Bakin’ With Bacon and King Ted

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Happy Almost July 4th Bacon Fans! 

I have a GREAT chicken recipe for you……………and it would make a nice addition to your July 4th table of goodies for your family and company if you’re having any.    It’s really pretty darn easy to make and very tasty.   My Mom will have these as an alternative for guests to other main dishes – lots of people prefer chicken over meat like steaks or ribs.   SO here it is – in all its’ glory – and I hope you try it – if not for the holiday for ANY DAY!

FETA AND BACON STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS

INGREDIENTS

  • ¾ pound bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • ⅛ tablespoon dried oregano
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 (4 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Step 1

    Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Step 2

    Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned but still soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Reserve the bacon grease in the skillet, and cool the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Once cool, mix the bacon together with the feta cheese, 3 tablespoons of sour cream, oregano, and black pepper in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Step 3

    Lay a chicken breast flat onto your work surface. Use the tip of a sharp boning or paring knife to cut a 2-inch pocket in the chicken breast. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts. Spoon the bacon mixture into the pockets. Pour the flour, egg, and bread crumbs into separate, shallow dishes. Gently press the chicken breasts into the flour to coat. Dip each into the beaten egg, then press into bread crumbs.

  • Step 4

    Reheat the bacon grease over medium heat. Brown the chicken breasts on both sides in the hot fat, about 2 minutes per side. Reserve the bacon grease in the pan. Place the breasts on a baking dish, and bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink and the filling is hot, 20 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

     

    AS an extra added bonus today I’m sharing an incredibly EASY dessert you could serve AFTER you have your holiday meal………………oh boy is it good too!

EASY FROZEN FRUIT WHIP

 

Ingredients

  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups frozen unsweetened blackberries
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine whipped topping and milk; fold in frozen berries. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving. Freeze leftovers; remove from the freezer 30 minutes before serving.

 

Happy 4th from Castle Baconia!

37 responses »

  1. Drooling and hungry!
    Great recipes!
    Enjoy the holiday weekend…I have to work all three days…but maybe some of the residents will have fun being festive, and I shall wear something to that effects, too! Like a silly hairband…or a scarf…or maybe a top hat. Anything to make those I care for, have a good giggle.

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    • I think your smile probably makes everyone at work smile right back – from the inside out! I hope work will be peaceful for you since you have to be there for the whole holiday weekend.

      Hugs, Pam

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  2. Wow those recipes are doozies and I’m sure everyone will have fun with that chicken, which is a nice distraction from everything barbecued! Have a lovely fourth and give that sweet tabby hug from us.
    In fact just give one all around!

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    • Glad you like my chapeau dear Miss Pix…..I try to get in the spirit when it’s needed! I’ll see if I can swing getting these added to Miss D’s menu…..she sometimes listens to me. Sometimes.

      Hugs, Teddy Boop

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  3. Both the main course and dessert sound super yummy; though, a little heavy on the dairy for our mom. Wishing you all a happy weekend! Love and hugs. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

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  4. That recipe would be a winner with us – bacon AND chicken – yummers!!! And what a great, easy, and refreshing dessert! Thanks for the idea.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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