When your cooking on a budget, you must get creative.
Saturday night, we had a hankerin’ for some bacon.
Who doesn’t love bacon?
So, we experimented with bacon, chicken and cheese. And came up with this totally budget-friendly meal that our kids LOVED.
Bacon Wrapped Chicken
8 portions of thick boneless skinless chicken breast, thawed
1 lb. package of bacon
2 cups shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. While oven is preheating, fry the chicken in a skillet with a bit of oil, until nice and golden brown, but not cooked completely through.
Make a pocket in the chicken, by slicing lengthwise down the side of each piece. Stuff shredded cheese inside each piece.
Wrap the chicken with the bacon.
Place in a baking pan and cook for about 30 minutes. **Remember that poultry should be cooked to at least 165 degrees* We ensured that ours was cooked completely by inserting a meat thermometer in the THICKEST part of the chicken breast.
We love our cheese. So, after we determined the chicken was done, we sprinkled the remaining cheese on top, and put it back in for about 5 minutes.
We served it with rice on the side, and veggies.
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