Balsamic Bacon Blue Cheese-Stuffed Almond-Crusted Chicken

Jun 14, 2012 by

Yeah…so that’s a lot of adjectives but that’s what the meal was and if I left any of those delicious words out, it would just be less awesome. For sure. Right?

This time around on the sugar detox, I am letting myself have dairy. I know it’s TECHNICALLY sugar (lactose, yadda yadda) but wine is TECHNICALLY just grapes and they still don’t like you to explain it that way when you’re asked to stop dancing on the bar, mmmmkay?

I mean, without my wine or daily banana, I’m already a nutcase, so take away my cheese or heavy cream in my coffee and I’m pretty sure the villagers would have pitchforks.

I used sliced almonds pulsed a bit in the food processor to get the coating. It’s a little coarser than almond meal and gives the crunch and quality of oven-fried chicken. The “stuffing” is an easy mixture of just a few ingredients and I used the small amount of balsamic at the end to deglaze the pan. I flattened out the chicken breasts with a mallet while imagining the chickens were Kit Kat bars taunting me (WHAT? THIS NO-SUGAR THING IS NO JOKE) and then used toothpicks to hold the chicken together. A quick dip in an egg wash and rolled in the almonds and that’s it and the flavors were awesome together.

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7 Comments

  1. This sounds SO yummy! If I’m not a blue cheese fan, what other kind of cheese would you suggest?

  2. This looks AMAZING. I am totally pinning this recipe.

  3. Sarah

    as far as cheeses go, blue cheese is pretty low in lactose (it’s considered GAPS diet legal and I can eat it without getting sick) so you’re not steering too far away from your sugar detox!

  4. That looks amazing! I actually think I have everything I need at home – making this tonight!

  5. Just made this for dinner tonight. It was AWESOME! My husband said it was the best chicken dish I have ever made and my picky 2 year old ate every bite. Thank you so much! I LOVE your blog!

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