This is the second time that I have made these. The first time I was feeling a little more Gourmet than I was this time. I rolled the chicken breasts last time, but I was feeling a little on the lazy side this time and only cut a pocket in half frozen chicken, and opened the flap and spread the cheese on the breast, wrapped the bacon around it and called it dinner. These are really good though. I used the laughing cow because for 1, that’s what I had and for the second reason: The laughing cow actually works better and doesn’t ooze out of the chicken. You could also put a gravy over the top of this, as that would work really well. Dinner is quick, easy and very good.
To put with this, I saw a recipe for Cauliflower on another blog (I’m sorry I don’t recall which blog.) It is also available at Recipezaar.) and it looked really good. Mark rates this a five for a veggie dish, and he went back for seconds. Both dishes are fast, easy and tasty!
Bacon Wrapped Chicken
adapted from Quick Cooking
6 Boneless Chicken Halves
1 Carton (8 oz.) whipped cream cheese, with Onion & Chives or
1 pkg. Laughing Cow French Onion or Garlic & Herb Cheese
1 Tbsp. Butter, cubed
6 strips of Bacon
Preheat oven to: 400 Degrees.
Flatten the chicken to 1/4 inch thickness. Spread 3 Tablespoons cream cheese over each. Dot with butter and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Roll up Chicken breast (or if your feeling lazy like me, just) wrap bacon around the chicken and secure bacon with toothpicks.
Spray a baking dish large enough to hold the chicken. Place breasts in baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until juices run clear. Turn oven to broil, and broil chicken for about 5 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Serve immediately. Serves 6.
Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes
adapted from Recipezaar
1 head cauliflower
1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup Panko (I used bread crumbs)
1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
Cut cauliflower into florets and cook in boiling water until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain. Mash the cauliflower while still warm. Stir cheese, panko, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Coat the bottom of a griddle or skillet with olive oil over medium high heat. Spoon cauliflower into the skillet and form into patties. Cook until golden brown and set, about 3-5 minutes per side. Dot with butter and serve. (Keep warm in oven until you have all patties cooked.) Serve at once.