These bacon wrapped stuffed chicken cutlets are filled with cheese and ham to make for a delicious, low carb dinner.
I’ve been wanting to make chicken cordon bleu ever since I bought a HUGE pack of sliced Swiss cheese from Sam’s club. My son likes Swiss cheese and I just joined Sam’s club so I got caught up in the food shopping spirit of a warehouse club. We will never eat that much cheese so I’m trying to find other ways to use it and came up with these bacon wrapped stuffed chicken cutlets.
As I mentioned I wanted to make chicken cordon bleu but I didn’t want to bread it so I thought why not wrap it in bacon instead! These are intense but delicious. I only ate 1 of them and I like to eat.
They are very easy to make. The hardest part is slicing the chicken like a bagel and pounding the pieces to make the cutlets. Sometimes I can find thin cut breasts at the grocery store and I will use those next time. I only used 2 chicken breasts to make 4 cutlets. You see 5 above because I butchered one of the pieces and it came out as two. But anyone who is more handy with a knife can get 4 nice sized cutlets from 2 breasts.
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken
Of course I used my thick slices of Swiss cheese from Sam’s club and a few thinly sliced pieces of ham I had on hand and layered them on the chicken. Next I rolled the chicken breasts up and wrapped them in bacon. The bacon kept them together but if you have problems, just ad a few toothpicks. Bake these babies for about 30 minutes. My bacon was not very crispy so I broiled them for about 3 minutes on each side. NOTE: I wish I would have drained the bacon grease first. So before the broiler, drain some of the bacon grease.
I served these chicken cutlets with some steamed green beans and corn for my hubby and son. I’m always trying to watch my carb intake and the beans and chicken were enough for me. So I hope you like this recipe and if you are bacon lover I can’t see how you won’t. Enjoy! Nutrition per serving is: 489 cals / 20.7g fat / 2.4g carbs / 80.5g protein
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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu
- 2 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
- 6 pieces of bacon
- 4 pieces of swiss cheese
- 4 pieces of lean ham
Preheat oven to 400 degree F.
Slice the chicken breasts in half as you would a bagel so that you have 4 thin cutlets.
Place a piece of the chicken in a plastic baggie and pound thin. Do this for all 4 pieces.
Take the chicken pieces and layer a piece of Swiss and a piece of ham.
Roll up and then wrap a piece of bacon around it to keep it together. I needed 1 1/2 pieces of bacon per cutlet. If they don't stay together, use toothpicks.
Place in a baking dish and cook for 30 minutes.
Drain excess grease from the pan and then place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes. Make sure the bacon doesn't burn.
Flip over and broil the other side.
Serve and enjoy!