks to work, work and work. The reason is a rather selfish one : I want to take a few days off to Paris and at the same time not feeling guilty about the time out.

Ingredients (for one, easily multipled):

  • A breast of chicken
  • Some sundried tomatoes
  • Two of slices of bacon
  • Philadelphia cheese (I like the one with chives)
  • Salad with dressing of choice

Preheat the oven to 180C. Meanwhile, slice the breast of chicken across the width but not completely, and open at the “hinge”. Spread with Philly cheese (amount depending on your liking really) on one side, and top it with sundried tomatoes. Close it over and wrap with bacon on the outside. Secure with toothpicks (presoaked in water so it won’t burn) and place on an aluminium/tin foil. Form a bag and secure the edges together, and put into the oven to cook for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

Serve with salad and the melted Philly as sauce.

I like cooking this way because the chicken remains tender without drying out on the outside, and there is very little oil to the dish. Those who are diet conscious could always use the light version of Philly without losing out on the taste. As I mentioned earlier, this recipe can be multiplied very easily, and you could also be creative with the filling and substitute the sundried tomatoes with something else. Or nothing even.

You can also serve this with rice, or boiled vegetables, or potatoes. Whatever in your pantry, it’s not a fussy dish. Enjoy! 😉

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4 Responses to “Bacon-wrapped chicken with Philly cheese”

  1. med said

    tomatoes, cheese and bacons….yummiess

    no picture? hehehe…have a great weekend 😉

  2. alexalynn said

    nope, i was too hungry… 😳

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