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Bacon & Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Recipe By Tessa Arias
March 15th, 2011

Bacon & Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken is as ridiculously tasty as it is quick and easy! This will become your new go-to weeknight meal.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: The best way I can describe this is if you took the flavors of a loaded baked potato and sour cream and onion potato chips and stuffed them into a chicken. Tangy, onion-y, poignant. Flavors you crave.
Texture: The chicken is browned on the outside, tender inside, and stuffed with a crumbly yet melting cheesy filling with bits of crisp bacon.
Ease: 5 ingredients (if you don’t count salt & pepper), less than 30 minutes. Perfect for a speedy gourmet meal.
Appearance: I’m pretty sure anything that is “stuffed” will look mouthwatering (as long as it is stuffed with something edible).
Pros: One of my most favorite ways to turn boring chicken breasts into something amazing. It’s cheap, quick, and impressive.
Cons: None at all.
Would I make this again? I’ve already made it twice since first seeing the recipe in Cooking Light January/February issue.

I am thrilled to share this recipe with you guys today. Why? Because it is one of my favorite chicken breast recipes of all time. The moment I saw the words goat cheese…bacon…chicken in one recipe title, I knew it was love. This recipe combines so many of my favorite flavors and textures but the best part has to be how simple and fast it is to prepare. Win, win. Or should I say winner winner chicken dinner? Or should I say “bi-winning“? Okay. I’ll stop now.

How to make
Bacon & Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Bacon & Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken is as ridiculously tasty as it is quick and easy! This will become your new go-to weeknight meal.


  • 2 tablespoons green onions, sliced
  • 3 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 slice bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • 4 (6-oz) skinless, boneless, chicken breast halves
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine onions, cheese, and bacon in a small bowl. Cut a 1-inch-wide slit into the thick end of each chicken breast, and carefully cut down to center of chicken to form a pocket. Divide cheese mixture evenly among pockets. Secure with wooden picks. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil. Add chicken to pan; saute 4 minutes. Turn chicken over and place skillet in oven and bake for 12 minutes; let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Cooking Light
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Karin van D. — March 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Oh boy, that looks delicious. I have to make this. This week. Will let you know how it went 🙂

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    Lindsay — March 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    this looks so good! fancy enough to make for guests or simple enough to me for yourself!

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    Lauren — March 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I have to get better at making recipes earmarked in magazines. I get excited about them, toss the magazine in a basket, and then proceed to bookmark approximately 30 recipes that I find online ;). Thanks for reminding me of this stuffed chicken recipe! My husband has only recently jumped on the goat cheese bandwagon, but he has always adored bacon and chicken – so I think we would both love this.

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    Maria — March 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Love the goat cheese in there!

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    Mindy — March 15, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    This is going on my to-make list! I love goat cheese with anything! (I found you through Tastespotting, btw.)

  6. #
    Candy Girl — March 16, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I have a surplus of goat cheese in the fridge so I've been looking for recipes to use it in. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  7. #
    miss — March 16, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    This looks really good!

  8. #
    Katie — March 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Made this last night…it was delicious! 🙂

  9. #
    Jade — March 29, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I'm making this for my boyfriend's parents tomorrow – an easy recipe that'll impress their son's new woman 🙂

  10. #
    Encore — April 8, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    This looks so good…so much so that I made it and linked back to you for the recipe love! Thanks! I'm an officially reader subscriber now! 🙂

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    Nicole — March 6, 2012 at 3:52 am

    This recipe sounds good… I'd love to try it; do you have any recommendations for a side-dish that would complement the flavours?

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      handleheat — March 6, 2012 at 4:21 am

      I usually serve this with mashed potatoes and whatever vegetables I have on hand!

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        Nicole — March 7, 2012 at 9:48 pm


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    Mandy — April 18, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Tried this for my husband tonight and he loved it

  13. #
    Olivia — May 9, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Made this last night with the crispy parmesan rosemary potatoes – it was delicious! A simple and amazing dinner for two- highly recommend!

  14. #
    Al — May 12, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Just wanted to say that this is my go-to meal if i’m lazy/tired. I’ve made it many times and it’s my favorite. Thank you so so much.

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      Tessa — May 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      Thanks so much! I feel the same way about it 🙂


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