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Bacon Wrapped Gouda Stuffed Chicken

In our line of new fun experiments we decided to wrap some super yummy ingredients into some chicken and bacon! We spent about 10 minutes looking at the specialty cheese case at Smith’s. I wanted something different, and that would melt really nicely. We decided on some  Kerrygold Blarney Stone cheese. It says it’s a soft white gouda style cheese. This dinner was so yummy.

Lately I feel like I’ve just been looking around the spice rack and throwing a few things together and I’ve been pretty happy with the results! If you don’t randomly have a spice rack with Herbs De Provence it usually includes savory, marjoram, rosemary, thyme and oregano.


  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 4 Strips Bacon
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Herbs de Provence
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Onion Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Spinach
  • 6 Asparagus Stalks
  • 4 oz Gouda, thinly sliced- We used Kerrygold Blarney Stone cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Butterfly each chicken breast and pound thin with a mallet. Season the inside with the garlic, herbs, salt, and onion salt. Lay down the spinach leaves in a single layer, lay the cheese on top. Trim the end of the asparagus so that it’s just barely longer than the chicken.

Lay the asparagus at the end of the chicken and carefully roll the chicken up around the asparagus. Wrap the bacon around the chicken, skewer in place with toothpicks if necessary.

Spray a cooking sheet with cooking spray. Place chicken on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Make sure your chicken is 165 degrees. If your bacon is still pink turn on the broiler for 5 minutes and you will have some nicely cooked bacon.

We had some of our new favorite garlic cheesy smashed potatoes. 


Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast

So on my quest to find appreciation for a baked chicken breast I have run across several recipes that give you a juicy and tender piece of chicken by spreading some mayonnaise on the top. I was skeptical at first, but the first time I tried it there could’ve been a huge disaster! I had accidentally hit the Celsius button on the digital thermometer. By the time I noticed my error the chicken had an internal temperature of about 200 degree Fahrenheit!! Holy cow! If it hadn’t been so late at night I would’ve just said we should go out for dinner, but I told Levi we are just going to have to suck it up. And it turned out to be an AMAZING meal!! Believe it or not the meat was still crazy juicy and even though the toppings were a little crisp, we still loved every bite!  We now jokingly refer to this dish as 200 degree burnt chicken brick.

The great thing about this recipe is that you can totally have fun with it! Add whatever herbs, spices or cheeses that you love and I’m confident that it will turn out completely delicious 🙂

Ingredients for 2 pieces:

  • 1/8 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tsp Basil
  • 2 tsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1 tsp Onion Salt
  • 1/8 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Chicken Breasts

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse each breast in water and place on a nonstick cookie sheet. In a small bowl combine everything except the bread crumbs. Spread the mixture evenly over the top of each breast.

Bake the chicken for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the bread crumbs on top.

Bake for another 10-15 minutes until the internal temperature is 165 degrees.

Serve it up with your favorite sides and enjoy!!