Pear & Pesto Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts, AIP!

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Made this meal for our special guests, who came all the way from Antarctica to visit. Yup, you read right!

If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m a sauce girl! I love having a jar of fresh homemade sauce to add that extra umph to any meal. This was no exception!

I had the idea of doing these stuffed chicken breasts a few days ago, I didn’t even know I was going to add the pesto, until I saw it there, all green & bright!

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Pear & Pesto Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts, AIP!
Serves 3
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1053 calories
28 g
152 g
80 g
58 g
14 g
452 g
4012 g
12 g
0 g
62 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
452g
Servings
3
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1053
Calories from Fat 707
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 80g
123%
Saturated Fat 14g
69%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 53g
Cholesterol 152mg
51%
Sodium 4012mg
167%
Total Carbohydrates 28g
9%
Dietary Fiber 7g
30%
Sugars 12g
Protein 58g
Vitamin A
140%
Vitamin C
106%
Calcium
12%
Iron
20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 5 tbsp kale pesto*
  2. 5 chicken breasts
  3. 2 ripe pears
  4. 5 tsp mustard (omit or use horseradish for AIP)
  5. 3 tsp salt (may use black pepper too if not AIP)
  6. 10 slices bacon (check labels for sugar, nightshades etc)
  7. Kale Pesto:
  8. 2 cups kale chopped stems & leaves, I had these left over from my creamed kale soup!
  9. 1/2 haas avocado
  10. 4 garlic cloves
  11. 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  12. 1 tsp salt
  13. 1 tsp pepper (omit for AIP)
  14. 1/2 cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. For Pesto:
  2. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until desired smoothness.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350F
  4. Peel & slice pears in to 1/4 inch thick slices.
  5. Butterfly chicken breasts, cut in to them from the side, lengthwise to open them up like a book, leaving them attached in the middle.
  6. If you have a meat hammer, give them a light pounding. It's not absolutely necessary, but it will help with the wrapping.
  7. On one side of the breasts, smear pesto, on the other mustard sauce (or horseradish/wasabi)
  8. Arrange 3-4 slices of pear on one side of the breast.
  9. Fold over the other side, close like a book, pick up in one hand, holding it shut, and sprinkle with salt mix.
  10. Then wrap with 2 slices of bacon in a diagonal, overlapping pattern.
  11. Repeat with all breasts.
  12. Arrange on lightly oiled sheet pan.
  13. Cook for 30 minutes, hitting it with the broiler the last 5 minutes.
  14. Let them sit a few minutes before serving.
  15. We had them over cream of kale, and it was delightful!
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calories
1053
fat
80g
protein
58g
carbs
28g
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