Guacamole Chicken Rolls

These Dolled-up Chicken Breast are a good “do ahead” (finished just before) for company dinners……………Guacamole Chicken Rolls

And/or for the freezer for when reheating is convenient on busy nights when dinner is required. When I make these for company, I make double simply to have that second meal handy. I’d like to add that finished and chilled, cut in half they are perfect finger food for picnicking.

The other thing I do when I make this recipe, is make extra guacamole for “on the side” addition at the table. That and  beautiful Salsa Pico de Gallo put art on the table.


Ingredients                                                         Serves 6

  • 6 Chicken Breasts (boneless/skinless)
  • 12 slices smoky bacon (uncooked)
  • Salt and black pepper for seasoning chicken
  • ————————
  • 2 large Avocados, smashed
  • ½ cup each diced red onion, chopped fresh tomato (seeds removed)
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed/minced
  • 1/2 cup Manchego cheese

Process

Make the guacamole:

  1. Peel and seed the Avocado.
  2. Smash Avocado until relatively smooth
  3. Add onion, tomato, salt, lime, garlic and cheese.
  4. Smash all together until well combined.
  5. Refrigerate until needed.

Prepare Chicken Breast for stuffing:

  1. Carefully slit a deep pocket in each chicken breast. Take care not to cut through the sides.
  2. Season with salt and pepper

Stuff the chicken:

  1. Using a clean spoon, divide the guacamole in half.
  2. Stuff the pocket in the chicken with guacamole mix, fill but don’t overstuff.
  3. Wrap bacon around chicken, covering the opening, secure with a toothpick
  4. Sear on all sides on high heat to brown about 4 minutes (*1)
  5. Remove to a 400°F oven for 15-18 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

(*1) For a “do ahead” for company dinner, finish to here, refrigerate then add 8 minutes to oven time when finishing. (Temp with instant read thermometer to 165° internal temp.) Cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

 

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