Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Pizza Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Pasta (Day 3 of Bacon Week) # baconweek

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This dish was a bit of an experiment.  I knew I wanted to make a stuffed chicken dish, but I also wanted to wrap bacon around chicken.  So I put all those steps into one dish.  I decided at the last minute to cook the chicken in the sauce and toss the pasta in the sauce.  That was pretty fabulous because it made a wonderful and flavorful side dish.  This meal got a thumbs up from everyone at the table. 

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 Ingredients:
5-6 boneless chicken breast
5-6 slices of good quality bacon
25-30 slices of pepperoni
5-6 slices fresh mozzarella
1 large jar spaghetti sauce
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp garlic powder
red chili flakes to taste
salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 Parmesan cheese
1 box pasta cooked in salted water until al dente

Directions:
Butterfly chicken open by using knife to cut through the middle of the breast, but not all the way through.  Season inside of chicken with some salt and black pepper.  Layer some pepperoni slices and sliced mozzarella cheese.  Fold over and enclose the pepperoni and cheese inside the chicken.

 Take a slice of bacon and wrap around chicken.  Pour pasta sauce into baking dish with garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil and red chili flakes.  Place bacon wrapped chicken into dish.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 55 minutes or chicken is cooked through.

Remove baked chicken from cooked sauce and toss cooked pasta in sauce with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.

** If you don't the bacon grease, use a spoon to skim out the grease (it will be floating on the top) before tossing the pasta.    

Eat stuffed chicken with pasta.  Enjoy.


 



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16 comments:

  1. I love the sound of this chicken and it looks pretty darned good! I've only ever stuffed chicken with traditional things but pizza - it's a winner.

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  2. Wow, this looks amazing! I think my family will flip for it. I'd say experiment gone right!

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  3. Let's not just STUFF the chicken, let's wrap it in BACONNNNN and have it with pasta. :D I love the way you think, Ramona. :D YUMMMMMM.

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  4. WHAT?! Umm yeahh I am totally making this...incredible!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  5. Totally indulgent and delicious! This looks outrageously good, Ramona...

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  6. looks droolworthy..i am loving it.

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  7. The hubby would love this! What a great recipe!!!

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  8. Woah dinner! My husband would do a happy dance with this one.

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  9. Someone needs to come over and close my mouth before I start drooling! WOW! Amazing recipe Ramona! Can I come to dinner next time you make this?

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  10. This dinner looks like magic, so bursting with deliciousness my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. This so amazing we made this the other night...

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  12. This looks so delicious I am going to try it thanks for this great recipe

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  13. Not your everyday chicken dinner but doable for an everyday meal. Looks fantastic!

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  14. Do you put this in the oven uncovered?

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