This Mushroom Melt Stuffed Chicken is very easy to make and makes my kitchen smell absolutely delicious. I made it for my girlfriend on our anniversary because every girl loves a guy that can cook, and she was very impressed. Another great way to serve chicken!
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- ½ pound button mushrooms, chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- 12 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 12 slices Black Forest ham
- 2 cups shredded Havarti-pepper cheese
- 24 slices bacon
1Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the onion and mushrooms with salt and pepper until the mushrooms are dark and juicy, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and stir in the bread crumbs. Set aside.
2Place each chicken breast half between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to an thickness of about 1/4 inch. Lay a flattened chicken breast out onto a work surface, and place a slice of ham on the chicken. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the mushroom stuffing onto the chicken breast, and top with about 2 1/2 tablespoons of the Havarti cheese. Roll the chicken breast around the stuffing, wrap 2 slices of bacon firmly around each roll, and secure with toothpicks. Place the rolls into a 9×13-inch baking dish.
3Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink and the stuffing is melted and hot, about 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a roll should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove the chicken rolls from the oven, and place an oven rack about 6 inches from the oven’s broiler heat source. Turn on the broiler, and broil the rolls until the bacon is brown, 5 to 10 more minutes.