I remember thinking how fancy stuffed chicken breasts looked in the grocery store delicatessen growing up, only to discover how easy they really are to make at home.
Paired with bacon and spinach, a simple piece of chicken becomes a decadent dinner, that plates beautifully and doesn’t take long to prepare. The bacon grease flavors and tenderizes the chicken, leaving little need for additional spices or sauce.
This recipe serves one:
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 strip bacon, sliced into thin strips
1/8 cup fresh spinach leaves
1 tablespoon coconut milk (canned and full fat)
1 chicken breast (about a third of a pound)
In a medium sauté pan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat.
Add the bacon and cook for about 3 minutes.
Add the spinach and coconut milk and cook for another few minutes until the bacon is well done and the spinach is cooked.
Slice open the chicken breast.
Place the bacon-spinach mixture inside the breast and then place the stuffed chicken breast back in the bacon greased sauté pan, cover and grill for about 10 minutes, flipping midway, until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Enjoy the refined tastes of this simple, yet elegant dish,