Crumbed Chicken with Bacon, Cheese & Macadamia Stuffing

Crumbed chicken dishes are among my favourite and this one tops the list. They are simple to prepare and is a fantastic make ahead meal to pop into the fridge to bake at dinner time.  It not only is a great weeknight meal, it also doubles as a special meal for a dinner party.

Don’t stress about completely sealing in the stuffing as during cooking, it doesn’t leak out too much.  You can’t go wrong with this recipe as it will taste great no matter how it looks!

Stuffed Crumbed Chicken Recipe

Prep time: 30 mins

Cooking time: 40mins 



1 kg chicken breast fillets
1 cup breadcrumbs
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten
120g bacon, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
250g cream cheese
¼ cup macadamia nuts,  finely chopped (optional) 

Stuffed Crumbed Chicken Recipe


  1. Place breadcrumbs & parmesan in a flat tray & mix together. 
  2. In a small bowl, beat eggs.  Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, add bacon & microwave on high, covered, for 2 mins. Add garlic, cream cheese & macadamia nuts.  Mix until well combined.
  4. Slice thick chicken breasts in half, lengthways.  Pound chicken breast fillets until thin (approx. ½ cm).  This doesn’t need to be exact but you don’t want them too thick.  Swipe one side of the breast through the beaten egg & lay (egg side down) onto the breadcrumbs, crumbing only one side of the breast.
  5. Place a scoop of bacon & cheese mixture onto the upturned side of the chicken breast. Roll up the breast & secure with toothpicks.  You may also need to secure the sides of the breast to stop the filling from leaking out.
  6. Place in baking dish & repeat the process with the remaining chicken breasts.  Cover & store in the fridge until required. 


  1. Preheat oven to 180oC.   Bake, uncovered for 40 mins or until chicken is cooked through. 

Stuffed Crumbed Chicken Recipe

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Recipe by BAFM Contributor Amanda Arnold

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1 Comment

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    August 9, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Can I please have the yield of this recipe
    portioning aid and portion

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