Healthy 5-Ingredient Weeknight Dinner: Cheesy BBQ Bacon Stuffed Chicken
One of the best things about baking dinner in the oven? All you need to do is prep it; then you can go hang out on the couch while it cooks! (We especially appreciate this on weeknights.) Make this entrée for two, or multiply the recipe if you have more mouths to feed…
1/2 of recipe: 267 calories, 9g total fat (3.5g sat. fat), 421mg sodium, 9g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 7g sugars, 35.5g protein
Cook: 45 minutes
2 slices center-cut/turkey bacon
2 tbsp. light/reduced-fat cream cheese
2 tbsp. BBQ sauce, or more for dipping
Two 5-oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets
2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp. plus 1 dash garlic powder
1/2 tsp. plus 1 dash onion powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8” X 8” baking pan with nonstick spray.
Cook bacon until crispy, either in a skillet over medium heat or on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave. (See package for cook time.) Chop or crumble.
In a small bowl, combine cream cheese with 1 tbsp. BBQ sauce. Add a dash each garlic powder and onion powder. Mix until uniform. Stir in chopped bacon.
Season chicken with remaining 1/2 tsp. each garlic powder and onion powder. Top with bacon mixture, tightly roll up chicken over the filling, and secure with toothpicks.
Place chicken in the baking pan. Top with remaining 1 tbsp. BBQ sauce. Cover with foil, and bake for 20 minutes.
Uncover, and bake until fully cooked, about 20 more minutes.
Serve topped with cilantro.
MAKES 2 SERVINGS
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