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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast

Traeger Kitchen


Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Cook Time

40

Minutes

Serves

4 - 6

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What's this?

Rich and hearty, these chicken breasts are the perfect entree to impress any guest.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 8 Ounce fresh baby spinach

  • 1 Clove garlic, minced

  • 1 Cup grated smoked Gouda or Swiss cheese

  • 1/2 Cup diced ham

  • To Taste salt

  • To Taste pepper

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast

  • As Needed Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 8 Slices bacon

Steps

  • 1

    In a skillet over medium heat, sauté the olive oil, spinach, and garlic.
  • 2

    Let cool, then gently wring any excess water out of the spinach.
  • 3

    Roughly chop the spinach and transfer to a medium mixing bowl. Stir in the cheese and the ham. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 4

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 350°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 5

    Using a small sharp knife, make a deep slit through the side of each chicken breast, being careful to stop about 1/2 inch from the opposite side.
  • 6

    Generously stuff each chicken breast with the spinach mixture.
  • 7

    Season the outside of the chicken breasts with Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub.
  • 8

    Spiral wrap each stuffed chicken breast with bacon, completely covering the outside. If necessary, use toothpicks to secure the bacon.
  • 9

    Arrange the chicken breasts directly on the grill grate and cook, turning once or twice, until the bacon is crisp and golden brown and the internal temperature of the chicken breast is 165°F.
  • 10

    Let the chicken breasts rest for 3 minutes. Remove any toothpicks and serve. Enjoy!