Santa Barbara Chicken

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 481


8 chicken large (2 1/2 to 3 lb. total), skin removed
1 cup avocado mashed (about 2 medium)
12 slices bacon fried crisp and crumbled
1/2 cup green onion thinly sliced
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
4 ounces jarlsburg cheese shredded (about 1 cup)
1 cup bread crumbs fine dry
1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
1 cup butter or margarine, melted
Lemon wedges


Place one chicken breast half at a time, shiny-side down, between two sheets of waxed paper. With a wooden mallet or rolling pin, flatten to 1/4 -inch thickness. Peel off waxed paper.

In a small bowl, stir avocados, bacon, green onions, lemon juice, salt and hot pepper sauce until well blended.

Place about 3 tablespoons of the avocado-bacon mixture and 2 tablespoons of the cheese in center of each breast. Fold breast over and enclose mixture, tucking in ends. Fasten with wooden picks.

On a sheet of waxed paper, mix bread crumbs and lemon pepper. Dip chicken into butter or margarine, then into seasoned bread crumbs, coating well. Place in a shallow 2-quart baking dish. Pour remaining butter or margarine around chicken. If making ahead, cover and refrigerate up to 1 hour.

Bake in a preheated 400° oven for 15 minutes. Baste with butter or margarine and bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until chicken is tender. Remove wooden picks.

Serve with lemon.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 481
Calories from Fat: 303

This Santa Barbara Chicken recipe is from the Fixin' Chicken 101 Ways Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

More Recipes from the Fixin' Chicken 101 Ways Cookbook:
Baked Chicken In Honey Sauce
Baked Papaya Maui
Calico Chicken Casserole
Cantonese Chicken And Noodles
Carol's Lemonade Chicken
Chicken 'N' Ziti
Chicken Acapulco
Chicken And Broccoli Bake
Chicken And Ham Pinwheels
Chicken And Mushrooms
Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Chicken Curry With Condiments
Chicken Divan Pie
Chicken Encore
Chicken Lasagna Florentine
Chicken Livers Stroganoff
Chicken Milanese
Chicken Mornay
Chicken Piccata
Chicken Pie
Chicken Rose
Chicken Strudel With Mustard Sauce
Chicken With Fruited Rice
Chicken With Herbs
Chicken and Ziti
Chicken-Chili Enchiladas
Chicken-Shrimp Paella
Chicken-Vegetable Medley
Company Chicken-Rice Bake
Country Chicken And Vegetables
Deluxe Chicken And Shrimp
Do-Ahead Burgundy Chicken
Down Home Chicken Pie
Easy Chicken A La King
French Chicken Breasts
Golden Gate Chicken
Hot Chicken Salad Pie
Hungarian Paprika Chicken
Italian Lemon Chicken
Leisurely Chicken And Ham
Lemon-Garlic Chicken
Marinated Patio Chicken
Metropolitan Chicken Breasts
Mexican Chicken And Chips
Oriental Casserole
Oven-Fried Chicken In Potato Flakes
Pantry Shelf Chicken
Party Chicken Casserole
Peasant Chicken And Sausage
Pineapple Chicken
Polynesian Chicken
Polynesian Chicken Tempura
Potluck Tetrazzini
Preparing Cooked Chicken
Preparing Cooked Chicken Breasts
Roast Chicken Cognac
Roast Chicken With Orange-GingerSauce
Roast Chicken With Stuffing
Santa Barbara Chicken
Savory Sauteed Chicken Livers
Southern Fried Chicken
Spiced Pueblo Chicken
Stacked Chicken Enchiladas
Szechwan Chicken And Peanuts
Weekend Chicken Surprise

"I must say this is the best recipe software I have ever owned."

"Your DVO cookbook software saves me time and money!"
-Mary Ann

"Call it nutrition software, meal planning software, cooking software, recipe manager, or whatever you want. It is the software I use to stay healthy!"

"Your software is the best recipe organizer and menu planner out there!"

"Thank you so very much for creating such a wonderful cooking recipe program. I think this is the best recipe program there is!"

"I saw lots of recipe software for PC computers but I was having a hard time finding really good mac recipe software. I'm so glad I discovered Cook'n! It's so nice to have all my recipes in a computer recipe organizer. Cook'n has saved me so much time with meal planning and the recipe nutrition calculator is amazing!!!

My favorite is the Cook'n Recipe App.