Chicken Bundles


I met Joyce 22 years ago at college. We were roomies in our senior year with two other gals. The four of us worked out a cooking schedule and took turns cooking from Monday through Thursday nights. For college kids that was quite a challenge to have dinner together 4 nights a week and a home cooked meal to boot. Tuesday nights were pretty predictable as Nancy’s favorite meal to pepare was hotdogs, peas and instant mashed potatoes. We didn’t care! Joyce gave us some great meals and one of my favorites was her Chicken Bundles. Very elegant! So here is the step by step. Make as many as you need. They freeze wonderfully (raw) to be cooked later. Just defrost in refrigerator over night.
All you need:
Chicken breasts-one will make two bundles
Mozzarella String Cheese Sticks- one will make 2 bundles
One piece of bacon per bundle- I use uncured
Salt, pepper, and seasoning

Slice a chicken breast in half by placing your palm on top of the breast and placing your head at eye level with the chicken. With a sharp knife, cut the breast in two filets. Cover the chicken with plastic wrap and pound until thinned.

Season the top side of each filet with salt, pepper, and ground sage or your favorite seasoning. Place a half of cheese stick at the long end and roll up. With the seam side up, place bundle on top of a piece of bacon.

Close bacon around the open ends of the bundle. Secure bacon with a tooth pick and place tooth pick side down on a foil lined pan with sides.

Bake in 500 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Note: The bacon will spatter so you may want to use a high sided baking dish. Do as I say, not as I do…..

Here is a “Sneak Peak” at the sides I served with the Chicken Bundles….

Happy Birthday Joyce!

One Comment

  1. Elizabeth
    Posted July 8, 2008 at 4:03 PM | Permalink

    I have definitely bookmarked these.I know my family will love them.Thanks for a wonderful idea!

    Elizabeth (Mommychef)
    http://www.thefloweringdogwood.blogspot.com)

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