This quick and easy recipe will be a hit as an appetizer or for a simple dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 4 – 6 Boneless, skinnless chicken breasts
  • 1.5 Pounds thick cut bacon
  • 12 – 16 Mozzarella Snack Sticks
  • Bloody Mary Jam, or any of the savory jams would be terriffic
  • 1 Plastic ziplock bag
  • Meat Pounder
  • Glazing Brush

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Take your chicken breasts, and place them in the ziplock bag. (I cut them in half (butterflied) first, because they were quite thick.)
  • With the meat pounder, beat the breast halves flat to a less than 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Gently remove the breast, and place on a cutting board.
  • Glaze with a light layer of the jam using a basting/glazing brush.
  • Place 1 mozzarella stick on the edge of the breast and roll until covered. (I chose to cut the breast at this point for a single layer of chicken).
  • Wrap the chicken with 1 – 2 slices of bacon, completely covering the chicken with the bacon.
  • Place on a broiling tray.
  • Glaze again the whole outside of the bacon roll.
  • Repeat with the remaining chicken and cheese sticks.
  • Place broiling tray in the oven for 30 – 45 minutes until the outside is nicely browned.  If this doesn’t happen, or the browning isn’t enough, turn the oven on to a low broil setting for the last 5 minutes.
  • Temperature check the sticks to 160 degrees fahrenheit.  Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • You can have a side dish of the jam for dipping or glaze again when done for a saucy topping.
  • Serve with your favorite side or with other appetizers and ENJOY!!

Finished Product Ready for Devouring!!

This recipe was originally found on the TASTY website.  See their video here.