Today is one of the worst days any Mom could imagine. It’s the day when one kid tries to outwit the other over what’s good for dinner. The argument started with a debate over bacon being only a breakfast meal and never good for dinner. Kids argue about stuff all the time so I usually laugh it off. But the older one was trying to make things worse.
When the tears start falling, I jump in and take over. It was such a silly fight. One wanted chicken for dinner and the other one wanted bacon. I resolved the matter with a compromise – we can have both for dinner because I had just the perfect recipe for that. With that, I think I might have solved one of the hardest fights a sibling would have over who gets more attention.
As a parent, we don’t realize how our solutions can impact our kids. I saw the youngest one rush off to embrace her sister and all was well with the world again. Now, I can pat myself on the back for thinking of a solution that would end food debates in the future. All I did was mix two ingredients together to make one delightful meal – all in a day’s work for a Mom.
- 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons minced shallot
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 4 thick slices of applewood smoked bacon
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Start by preheating the oven to 375°F. Then prepare an 8 x 8 inch baking dish and spray on the cooking spray.
- Take your cleaned chicken breast pieces and lay them on the table. Take a sharp knife and cut a slit into the thick back side of each chicken breast. Make about a 2 inch long cut and 1 and 12 inch deep.
- In a separate mixing bowl, mash up the Gorgonzola cheese, parsley, shallot and garlic. Then finish off by seasoning with salt and black pepper.
- Separate half of this filling and start stuffing each chicken breast Next, wrap 2 slices of bacon around each breast to cover the filling. Secure this with a toothpick.
- Arrange the chicken breasts on the baking dish properly.
- Take the baking dish into the oven and bake until you see the bacon turns brown. The chicken should also be pale and no longer pink inside. That’s about 35 minutes.
- Insert a thermometer into the center of the meat and check to see if it reads 165°F.
- You can also prepare some vegetables and bake it with this chicken. If not, red bell peppers and green beans are good with this recipe. Best served warm.