Cheesy Bacon Chicken

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Cheesy Bacon Chicken is the perfect combination of cream cheese, jalapeno peppers, chicken and bacon all in one! This recipe combines simple and delicious ingredients into a dish that comes together easily and leaves your family begging for seconds!

Cheesy Bacon Chicken is the perfect combination of creamy cheesy goodness with a kick of heat- all wrapped up in juicy chicken breast and bacon! I've made this about a hundred times and I'll be making it at least a hundred more!

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Cheesy Bacon Chicken makes for an amazing dinner! Not only does it offer a perfect combination of creamy cheesy goodness with a kick of heat- all wrapped up in juicy chicken breast and bacon; but also it creates very few dirty dishes to make clean up a breeze!  (And any dish that doesn’t require a ton of dishes is perfect in my books)!

This Cheesy Bacon Chicken recipe goes great with a side like Grilled Bacon Wrapped Corn or even just a Classic Coleslaw. It makes for a fantastic weeknight dinner or a perfect potluck dish.  I actually always try to make extra so I have some leftover for lunch the next day because it reheats beautifully and as crazy as it sounds, I love to slice the leftovers and serve them cold!

Cheesy Bacon Chicken is the perfect combination of creamy cheesy goodness with a kick of heat- all wrapped up in juicy chicken breast and bacon! I've made this about a hundred times and I'll be making it at least a hundred more!

Any sort of southwest seasoning (or even a tex mex style seasoning) will work perfectly in this recipe, so just use what you have on hand.  If you prefer less heat, you can substitute the jalapenos with sliced green onions.  Note:  This recipe makes 2 chicken breasts but can easily be doubled/tripled.

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

*Southwest Seasoning *Aluminum Foil *Baking Dish

 

Cheesy Bacon Chicken is the perfect combination of creamy cheesy goodness with a kick of heat- all wrapped up in juicy chicken breast and bacon! I've made this about a hundred times and I'll be making it at least a hundred more!
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4.5 from 2 votes
Servings: 2 servings
CHEESY BACON CHICKEN
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
 
Author: Holly
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Bacon Chicken
Cheesy Bacon Chicken is the perfect combination of cream cheese, jalapeno peppers, chicken and bacon all in one!
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons spreadable cream cheese
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons diced jalapenos
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 oz cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices bacon uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons southwest seasoning
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a pan with foil.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, garlic, jalapenos and salt & pepper.
  3. Butterfly chicken breast (so you can open it like a book). Add 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture and 1/2 of the cheddar cheese to each chicken breast. Close the chicken breast wrapping around the cheese.
  4. Wrap two slices of bacon around each chicken breast to seal it closed making sure the ends of the bacon are tucked under the chicken to hold it in place. Rub southwest seasoning over the bacon.
  5. Bake on prepared pan for 35-40 minutes or until cooked through.
Nutrition Information

(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Cheesy Bacon Chicken is the perfect combination of creamy cheesy goodness with a kick of heat- all wrapped up in juicy chicken breast and bacon! I've made this about a hundred times and I'll be making it at least a hundred more!

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

30 comments on “Cheesy Bacon Chicken”

  1. This was so delicious and so easy! I can’t do garlic or jalapenos anymore (even tho I love them both); however, I used 1T of garlic herb cream cheese just for a taste and 3 T of the plain cream cheese and no garlic. I also didn’t use too much sw seasoning cause I can’t have spicy but it wasnt spicy. I will add more next time so it looks more like your picture! I served it with Long grain and wild rice and honey glazed carrots.. My bf loved it!!

  2. This is so delicious oh my gosh 5 star totqlly try it

  3. Awesome!! I didn’t put the peppers in it. Use my own seasoning

  4. Just to clarify, how much should each breast weigh? Do you mean what some people call whole chicken breasts (the entire chest of the chicken), or what the same people call a breast half?

  5. Made this last night and it immediately won a place in the meal rotation! My chicken breasts were really huge so pounded them a bit before I put the cheese mixture on them. Even then they were still huge so I had to use 3 strips of bacon on each (gosh darn it!) I baked it about 40 minutes. Delicious and moist. I didn’t have a “soutwest ” seasoning so I made one using an Emeril recipe – delicious. I also made a chipoltle cream sauce for it. Served with a big pile of summer squash roasted with onions. Fabulous!

  6. I’m excited to find another bacon wrapped chicken recipe :-) I will be making this tonight!

    I make a version of this bit I put asparagus and chive cream cheese inside before wrapping with bacon.

  7. Going to make this. Never thought of chicken, bacon & cheddar together. We’re not really into southwestern flavors so I’m going to use Italian parsley, garlic, & other Italian herbs instead of the jalapenos & southwestern seasonings.

  8. What would be a good substitute for the jalapeños? I will not be using them. Canned, chopped green chilies?..

  9. I’m having guest for dinner and I think this will be a good dosh but what side should I serve with it? Besides a Cole slaw my kids are not to found of it. This seems easy to make and doesn’t take much time. If making more than two the cook time should still be the same or will it require more time?

    • Steamed or roasted broccoli, a rice dish and a tossed salad would go perfectly with this. The cooking time does not need to be increased if you double the recipe, just ensure the chicken is a little bit spread out (not touching one another) and they should be fine!

  10. Sorry but where does the southwest seasoning go?

  11. Wow this looks really good! I’m definitely going to try this next week! We eat chicken very often but I will have to add some cheese and bacon next time!

  12. 3 favorite words: cheesy. bacon. chicken. Boom done!

  13. Yum!! This looks so good and delicious! Bookmarking this to make it on the weekend!

  14. Wow, my meat-loving husband would love this. I’ll make it for him! :-)

  15. YES love the idea of a bacon wrapped chicken breast – not sure why I haven’t thought of that myself!

  16. I think I need to add more cheese and bacon to pretty much everything. This is fantastic!

  17. Let’s face it – you could probably wrap cardboard in bacon and I would eat it! LOL. This juicy, cheesy, spicy chicken sounds waaay better. :-)

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