This simple stuffed chicken breast recipe takes minimal ingredients and is fast to make. My brother, future sister-in-law, and niece were the first to try it out and gave rave reviews. I can say it's police officer-, nurse-, and child-approved! Serve with rice pilaf and vegetables, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 stuffed chicken breasts
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel lined plate to drain, leaving bacon grease in the skillet. Chop bacon when cool enough to handle. Add shallot to bacon grease in the skillet and cook over medium-low heat until caramelized, 5 to 10 minutes.

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Coat a glass casserole dish with cooking spray.

  • Place the tip of a sharp knife 1 inch from the top of a chicken breast. Cut a shallow slice lengthwise down the center, stopping 1 inch from the bottom. Cut shallow slices horizontally across the top and bottom of the slice. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.

  • Combine chopped bacon, caramelized shallot, ricotta cheese, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Stuff each chicken breast with 2 to 3 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture and place in the prepared casserole dish.

  • Cook in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add flour and whisk to create a roux. Slowly pour in chicken broth, stirring constantly until smooth. Add in cream, lemon juice, white wine, and dill. Cook, stirring continuously, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

  • Remove chicken from the oven. Pour sauce over chicken breasts, return to the oven, and cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 more minutes.

  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and turn on the oven's broiler. Broil chicken until slightly golden, about 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 32g 64% DV; carbohydrates 6.6g 2% DV; fat 18.5g 28% DV; cholesterol 115mg 38% DV; sodium 583.7mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2020
I needed a recipe to use my fresh picked dill and green onions and I saw this one. It turned out really well although I halved the amount of lemon juice because sometimes recipes can be too tart for me. I used the extra sauce for mashed potatoes and it was really flavorful. Thank you I will be making this again! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/11/2019
Not interested in making it. The photograph does not make it look very appetizing The picture doesn't even look like chicken. It looks awful . You should change the picture and make it look like you would want to make it. Sorry... Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2020
I needed a recipe to use my fresh picked dill and green onions and I saw this one. It turned out really well although I halved the amount of lemon juice because sometimes recipes can be too tart for me. I used the extra sauce for mashed potatoes and it was really flavorful. Thank you I will be making this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2019
I made this last night. The flavors were great. The family loved it. I'll be making this again. Great job on a very flavorful recipe. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
09/11/2019
Not interested in making it. The photograph does not make it look very appetizing The picture doesn't even look like chicken. It looks awful . You should change the picture and make it look like you would want to make it. Sorry... Read More
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