4/05/2014

Retro Girl's BBQ Bacon Chicken Rolls


I recently saw something on Pinterest about baking chicken breasts stuffed with mozzarella cheese sticks. I really didn't bother to follow the link and read the recipe. I thought the photo looked delicious, but my hubby loves BBQ chicken. So I decided to make this on my own, in a way that my husband would enjoy.  I don't always measure the seasonings exactly when I am making recipes on the fly, so you may wish to use amounts you are comfortable with.

I love Weber Beer Can Chicken seasoning for chicken and pork chops. I don't make the actual Beer Can Chicken all the time - but I use the seasoning a lot!  


Retro Girl's BBQ Bacon Chicken Rolls

3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, thawed. (I use Kroger Simple Truth Organic).
6 Strips of Center Cut uncured bacon (no-nitrites)
1/4 Cup of Organic Chicken broth or stock
3 Organic Mozzarella Sticks (I used about 3/4 of each stick and discarded the ends…to the dog).
1/2 Cup BBQ Sauce - your favorite brand. Use this amount, or a bit more if you prefer.
Seasonings:  Generous Pinch of Salt, Pepper, Minced dried Garlic
1/2 to 3/4 Tsp of Weber Beer Can Chicken seasoning

Heat Oven to 350 degrees (f). Spray glass baking dish with non-stick spray or mist with olive oil.
Pour half of the chicken broth/stock in bottom of pan.
Combine dry seasonings in small bowl.

Place thawed chicken breasts in large zip closure bag.  Using meat tenderizing hammer, pound thin.
Remove chicken breasts from bag and place on cutting board.  
Sprinkle the chicken breasts with half of the seasonings.
Place cheese stick on chicken breast and roll around the cheese. 
Wrap 2 slices of the bacon around each chicken breast. 
Put the chicken breast rolls into the prepared pan.
Pour remainder of chicken stock/broth over the chicken breast rolls.
Baste with the BBQ Sauce, covering each breast.  Sprinkle with remainder of dry seasonings.
Cover dish with foil and Bake in oven for 30 minutes. 
Uncover dish after 30 mins - and spoon sauce over chicken again.
Bake another 20-25 minutes uncovered. Chicken should come out fully cooked, and very tender.






Serve and enjoy!  I served mine with honey glazed carrots, and garlic mashed potatoes. It was a huge hit!  This was a quickly taken photo - sorry for the poor resolution.





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