You’re probably looking at the post title and thinking Rhonda? Who’s Rhonda? This is LORI’S Culinary Creations!! However, let me tell you about this recipe. My friend Rhonda recently had us gals over to her place for a girls night dinner. She made this dish and it was to die for!
This dish is just made for dinner parties. And the cool thing about it is that you can prep it ahead of time and pop it in the oven just before guests arrive. When Rhonda made it for us, there were 6 of us ladies who were there for dinner and they all gave rave reviews. I, asked, well BEGGED for the recipe and Rhonda obliged. She said this is one that is requested often and it’s her daughter’s favorite. I made a change or two in order suit hubby and my taste (aka added garlic) and created this wonderful beef & bacon wrapped chicken dish. Thanks Rhonda.
This recipe contains one food I had not even heard of until that girls night dinner; Armour Dried Beef. It’s not easy to find and I located it at my local Harmon’s with the canned meats like Spam and Vienna Sausages. Not an area of the store I usually go to, but it was worth it. I will say, it’s not cheap at $3.99 for a 4.5 oz jar, but it sure made a nice wrap around the chicken roll. If you use it, just be sure to rinse the slices in warm water prior to use and store any unused slices in the fridge.
Rhonda’s Saucy Beef & Bacon Wrapped Chicken
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Cook time||1 hour|
|Total time||1 hour, 20 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Dish|
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 clove garlic (chopped)
- 1 Large shallot (cut into rings)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 4oz mild cheddar cheese (cut into)
- 2 Large chicken breasts (cut in half crosswise)
- 10 Slices Armour Dried Beef (+ 2 slices for the sauce, rinsed in warm water)
- 5 Strips bacon
- 1 cup fat free sour cream
- 1 cup Campbells Cream of Chicken soup (straight out of the can)
- salt and pepper to taste
You can substitute prosciutto for the dried beef if you can't find it.
Talk about one scrumptious bacon wrapped chicken dish! Hubby and I just loved it…. well I already loved it, but he’s a new fan of Rhonda’s chicken. He practically drank the sauce… in fact, I thought I saw him reaching for a straw. I loved the addition of the garlic and shallots to the sauce since it gave it a nice flavor boost and you know how much we love garlic. It was just was totally mouthwatering!!
Because the sauce cooked with the chicken and the bacon, those flavors merged beautifully with the sauce and just took it to new heights.
For more delicious chicken recipes, hop on over to my Chicken & Turkey Pinterest Board and take a look around.