Bacon Wrapped Chicken


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Bacon Wrapped 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!

Bacon Wrapped Chicken is 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)!

Bacon Wrapped Chicken on a plate is an easy to make main dish that everyone loves!

This Cheesy Bacon Wrapped 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!

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Chicken

This bacon wrapped chicken recipe is super simple to make!

  1. Butterfly chicken breasts and fill with cheeses.
  2. Wrap in bacon (of course)!
  3. Season with your fave seasonings.
  4. Bake until juicy and crisp

Crazy easy right?

Making Bacon Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with cheese.

 

How Long to Cook Chicken Wrapped in Bacon

Bacon wrapped chicken is easy to make and doesn’t take all that long to cook. I personally like to cook it at a higher temp to make sure the bacon gets nice and crisp while the inside stays juicy and delicious.

I cook this recipe at 375°F for about 35 min.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken is delicious coated with our favorite seasonings.

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.

Bacon wrapped chicken on a plate oozing cheesy goodness. This is a favorite for our family.

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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!
4.5 from 2 votes
Review Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Holly
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Cheesy Bacon Wrapped 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

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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
Calories: 514, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 148mg, Sodium: 607mg, Potassium: 768mg, Carbohydrates: 13g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 36g, Vitamin A: 19.6%, Vitamin C: 23.8%, Calcium: 37.2%, Iron: 34.7%

(Nutrition 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!

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  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. 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?

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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?

    1. 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!

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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. :-)