Chicken teams up with two of my favorite things: Gorgonzola cheese and bacon!

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Using a sharp knife, cut a slit into the thick side of each chicken breast about 2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches deep.

  • Mash together the Gorgonzola cheese, parsley, shallot, and garlic in a small bowl; season with salt and black pepper. Divide the filling in half, and stuff each chicken breast with cheese filling. Wrap 2 slices of bacon around each breast, and secure with wooden toothpicks. Place the chicken breasts into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the bacon is browned and the chicken is no longer pink inside, about 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a breast should read about 165 degrees F (75 degrees C).

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

336.7 calories; 37.8 g protein; 2.8 g carbohydrates; 112.7 mg cholesterol; 885.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
The first time I made this, I had to agree with Mis7Up. The shallot is overpowering and the garlic flavor was too pungent. The second time, I overcame that problem by sauteeing the minced shallot in 1 tsp butter, until everything was evenly caramelized, adding the garlic and sauteeing for another minute. That did the trick! The role of both of those ingredients in the stuffing was that of a subtle, yet masterful supporting player, not prima donnas competing vainly for the limelight. I then deglazed the roasting pan with 2 Tb dry Marsala (reduced vigorously a few minutes until the vapors ceased to tingle the nose,) poured it over the chicken and POW! The flavor was absolutely spectacular. Because of those two steps, which represented a big improvement, this only narrowly misses the 5 star rating. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/22/2010
This is unfortunate - sounds great but not worth the work. If you decide to make this wrap the bacon around the chicken in a filet mignon style. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
The first time I made this, I had to agree with Mis7Up. The shallot is overpowering and the garlic flavor was too pungent. The second time, I overcame that problem by sauteeing the minced shallot in 1 tsp butter, until everything was evenly caramelized, adding the garlic and sauteeing for another minute. That did the trick! The role of both of those ingredients in the stuffing was that of a subtle, yet masterful supporting player, not prima donnas competing vainly for the limelight. I then deglazed the roasting pan with 2 Tb dry Marsala (reduced vigorously a few minutes until the vapors ceased to tingle the nose,) poured it over the chicken and POW! The flavor was absolutely spectacular. Because of those two steps, which represented a big improvement, this only narrowly misses the 5 star rating. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
Great recipe! Made it tonight and everyone loved it! I stuck to the recipe except I used green onions instead of shallots. Next time I plan to make an extra heaping of the gorganzola mixture and melt it for extra sauce, which is the hit of this dish. Yum!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2010
I made this last night for dinner guests. It was very good. I made the slices on the top thick part of the breast and stuffed it. It looked very nice on the plate because you could see the stuffing and the bacon was wrapped around it. Also, none of the stuffing fell out. I did have to broil after cooking to crisp up the bacon a bit. I will definitely cut back on shallots next time as they seemed to dominate. I wish I had read the review that deglazed with the marsala before I made the dish. I think that would have added a good finishing flavor. Definitely a keeper recipe though. Looks like more effort than it really is. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2017
Do precook the bacon to about half-done (still flexible) before wrapping chicken or wrap with bacon sear in pan and finish on cookie sheet. Do pre-saute the aromatics. Try this with chicken thighs (boneless/skinless) which are mostly white meat and much juicier than breasts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
i used feta cheese (instead of gorgonzola) spinach (instead of parsley) and turkey bacon and cooked it in an indoor grill. It was great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
Quick and easy to prepare. Mine didn't look at all like the picture....definitely could have used more of the mixture in my opinion( I would double it) The best advice I could give would be to not be afraid to stretch out the bacon when wrapping and to try making it on a roasting pan since the bottom of the breasts never "crisped up"....and I used a convection oven. Next time I may bake for thirty minutes and then try finishing on the grill! Very Tasty Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
Excellent recipe. I used feta instead of blue cheese because that's what I like. I cooked the onions and garlic before adding it to the cheese. I also pan seared the chicken after it came out of the oven to crisp it up. Very good. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/22/2010
This is unfortunate - sounds great but not worth the work. If you decide to make this wrap the bacon around the chicken in a filet mignon style. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
Well this was just excellent. Thanks Laurrie ya out did your self on this one. Hubby loved it other then it was a bit to much on the onion/shallot flavor for him...he doesn't care to much for onions but I knew that going in. But he ate it all gone. And said it was a man's meat lovers meal. We loved the fact of the bacon infusing with the chicken and taking in that rich Wright Brand Applewood Smoked Bacon. I bought the nice thick premium bacon. And the chicken was tender. I did make up enough to fill 3 chicken breasts and I put a sear on the bacon when I removed it from the oven on the parts that didn't get crispy all the way. I will make this again for sure just knock hubby's down a notch on the shallots. My kids even in enjoyed what samples I was passing out. And wanted more...But darn there wasn't enough to go around to them.;-) Thanks for the additional help Laurrie on the taters for the side. Hugs! Read More
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