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Bacon & Spinach Stuffed Chicken

Bacon & Spinach Stuffed Chicken

This Bacon & Spinach Stuffed Chicken will give excitement to your taste buds, packed with flavor and creaminess of cheese.
Bacon contains a lot of fat
The fats in bacon are about 50% monounsaturated and a large part of those is oleic acid. This is the same fatty acid that olive oil is praised for and generally considered “heart-healthy” ( 1 ). Then about 40% is saturated fat, accompanied by a decent amount of cholesterol.
Some people are concerned that cheese is high in fat, sodium, and calories. However, cheese is also an excellent source of protein, calcium, and several other nutrients. Eating cheese may even aid weight loss and help prevent heart disease and osteoporosis. That said, some cheeses are healthier than others.
Spinach is rich in vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, iron and manganese. Eating this leafy green veggie may benefit eye health, reduce oxidative stress and reduce blood pressure levels among other health functions.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 193.3 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 c. frozen spinach defrosted and drained
  • 1/3 c. chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1 c. shredded mozzarella divided
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 strips bacon cut into 4 strips
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Make slits widthwise in chicken not to cut all the way through chicken season with salt and pepper place on baking sheet with foil. in a medium bowl, combine. cream cheese, spinach, artichokes, and ½ cup of mozzarella. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Fill every other slit with cream cheese mixture and fill remaining slits with a piece of bacon. Sprinkle remaining ½ cup mozzarella on top and drizzle with oil. bake until chicken is cooked and bacon is crispy for 35 minutes.