Bacon-wrapped chicken

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One of my go to recipes when I’m craving something savory and quick is bacon wrapped chicken.  I mean, come on, who doesn’t like bacon??  I usually stuff the bacon with whatever I have available in my fridge at the time, but my favorite stuffing is definitely goat cheese and dates.  This recipe is paleo/primal friendly, depending on your views on goat cheese 🙂

Bacon-wrapped chicken stuffed with goat cheese and dates, ready to be put in the oven.

 

For the Bacon-wrapped chicken, you will need

– 4 chicken breasts
– 8 slices of bacon
– 4 dates
– 1 large goat cheese log
– sea salt and pepper to taste

To make the Bacon-wrapped chicken:

Preheat your oven to 350°F.  Rinse the chicken breasts under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.  Cut off any excess fat and butterfly the chicken breast in half (make sure the two halves are still attached to each other).  In the center of the butterflied chicken breast, add 2-3 heaping tablespoons of goat cheese.  Cut a date in half, remove the seed from the middle, cut the date into small pieces, and put on top of the goat cheese.  Close the chicken breast and add sea salt and pepper to taste.  Then wrap 2 slices of bacon around the chicken breast, making sure the bacon doesn’t overlap on itself.  Place the bacon wrapped chicken on an aluminum covered glass dish or baking tray.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Then broil for 4-5 minutes to make the bacon crispy.