Pecan Crusted, Bleu Cheese & Bacon Stuffed, Chicken Breasts {Recipe}

I won’t try to convince you this recipe is healthy but I can tell you it’s delicious!  The classic combination of bleu cheese and bacon stuffed inside a chicken breast is out of this world!  Add a pecan crust and this chicken is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!  

The presentation of this recipe is so elegant, it is the perfect dish to serve to guests and yet easy enough to make on a weeknight.  This has been one of my family’s favorite recipes for years and if you like bleu cheese and bacon you are definitely going to want to give this one a try!

Ingredients:
4 slices of bacon
1/2 c bleu cheese
1 1/2c crushed cornflakes
2/3 c finely chopped pecans
2 tsp olive oil
1/3 c honey
2 Tbls Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp each of garlic powder, paprika, Italian seasoning
1/8 tsp each of chili powder, cayenne

Directions:

Chop the pecans finely.  You want to be able to recognize what they are but make them small enough so they act as a crust.


Combine the chopped pecans with the crushed cornflakes and set aside.


Combine the spices and seasoning in a small bowl and set aside.


Cook the bacon (I recommend baking the bacon) and dice into small pieces.

Combine the bacon and blue cheese together in a small bowl and set aside.
Combine the Dijon mustard and honey together in a small bowl and set aside.  

Now the prep is all done!

Cut a pocket in each of the four chicken breasts.  Make sure you don’t cut all the way through the breast.  


Stuff each breast with one quarter of the blue cheese and bacon filling.


Push the top of the breast down so that the pocket is closed.  We don’t want any of this delicious filling falling out!

Season the breasts on both sides with the seasoning mix.
Coat both sides of the chicken with the Dijon and honey mixture. 
Dredge the breasts in the cornflakes and pecan mixture. 
Line a baking sheet with foil and drizzle with olive oil.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.  



Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving.  
I love serving this with bleu cheese and bacon mashed potatoes.  YUM!


Comments

  1. This looks delicious.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  2. You had me at pecan crusted! But then you said bleu cheese and bacon, oh my gosh. That sounds (& looks!!) so good!

    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

  3. …drool…
    This looks amazing! I’m going to have to save this one and give it a try!

    Stopping by from Lil Luna link party. Thanks for sharing!
    ~*Jessica Lauren @ Copy-Cat-Crafter*~

  4. Oh my goodness! My mouth is watering!! The pecan crust looks amazing! I always love new recipes–thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  5. You had me at Blue Cheese, I love it, eat it straight from the fridge so I can’t wait to try this! And adding bacon to it, yum!
    Pinned!

  6. You are KILLIN’ me with your food. It always looks SO good. Then I get hungry. lol!

  7. I’m finally following you! I am here all the time anyway from linky parties, that it is about time I just follow you!! This chicken sounds amazing.

  8. Yum! This looks like a recipe with all the things I love!

  9. That looks divine!

  10. YUMMY!!!!

  11. These look amazing! I saw the title and I couldn’t believe it – it hits all of my favorite things! Pecans? Check. Blue cheese? Check. Bacon? Check!!!!! Nice work! :)

  12. I’m bookmarking this to give it a try soon. Minus the cornflakes, it sounds like it would be great for my low carb diet and delicious to boot!

  13. yes, yes, and more yes. this looks deelish!

  14. Sounds delicious! Pinning it.

  15. Yum – Pinned this! Saw your link share at Frugal Girls Chic & Crafty Party! New follower! Cheers ~ Mary

  16. Had to Pin. This looks delicious!!

  17. Oh my, does that look good or what! Can’t wait to try this one for sure, it’s getting pinned right now! I found you via the Whipperberry Link Party.

