There’s nothing like Bacon wrapped chicken with broccoli Swiss Cheese combination for dinner. This classic combination is a winning favorite based on chicken cordon blue concept. Rather then ham and cheese stuffed chicken, the bacon wrapped around chicken stuffed with broccoli and Swiss Cheese. By wrapping bacon around chicken replacing the three step breading that traditionally goes on Chicken Cordon Blue. Then replace ham with blanched broccoli florets and sliced Swiss cheese filled chicken breast. Sounds hard to do but really not any harder then making Chicken Cordon Blue.
Why wrapping bacon around chicken breasts?
Bacon is perfect moisture barrier to maintain juicy flavorful chicken breast as it is being cooked. Use thinly sliced bacon so as chicken breasts cooks the bacon becomes nice and crispy. Towards the end of the cooking process increase the cooking temperature to a higher heat. If using a Air fryer start at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, then set to 400 degrees for 5 minutes to crisp the bacon. Suggesting brushing bacon with maple syrup mixture to give the bacon wrapped chicken broccoli Swiss Cheese a glossy golden brown look.
Butterflying Chicken Breasts:
Boneless Chicken Breasts need to be trimmed and butterflied. The chicken breasts need to be big enough to wrap around the broccoli and Swiss Cheese. Using a boning knife to split chicken breast through middle almost all the way through leaving just enough chicken in tact. Then open split breast open like butterfly, cover with plastic wrap. Next pound chicken breast with meat mallet to flatten breast evenly. Caution not not to pound chicken too hard punching holes into meat.