Goat Cheese, Bacon, and Spinach Chicken Roll-Ups

Goat Cheese, Bacon, and Spinach Chicken Roll-Ups


Treat yourself to the goodness of Goat Cheese, Bacon, and Spinach Chicken Roll-Ups – a sophisticated twist on a classic dish. This meal comes together quickly for a weeknight dinner.

Goat Cheese, Bacon, and Spinach Chicken Roll-Ups

Cook time: 25 Min  Prep time: 20 Min  Serves: 5

Ingredients
1 1/2 c frozen spinach, thawed and drained
3 slice bacon, cooked (reserve grease)
1/4 c crumbled goat cheese
2 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp black pepper, divided
1/4 tsp iodized sea salt, divided
1 lb thinly sliced chicken breast (approximately 5)
1 Tbsp reserved bacon grease, avocado oil or olive oil, divided
1/2 lb asparagus, trimmed
aged Balsamic vinegar (optional)
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400. Squeeze all the moisture from the thawed frozen spinach and add to a medium bowl.
2. Add garlic, crumbled bacon, goat cheese, 1/4 tsp pepper, and 1/8 tsp salt. Combine.
3. Spread the cheese mixture down the middle of each breast and roll. Secure with toothpicks or string.
4. In an 8-inch cast iron or ovenproof skillet, heat 1 1/2 tsp reserved bacon grease or oil over medium heat.
5. Brown each chicken roll on each side.
6. Place in oven; bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
7. Meanwhile, toss asparagus with the remaining 1 1/2 tsp oil, 1/4 tsp pepper, and 1/8 tsp salt.
8. Add to skillet in oven. Bake until chicken is done and asparagus is tender, about 8 - 10 more minutes.
9. If desired, drizzle with vinegar. Remove toothpicks prior to serving.

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