Gorgonzola Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Chicken ~ Paillard style chicken layered with gorgonzola cheese, rolled, and wrapped in bacon ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

Gorgonzola Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, Chicken, Gluten Free, Gorgonzola Cheese, Paillard
Servings: 4
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

Paillard style chicken layered with gorgonzola cheese, rolled, and wrapped in bacon.

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Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken breasts
  • 3 oz Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic; minced/grated (about 3 cloves)
  • 8-16 slices bacon; uncooked
  • 1/2 tsp salt; +/- to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper; +/- to taste
  • 12 toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. 

  2. Pound chicken breasts thin, but take care to not tear by pounding too thin.

  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper to the outside of the chicken and flip over.

  4. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic over the inside of the thinned breast.

  5. Add a portion of the cheese to the center of the breast; 1/2-3/4 oz per breast. 

  6. Roll the chicken breast over, sealing the cheese inside, tucking the ends in.

  7. Wrap 2-4 slices of the uncooked bacon around the rolled chicken, and if necessary, secure with toothpicks.

  8. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. 

  9. Remove cover and continue to bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until chicken is 165°F. 

  10. Remove from oven, allow to rest for 3-4 minutes then remove the toothpicks. 

  11. Serve and enjoy.