Oven-Roasted Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Avocado and Bacon

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These oven-roasted chicken breasts are stuffed with a mixture of avocado and bacon, then brushed with pesto to hold a layer of panko breadcrumbs. Get ready for meaty juices, and crispy deliciousness!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 large chicken breasts

Ingredients

  • olive oil cooking spray

  • 2 large chicken breasts

  • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ large avocado, finely chopped

  • 2 slices cooked bacon, diced

  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs

  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons pesto

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly spritz bottom and sides of a medium baking pan with olive oil spray.

  2. Using a sharp knife, carefully slice into the side of each chicken breast to form a pocket but do not slice all the way through. Season the insides and outsides with salt and pepper.

  3. In a small bowl, combine diced avocado and the bacon. Divide the mixture in half and stuff each chicken breast. Use toothpicks to secure the pockets and place into baking pan.

  4. Mix together panko, mozzarella cheese, and olive oil in a small bowl. Brush 1 tablespoon pesto on top of each breast. Cover each breast with the panko mixture, pressing into the pesto so mixture adheres.

  5. Roast in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 20 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

827 Calories
54g Fat
27g Carbs
66g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 827
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 54g 69%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 166mg 55%
Sodium 898mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 66g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 364mg 28%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 871mg 19%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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