Stuffed Chicken Breast

Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

We typically just roast a whole chicken in the slow-cooker or rotisserie style and make broth with the bones, but occasionally I’ll splurge on organic & free range chicken breast and this is one of my go-to recipes.

This is a mixture of chicken cordon bleu and baked chicken. I included instructions in the recipe for making this with loaded cauliflower (like loaded baked potato, but better!), so it is a complete meal in 2 pans and 1 hour! If you don’t want the loaded cauliflower, just leave off the ingredients starting with cauliflower.

Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

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Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

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Yield 4 stuffed chicken breasts

Simple baked stuffed chicken breast with loaded cauliflower is a simple and easy meal idea.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Slice each chicken breast almost in half, leaving a small amount connected around one outside edge to make a pocket.
  3. Roll a slice of ham around each slice of cheese if using, and stuff it into the pocket in the chicken.
  4. Place in a well greased (I suggest butter) baking dish and top with spices.
  5. Bake chicken in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour  until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Meanwhile, in a large stove and oven safe pan, cook the bacon on the stove until slightly crispy.
  7. Remove the bacon, leaving bacon fat in the pan.
  8. Add the bags of frozen cauliflower to the pan sprinkle it with a little salt and pepper.
  9. Let it defrost/cook on medium low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  10. Chop the bacon slices and sprinkle over the cauliflower, covering evenly.
  11. Put the pan with the cauliflower and bacon into the oven for 15-20 minutes (remainder of chicken cooking time) and top with cheese if desired 5-10 minutes before both are done.
  12. Remove both from the oven and enjoy!

Notes

You can double or triple the stuffed chicken part of the recipe to have extra for lunches throughout the week.

Courses Main

Cuisine French

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 stuffed breast + 1 cup cauliflower

Amount Per Serving

Calories 589

% Daily Value

Total Fat 35.2 g

54%

Saturated Fat 17.2 g

86%

Cholesterol 173 mg

58%

Sodium 1900 mg

79%

Total Carbohydrates 9.5 g

3%

Dietary Fiber 5.4 g

22%

Sugars 2.4 g

Protein 57.9 g

116%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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