A bacon and cheese filling adds interest and flavor to plain chicken breast in this recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Skin chicken, if desired. Using a sharp knife, make a pocket in each breast by cutting horizontally from side to side, leaving edges intact. In a bowl combine mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, peanuts, and bacon. Spoon filling into pockets, packing lightly (pockets will be full). Place chicken, bone side down, in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Lightly sprinkle chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and paprika.

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  • Bake, uncovered, for 50 to 55 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the chicken registers 170 degree F. If desired, drizzle salad dressing over chicken before serving. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

457 calories; 29 g total fat; 10 g saturated fat; 5 g polyunsaturated fat; 11 g monounsaturated fat; 136 mg cholesterol; 587 mg sodium. 379 mg potassium; 3 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 44 g protein; 340 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 13 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 20 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 232 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;