Frozen Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Happy Freezer Meal Friday! I know a bunch of you were looking forward to seeing some more recipes! I know I love having my freezer work for me. This morning I threw some rye bread I had baked in the freezer and then threw some cookies in the oven straight from my freezer.
Today's recipe is Bacon Wrapped Chicken.
Its so easy you'll be making batches of these to freeze all the time!
1.5 pounds Boneless skinless chicken breast
2 tsp dried basil
1 stick cream cheese (plain or veggie or herb)
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 pack of bacon
Let the cream cheese soften, add the basil and the garlic. Alternately, you can just use herb or veggie cream cheese and eliminate this step, although I still plop some garlic on when I do this.
Take the boneless skinless chicken breast and trim of visible fat. Then, slice it in half making chicken fingers. Take a scoop (about 1 tbsp) of the cream cheese mixture and spread it over one of the chicken figures and then put the other on top...like a sandwich. Wrap the chicken "sandwich" in bacon (one or two slices). To freeze, place on lined cookie sheet and freeze overnight. Remove from freezer and place in freezer bags.
To Prepare: Remove chicken from freezer and let thaw in fridge overnight. To cook: bake at 375 for 40 minutes and then broil to crisp up chicken OR (better choice) fry in covered pan until cooked through.