Caveman Cuisine: Chicken Cordon-Bacon
I really don't consider myself a breast man (give me a nice butt or some ribs any day), but given that I had a one on hand, I figured I'd make the most of it. To that end, I pounded it out, stuffed it with cheese, and wrapped it in bacon.
1 boneless chicken breast
5 slices uncured bacon
2oz cheddar cheese (crumbled)
Step 1: Pound it out
Sandwich your chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet, pound the breast, starting from the edges and working your way inwards, until it is about 1/2 inch thick.
Step 2: Stuff it
Spread chunks of cheese over one side and then fold the other side over the top.
Step 3: Bacon it
Lay out several strips of bacon (I used a nice thick-cut). Place your stuffed chicken breast on one end and roll it up in the bacon.
Step 4: Bake it
Wrap the entire breast in aluminum foil and put in a 350 degree oven. Bake for 20 minutes. Unwrap the foil and broil for an additional 5 minutes to crisp up the bacon (you may also wish to flip the breast over and broil the bottom side as well).