Wednesday, November 7, 2012

BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

Last week’s dinners were just put together with whatever we had laying around the kitchen because we didn't have time for shopping with traveling from Visalia and back and Halloween.  Nonetheless, we still had some great dinners.  This BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Blue Cheese-Almond-Broccoli Stuffed Chicken was one of them. 

BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Blue Cheese-Almond-Broccoli Stuffed Chicken

2 chicken breasts, pounded out
1/4 C crumbled blue cheese
1/4 C almonds
1/2 C broccoli
S&P, to taste
4 slices bacon
1/2 C BBQ sauce (recipe to follow)

To pound out chicken, I place it between 2 sheets of wax paper to help it from moving around.  If I’m out of wax paper, I throw it into a Ziploc bag and seal it up.  This keeps things easy & clean.

Put cheese, nuts, & broccoli into a food processor and blend into a crumbly paste. . .this is the best way I can think of to describe it ;-).  

Form into log shapes and put into middle of pounded-out chicken breasts.  

Fold up the ends and then wrap with 2 slices of bacon each.

Grill for 20-25 minutes, turning every 4-5 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken breast has reached 165 degrees.  Brush the chicken with BBQ sauce the last 5 minutes of grilling. 

BBQ Sauce

2 C ketchup
1 T Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
3 T BBQ dry rub (recipe follows)
1/2 C red wine
1/4 C rice vinegar
1 t minced garlic

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over med-low heat for about 10 min. 

BBQ Dry Rub

2 T chili powder
1 T paprika
1 T brown sugar
½ T garlic powder
1/2 T onion powder
1 t cumin
½ t cayenne
1/2 t dry mustard
S&P, to taste

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