My Best Meal Yet….. Bacon Wrapped, Jalapeno and Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken

As a photographer I spend a lot of time prepping things before I photograph them.  So naturally I have become more conscious of the details that are everywhere.  Now back to the topic.  Food and cooking.  I love to eat and I love to cook.  Even better yet, I can photograph what I cook before I eat it, and all of the sudden I have food photography.  So why not make everything I cook not only taste delicious but look amazing too.  Now I don’t have all day to slave away in my kitchen and I certainly don’t want to do 100 dishes after every meal.  So I am going to walk you through my latest dish.  Jalapeno and cream cheese stuffed bacon wrapped chicken!  It was amazing as it sounds :-).  I served it with maple and brown sugar beans, yellow sweet corn, and skillet potatoes.  But the chicken itself was fun and easy to make.

I started by butterflying the chicken breast.  Basically slicing the widest part of it almost all the way through so that you can open it up.  I then cut the ends off and butterflied those pieces as well.  I added Trader Joe’s everyday seasoning, jarred jalapeno’s, and cream cheese into the middle of sliced chicken.  Then wrapped it together like a taco and used the end pieces to close off the top! Now bring on the BACON… Make sure your oven is pre-heated to 350 and set timer for 35min.  Put olive oil in glass baking dish and line with bacon.  Place the stuffed chicken on top of the bacon and then wrap bacon around the chicken.  I didn’t use any tooth picks to hold it together, the olive oil did the trick.  I added a little more seasoning on top and then through it in the oven.  I turned one breast of chicken into two wrapped and stuffed pieces.  after baking for 35 min I increased the temp. to 450 and put it back in for 30 min.  The chicken will turn white and bacon should look fully cooked when you pull it out of oven.

I had a lot of fun with this dish and really impressed myself at the same time.  My room mate and eye thouroughly enjoyed our meal and I hope you do as well!

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I have just finished my new boudoir room in Hollywood, Ca.  For the last two years I have been shooting Boudoir in Santa Barbara for a variety of clients.  These intimate boudoir books make the best gifts for any special occasion.  I have created: Valentine’s Day books, Wedding Anniversary, Birthday, Christmas, and the Wedding Night! Why not treat your husband for Father’s Day too.

A Boudoir Session is a very personal thing and can be a little overwhelming to think about.  I make the entire process stress free and fun!  Clients have told me it was better than a day at the spa.  It is a chance to get yourself all dolled up.  I provide full hair and makeup, champagne and fruit, props and accessories, so that all you have to bring is a few pieces of lingerie and your husbands favorite jersey, button down, and tie! The session takes about two hours. We create a set of images to put into the custom hardcover book that you give him for Father’s Day.   If this sounds like something your interested in, please don’t hesitate to call and ask me questions.  Visit my website to look through my entire gallery of Boudoir images.  The Boudoir Special that I am running includes everything if booked by May 30, 2012.  Call Today! 323.929.3969