I met Joyce 22 years ago at college. We were roomies in our senior year with two other gals. The four of us worked out a cooking schedule and took turns cooking from Monday through Thursday nights. For college kids that was quite a challenge to have dinner together 4 nights a week and a home cooked meal to boot. Tuesday nights were pretty predictable as Nancy’s favorite meal to pepare was hotdogs, peas and instant mashed potatoes. We didn’t care! Joyce gave us some great meals and one of my favorites was her Chicken Bundles. Very elegant! So here is the step by step. Make as many as you need. They freeze wonderfully (raw) to be cooked later. Just defrost in refrigerator over night.
All you need:
Chicken breasts-one will make two bundles
Mozzarella String Cheese Sticks- one will make 2 bundles
One piece of bacon per bundle- I use uncured
Salt, pepper, and seasoning
Slice a chicken breast in half by placing your palm on top of the breast and placing your head at eye level with the chicken. With a sharp knife, cut the breast in two filets. Cover the chicken with plastic wrap and pound until thinned.
Season the top side of each filet with salt, pepper, and ground sage or your favorite seasoning. Place a half of cheese stick at the long end and roll up. With the seam side up, place bundle on top of a piece of bacon.
Happy Birthday Joyce!