Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken Breast Wrapped In Bacon

What can be better than a dish with bacon in it?? A dish that has bacon and cream cheese in it!! This recipe was inspired by another one that I had seen last week reading a magazine while waiting for an appointment.  Tonight's supper plans changed drastically when I came out of the post office after mailing some packages, and it was downpouring. Originally it was going to be grilled pesto chicken and potatoes. But, either way I needed to go to the grocery store to get chicken. I came up with this while wandering around aimlessly at the store trying to find what I needed.  The result was an amazingly moist chicken breast.

Things you need 
2 boneless skinless chicken breast
4oz cream cheese (room temp)
1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
2 jalapenos diced (I used my sweet pickled jalapenos)
4-6 slices of bacon 

1)Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
2) Combine cream cheese, cheese, and jalapenos in a bowl
3)Place the chicken on the cutting board and create a pocket where you can put the cheese mixture in it
4) Split the cheese mixture in half and squish into the chicken making sure none of it is exposed
5) Lay out the bacon, wrap the chicken breast, and place in oven safe pan
6) Put the pan in the oven for 30 minutes*.

*Side note: I ended up covering mine because my no matter what I do when I cook bacon in the oven my smoke detector goes off even if the bacon isn't burnt. With my bacon issue, I then transferred it to a frying pan and browned off the bacon.  

The next time making this I will be adding more spice. This is a very quick, simple meal for a weeknight. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Breakfast Sandwiches

In the last couple weeks, I have done some serious money watching and realized that I spend too much on McDonalds breakfast because of not enough time to make something in the morning. Lightbulb moment, I decided to try and make a healthier version of the egg sandwich that can be frozen and reheated to eat in the morning.

6 eggs
6 whole wheat English muffins
6 slices of American cheese
6 slices of bacon or sausage

#breakfast #Sandwich
Eggs pre-oven 
1) Preheat oven to 350
2) Spray muffin tin for the eggs. Crack the eggs into the muffin tin, add salt/pepper or other seasonings

3) Stick that tin in the oven, set the timer for 13 minutes.
4) While the eggs are cooking, cook the bacon and drain it.
#breakfast #sandwich
Eggs out of an oven 
5) When the eggs are done, pull them out of the oven and set aside. 

6) Line up the English muffins on the counter, unwrap and place the slices of cheese on the muffin. Put the egg on top of that  and finish it with bacon on top.
7) Place the tops on the sandwiches
8) I used my fantastic panini maker we got as a wedding gift to melt the cheese and make them look beautiful
#breakfast #sandwich  
9) Wrap in foil and stick in the freezer. Pull out the night before and stick in the fridge for the morning.
#Breakfast #sandwiches

I am so excited to eat them this week for breakfast... Now off to meal prep for the entire week