  18. Looks amazing. My husband would die over this!! Pinning now…

    The Farm Girl
    http://www.thefarmgirlrecipes.blogpsot.com

  19. I totally just pinned this so that I can make it later!
    It looks FANTASTIC!!!!

    Biz

  20. This looks awesome!!! I just made a similar dish earlier this week but it did not involve pecans, and now I can see I made a terrible mistake by leaving them out. They’re the missing link! :)

  21. Oh my this looks like food heaven! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  22. You have made my tummy grumble with hunger just looking at this! I can’t wait to try this out on my boyfriend. He will love it!

    Love,

    Your newest follower.

    Come visit us at Whimsically Homemade

  23. OMG!! This looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing at my party :)

  24. I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:

    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/02/show-your-stuff-9.html

  25. You had me at PECAN-CRUSTED!! This looks so delicious. The fact that this chicken is “stuffed” is also a big selling point to me!! Would be delighted for you to share this at Mop it Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.html

    {HUGS},
    kristi
    (your newest follower)

  26. This looks delicious I’m going to have to try it.

  27. Sounds and looks delicious

  28. Looks delicious :) Thanks for linking up to creative Mondays :)

  29. This looks so yummy! I would love for you to visit my new food blog, The Sweet Spot, and link up your recipes to my Mouthwatering Monday Link Party!

  30. This looks delicious. Great post. I am looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

  31. Oh my golly! Look at that! This is making my Burger King lunch I’m eating right now now nearly as appealing as it was 10 minutes ago =o)

  32. OMG, this sounds incredibly good. When I get off my D.I.E.T I will definitely give it a try. All the right ingredients to make a mouth watering treat. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best Par.tay

  33. O.M.G. Trish! This is just great! I want to thank you so much for linking up each week to my “Thriving on Thursdays” linky party. You always have such fantastic ideas. The party will be starting again in just over 12 hours so if you get a chance, I’d love to see what you’ve been up to this week.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  34. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time :)

  35. Wow this sounds amazing! All my favorite ingredients in one dish!!!!!

  36. I feel like my comment is always the same, but… YUM. Drooling over this one. Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday!

  37. Personally, i think any meal that is made from whole, real, happy ingredients is healthy – at least in moderation :) Bacon, blue cheese and pecans? Hellz yeah!

  38. Wow, I have got to try this! Thanks so much for joining us on “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We loved having you and hope to see you back next week with more great ideas! – The Sisters

  39. Oh, wow. Just wow. Wowza, even.

    I’m drooling. That’s all. ;)

  40. YUMMY, this looks amazing! Come share your projects at: http://www.dwellonjoy.com/2012/02/dwell-on-fridays-four.html

  41. No fair, I am so stinking hungry now! I featured it on Topsy Turvy Tuesdays this week. thanks for linking up!

  42. YUMMY!! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I shared your recipe on my Must Try Tuesday blog post this week.

    http://therickettchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/02/57-must-try-tuesday-february-21-2011.html

    I also pinned it.

    Thanks!

    Wende
    The Rickett Chronicles

  43. YUMMY!! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I shared your recipe on my Must Try Tuesday blog post this week.

    http://therickettchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/02/57-must-try-tuesday-february-21-2011.html

    I also pinned it.

    Thanks!

    Wende
    The Rickett Chronicles

  44. Holy MOLY this looks AMAZING! I cannot wait to try this out! Pinning this :) I’m your newest follower. Seriously, cannot wait haha this now may be tonights dinner!
    Stay crafty x0x0
    Jess
    {www.CraftyNonsenseNoted.com}

  45. YUM!!! That looks amazing!

    http://www.seesewandseedlings.blogspot.com/

  46. I would love it if you shared this here:

    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-your-stuff-14.html

  47. This is sooo good. I did try it with Goat cheese as some of my Family members will not touch blue cheese..lol..it was verrry good as well. Thanks for sharing.

  48. I made this tonight and it was amazing!

    • I’m so glad you gave this a try! I know the pictures don’t do it justice – I keep meaning to take some better ones for this post. This is one of my very favorite meals :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

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