A few weeks ago, I decided to take a peek at Facebook and saw this cooking video shared by my own mom. The video was in Spanish, and it wasn’t “Tasty” quality video, and I didn’t look at the recipe, but it looked very easy to make. It was a recipe I called Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Roll-ups.
I decided to give this Low Carb Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups recipe a try since I had the ingredients at home already and skipped the menu plan for that day.
I also wanted to surprise everyone for dinner. Though you are recommended to use large size chicken breast, I had thin ones I bought on sale, I used those instead and honestly, they turned out great.
This recipe doesn’t require much work, which is why I enjoyed making it. And if you have a vegetable garden growing in your yard, you can add your favorite vegetables to this recipe as well. Green peppers, red peppers, anything your garden has provided you this season that you'd like to add to this recipe.
Of course for this recipe, it calls for red peppers, mozzarella, ham and bacon to be added inside. Like always with any recipe I do, I always make it my own and I suggest you do this as well. As this recipe required mozzarella cheese, and I only had sliced, I cut them into four even long slices instead.
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Roll-Ups
I basically turned this recipe into my frugal version, and the result was amazing.
- 16 uncooked slices of bacon (4 for each one. You can always add more, who am I to judge a bacon lover!)
- 4 even slices of Mozzarella cheese – We had sliced mozzarella cheese and cut them into 4 even long sliced. Now, if you love cheese, I suggest you double the amount.
- 2 slices of cooked ham
- Medium red bell pepper – sliced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Aluminum foil
Pre-heat over to 375F
Butterfly cut open your chicken. Cut the center, not all the way through. You should be able to open the chicken like a book.
Lay four strips of bacon side by side.
Add red bell pepper.
Roll the chicken breast until bacon is wrapped all around the outside as well.
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Wrap the chicken in aluminum foil.
Bake the chicken for about 25 to 30 minutes.
Remove meat and let it sit for a bit.
As you can see this recipe is simple and delicious to make. We ate our fabulous meat with pasta on the side. The fun part is that we had leftovers for the next day for lunch. Not bad for a “wanna-be-cook!” I hope you enjoy this recipe that has become a repeated one for our family and friends.