Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon

Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon

I made this dish for a dinner I hosted before a winter formal in high school. I was so pleasantly surprised with how it turned out (as were my friends), that it has become, I suppose, my signature dish and my favorite thing to make! Not exactly vegetarian friendly...oh well!


8 chicken tenders (these are the long ones from the meat section...not something frozen)
2 c. prepared dressing (just prepare it however it says on the back of the box/bag)
8 strips of uncooked bacon (use real adds so much flavor to the chicken)


Preheat oven to 450 F. Grease a baking sheet (or use parchment paper <-- easy cleanup!)

Pound the tenders until they are about 1/4 in. thick (or don't pound if they're already like this!). Take about 1/4 c. dressing (but use your own discretion) and form into a ball. Place at one end of tender and then wrap tender around dressing (and probably itself) until chicken is completely wrapped. Then, wrap 1 piece of bacon around each piece of chicken. Use a toothpick to hold everything in place. Salt and pepper as desired. Place on baking sheet and cook until chicken is light brown. Then, broil chicken for 10 minutes, or until bacon is crispy.

Note: This feeds about 4 people (if everyone has 2 tenders each).
Credits: Picture is from

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