Saturday, May 31, 2014

Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon aka Chicken Balls

*All opinions about Benton's Bacon are my own. I was not paid by Benton's to write this post. 


Here's another recipe from my Dad.  Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon or as it's known by our friends as Chicken Balls. This is one of those amazing grilling recipes you'll use all summer long. 

Here's what you need from the store. 

boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 pound of your favorite bacon (I used Benton's Bacon)
mozzarella 
your favorite BBQ sauce
toothpicks


So first things first. The bacon. THE BACON! If you like bacon...(lets be real you love it)...you have to try Benton's Bacon

When you make this bacon your house smells like bacon heaven for days. If you open your windows the neighbors come over asking what you're making and if they can have some. (I am not joking we've really had some neighbors come over.) 

And the good news is that you can order it online just click on the link above!





This stuff is used by some pretty big restaurants all over the US. Not to mention Allen the owner is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. If you don't believe me that this stuff is amazing just Google Benton's Bacon and read about it....back to the recipe.


See how thick this bacon is! 

Cut a large pocket through the biggest part of your chicken.


Make sure you don't cut all the way through.




I like to go ahead and place my cheese in a bowl so there's no chicken germs in the remaining cheese as well as preheating the grill so it's ready to go.


Stuff as much cheese and other fillings you like into the chicken.




Now comes the fun part. Wrap the bacon around the chicken trying to close the pocket you made.  (Since I'm using Benton's Bacon I'm only going to wrap half my chicken because this is some powerful bacon flavors. With regular bacon I get from the grocery store I wrap these suckers up so you can't even see the chicken.)


Once you're happy with how things look use some toothpicks to secure the bacon into place.


And now we're ready to grill.


I used a towel to wipe oil on the grill grates and then placed my chicken in the center of the grill.




After about 5 minutes I flip the chicken over.


Then slather some BBQ sauce over the top of the chicken.


I continue to flip and sauce the chicken till it's thoroughly cooked. I prefer to use a meat thermometer to make sure it's 165 degrees.



The kids decided to eat an early dinner so the hubs and I got to eat on our own while they played with all the tupperware they could find in the kitchen.


Don't forget to take the toothpicks out before you dig in!


Who's ready for dinner!



What's your favorite grilling recipe?



*All opinions about Benton's Bacon are my own. I was not paid by Benton's to write this post. 




8 comments:

  1. Ohh my! These look delicious!

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    1. Thank you Logan. It's one of our favorites!

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  2. Yum this looks really good! I wonder if I could use turkey bacon since I don't eat pork?

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    1. Louida you could def use turkey bacon! It's just there to add a little flavor and crunch to the chicken.

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  3. My husband would love to throw that on the grill! Looks so good. I'm pinning and will definitely be making this. Great pics, too!

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    1. Alli thanks for pinning! This is a go to grilling meal for us!

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