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Chorizo and Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Cream cheese and chorizo stuffed chicken breasts wrapped with bacon and baked to perfection is the perfect low-carb dinner solution.
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Mains
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 661kcal
Author: HWC Magazine

Ingredients

  • 4 oz chorizo (cured meats thinly sliced or can use the cooked sausage links chopped finely)
  • 4 oz cream cheese
    light
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
    grated or thinly chopped (light)
  • 4 chicken breast
    boneless and skinless halves
  • 8 slices bacon
    depending on how large your chicken breasts are. (can also use turkey bacon)
  • 1 teaspoon Steak Seasoning - 1 teaspoon ( or can use freshly ground pepper, salt and a little ground garlic powder)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley finely chopped to garnish)- optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. (375 degrees F)
  • Chop chorizo thin slices into small pieces. I used the thin sliced chorizo in the lunch meat section that is pre-sliced into thin slices and is ready for eating. (However, you can also use chorizo sausage that is uncooked in the links just remove from casing and fry until golden brown first)
  • Cut lengthwise into the side of the chicken breast and be careful to not cut all the way though the breast. Then pound the chicken breasts gently flat. (We like to put the chicken breasts inside a sealed baggie and use a rolling pin to beat flat)
  • Spread a thin layer of cream cheese on each chicken bread. Sprinkle chorizo and mozzarella cheese on top of each cream cheese layered chicken breast. Starting from the smaller tapered end of the chicken breast, roll up the chicken breast. Close with your fingers and try to keep the cream cheese mixture inside. Wrap 2-3 slices of bacon in a loop around the chicken breast horizontally to hold the stuffing inside, depending on how large your chicken breasts are.
  • Season the Chorizo and Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast with steak seasoning and any fresh herbs you desire (or if you do not have that, a little garlic powder and fresh cracked pepper would be just fine)
  • In an iron skillet or oven proof pan place a little olive oil and sear the bacon wrapped chorizo and cream stuffed chicken breast until golden brown on each side. Next place the seared bacon wrapped chorizo and cream stuffed chicken breast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the juices run clear.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serve chorizo and cream cheese stuffed chicken breasts hot out of the oven and enjoy. We promise your family will be coming back for seconds.

Notes

Chorizo can be found either as a cured meat in the lunch meat isle or found in the fresh meats section. If using Fresh chorizo sausage, you must be cooked it first before stuffing it inside your chicken breast.
Chorizo and cream cheese stuffed chicken breasts are a great low carb meal and gluten-free meal. If you are lactose intolerant, exchange out the cream cheese and mozzarella cheese with a little steamed and pressed spinach and it is lovely. You can use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon and use light or fat-free cheeses if you wish to lighten the dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 234mg | Sodium: 1072mg | Potassium: 973mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg