Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cooking with Amber (No Really!)

Hi!

Welcome to Cooking with Amber.

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Look, I know I can be a crummy cook. Yes, I did set off the fire alarm while making pancakes. But there are some things that I do make well. And one of those things is my bacon wrapped chicken.



So first you get some boneless chicken and pound it. Pretend that it’s an ex-boyfriend/girlfriend’s head. Or pretend that it’s the head of that chick you passed while going grocery shopping who was texting while driving—her knees were controlling the wheel. I’m not kidding. HER KNEES! Basically she was saying, “Lalala, texting to find out who Bippy is bopping is more important than human lives, lalalala.”

Ahem.

I went off in a tangent.

Sorry.

And I just realized that I probably should list the ingredients that you need first.

I’m just as unorganized when I’m cooking.

Anyhow, this is what you need:

Boneless chicken breasts
1 lb bag of mozzarella cheese
Salt
Pepper
Garlic Powder
BACON <-----Yes, needs to be capitalized because bacon rocks

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.



And THEN you can pound your meat.

Okay, that just sounds wrong.



After the meat has been pounded (teehee), you season the chicken. I season both sides with salt, pepper, and garlic power.



Then you get some bacon and place it on the bottom of the chicken. I use two slices of bacon because, well, bacon is delicious.



Add the mozzarella cheese and then roll up the chicken.

So it looks like this.



Yum, huh? And easy!

Cook for 45 minutes and believe me, this dish makes your house smell fantastic. It’ll even get the attention of your husband, who has been staring at the computer for two hours. He’ll be all, “Wow, that smells good!” and then you’ll be thinking, “Whew, it lives! Hooray for the power of bacon!”

Enjoy!

62 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious - and if there's bacon, I'm in!

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  2. First off - yes, BACON ROCKS! Second, I am actually going to write this one down in my recipe notebook. You may have hit the perfect combination because I NEVER turn down bacon OR cheese!

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  3. yummy yummy bacon is the best. I love this recipe and even have all the ingredients.

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  4. Bacon does ROCK! And if this dish can distract the husband from the computer that he's been staring at for two hours...I'll try it!

    I once at a whole pound of bacon while pregnant. It didn't end well.

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  5. OH i love when I have to use my cleaver. It's very therapeutic!! =)

    That last picture looks so yummy!! Omg. I have to try this!!

    Oh you have a button. I gotta grab one! =)

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  6. Yum, tht looks good, and easy enough that I think I can even do it.

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  7. I'm not much of a cook either, but this looks delicious and easy!!! thank you!!!!

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  8. All I can think is how much I need to get that mallet. I could definitely funnel some of my frustrations into the kitchen!

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  9. Wait, did you say pound your meat? That's funny ;)

    Everything tastes better with bacon...I think there's a proven fact about it somewhere.

    I've bookmarked this page and will be making this later in the week. It sounds awesome!

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  10. this looks so easy. I am gonna try & make it this weekend...if you can do ...I CAN DO IT!!!!...bahahaha!!!!!

    Thanks for the recipe & inspriation!

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  11. chicken.....good.
    cheese.....goooood.
    bacon? ummm....GOOD!

    i can totally get on board with this recipe. it involves the three main staples of my life. thanks :)

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  12. Yes, that chicken is actually the head of the texter. I am still paying the price for the young kid who slammed into me a few months ago because texting was more important than driving. ARGH!

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  13. I giggled when I read about pounding the meat. But I am just sick like that! I think I have dinner for tonight. I have already have chicken and bacon! YUM!

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  14. You had me at bacon...I must try this...as the mouth is watering and the mere thought of getting to pound meat is a big plus too!

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  15. will surely try this out - looking @ the ingredients alone, i already know it's gonna be yummy!!! :)*drools* BACON ROCKS!!!

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  16. My son will thank you for this!

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  17. I love bacon wrapped chicken! The recipe I have is different (no cheese, instead you use cream cheese spread), but as long as you have bacon all is right with the world.

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  18. Everything is better w/bacon!

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  19. Wow.. pounding your meat, breasts, and (making) bacon in the same blog post...

    Who'd of thunk cooking chicken could be so deliciously perverted. :)

    I bet you really pounded the daylights out of the chicken - I would too after seeing a texting moron driving with their knees.

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  20. That actually looks delicious!

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  21. I think I'll make that tomorrow. I have all the ingredients already and anything w/bacon is good. Bacon cannot be bad.

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  22. What a second sister. I DISLIKE, HATE, ABHOR cooking of any kind. I let the hubby do that nasty job.

    But, I could do this but I have a couple of question.

    Do you cook this covered? uncovered?

    OH ,I have the exact same meat tenderizer that you do. It's the best tool in the world. Not just for the kitchen either. LOL I use it for anything I might need a hammer for...just use one of the flat sides. I bet you do too.

    :-) Chris

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  23. That sounds amazing! Good thing I didn't have dinner planned yet for tonight and haven't hit the grocery store yet! Thanks!

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  24. I will totally try this - thanks!

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  25. I'm SO making this tonight! :) And I'll giggle my way through the pounding of the meat thinking about this post.

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  26. This makes me think of my dad because he loves killing two animals for one meal.

    His words, not mine.

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  27. Bacon, cheese, and pounding your meat?!? What more could one post hold? I'm gonna have to try this recipe. :)

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  28. Oh man. Now I wish I hadn't married a vegetarian.

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  29. Mmmm! This should be a regular segment on your blog!

    We do a very similar version of this in our house, super fast and easy, and everyone LOVES IT!

    The only difference with ours is
    1. we put the bacon on the inside, so all that fatty bacony goodness gets stuck in the cheese.
    2. we spread a thin(ish)layer of cream-cheese with chives inside rather than mozzarella

    I'll try your version next time, I'm sure its awesome!

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  30. Bacon brings me out of a coma too!

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  31. A lot of people said they usually use a cream cheese spread: that was the original recipe I think but cream cheese freaks my husband out. So we use mozzarella now.

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  32. Oh, I like this idea. Yum. Yum!

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  33. Looks awesome....not on my diet but looks delicious!

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  34. i agree.. bacon does ROCK.. this sounds great.. i'll totally try it!

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  35. Everything is better with bacon! I don't eat meat, except bacon. It's just that good!
    I'll have to give this one a try I'm living with a pack of carnivores!

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  36. OK, Julia Child, back up a minute. Please, please write a post explaining how/why cream cheese freaks Tom out. Did he have a traumatic english muffin experience at scouts when he was 8? I really want to know.... Oh, and dick jokes, cheese and wrapping things with bacon? You've got my number all right.

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  37. this looks delish! I want ot make it pronto..

    Not on my diet.. but who really cares these days?! lol

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  38. YUM! I'm not even hungry but my mouth is watering.

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  39. Bacon makes everything better.

    Will have to try this!

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  40. seriously bacon is delicious! and I love chicken and bacon, i'm definately going to have to try this fabulous recipe!! thank you!

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  41. Yes, bacon DOES rock. Those look yummy - and since you admit to lacking somewhat in the domestic diva skill set, I might even be able to make it, because Suzy Homemaker I am not.

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  42. Anything that says, "pound the meat" sounds good to me. Oh. It's a recipe. Okay. Well, there's bacon involved. That's great, too. And cheese. Even better. Yummo. If I had any chicken breasts in the freeze, I'd try this recipe tonight.

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  43. Looks like I need to thaw some chicken! yum!

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  44. Holy. Guacamole. My husband would LOVE that recipe. He's all about bacon AND cheese. WOO!

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  45. Bacon and cheese! Does it get any better than that? Okay, I rock a "mock abalone" that is also fantastic. Pound the hell out of the chicken to flatten it and then stick it in some clam juice for 2 or 3 days to marinate. Lightly flour, salt and pepper, hot pan and turn once and serve with lemon slices. Friends don't believe it's chicken!

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  46. Yum! What time is dinner? I'll bring the wine!

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  47. You even do recipes fun.

    This looks wonderful. I just showed it to my 15 yr old boy, and he said, "I'd LOVE that much bacon."

    Thanks...maybe tht lump in the backroom behind the laptop will come to life, too.

    Thanks,honey.

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  48. Amber your hilarious...when is that book gonna get published???

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  49. I could totally do that. Maybe. Yum

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  50. mmmm!! YUMMY!

    I bet the kiddos would even eat it.

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  51. It was absolutely phenomenal, but I did also throw a bit of bacon bacon seasoning from tastefully simple in with the cheese. OMG! I am so excited to have leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Thanks!

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  52. This looks really easy. Like even I could cook it. Making a mental note. I especially look forward to pounding my meat, LOL.

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  53. I'm supposed to be on a health trip (all vegetables and nothing fancy), but I know exactly what I'll make next Saturday.

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  54. I am SO making this for dinner! Gotta love things that are that simple, yet look so amazing! I maintain that it is impossible to hate anything that is wrapped in bacon. If anyone tells you otherwise, they are lying.

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  55. OH MY!!! THIS WAS GREAT! Everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Chicken's in the oven, beans and potatoes on the stove. And it truely smells delicious! I seasoned with salt, pepper and dried pepper flakes - not that I am not trusting your seasoning abilities, but I am like that, always changing recipes. (^v^)

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  57. Just the thought of chicken wrapped in bacon with mozzarella cheese makes my mouth water. I am so making this for Hubby!

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