Bacon Wrapped Chicken Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Chicken, and bacon, better yet, crispy bacon. They are two of my favorite foods both in one easy recipe. I had some extra boneless-skinless chicken breasts on hand and was looking for an easy dinner which brings us today’s recipe for Bacon Wrapped Chicken. What really surprised me was the amount of ingredients in this recipe, there are very few! I feel the chive and onion cream cheese is a huge ingredient in the flavor department and does most of the work for you. Β Try and pound the chicken breasts down with a mallet as thinly as possible because they will roll up a lot easier. If you want to do some outdoor grilling these can also be grilled as well. They go great with a side dish of pasta or flavored rice. Enjoy.
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12 boneless skinless chicken breasts halves
2 (8 oz) cartons chive and onion cream cheese
12 slices of bacon
salt (to taste)
2 tablespoons butter

Cooking Instructions:
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Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Between 2 sheets of wax paper with a mallet flatten chicken breasts to ½” thickness.
Step 2: Spread 3 tablespoons of cream cheese over each chicken breast. Then Dot with butter and season with salt. Wrap with bacon and stick a toothpick through the rolled chicken breast to hold it together. Roll up and stick a toothpick through to hold it together.
Step 3: Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes (or until juices run clear).
Step 4: Turn on the broiler and broil six inches from the heat for 5 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
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82 Responses to “Bacon Wrapped Chicken Recipe”

  1. grace — May 27, 2008 @ 3:01 am

    come on now–cream cheese, chicken, and bacon? you slay me. and since it’s seemingly quite easy, i have no excuse not to make and devour several portions…

  2. Toni — May 27, 2008 @ 1:03 pm

    I want to you to know that I make these all the time!!! See great cooks do think alike.

  3. Bobby — May 27, 2008 @ 3:58 pm

    grace – haha, I love your comments. It is sooo easy and good, you need to try it!

    Toni – Yes, we are great cooks! They are amazing, right?

  4. Katie — June 11, 2008 @ 10:04 am

    These look great. Chicken, cream cheese and bacon how can you go wrong.

  5. Ros — June 23, 2008 @ 1:32 pm

    Ooh. Yum. Going to print this one off, and think of an excuse to use it!

  6. Bobby — June 23, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

    Ros – You will love it πŸ™‚ Let me know how it turns out.

  7. Aaron — June 24, 2008 @ 5:03 am

    Nice πŸ˜‰

  8. Brad — June 26, 2008 @ 10:14 am

    I bet tarragon cream cheese would be good, too

  9. Pedro — June 27, 2008 @ 8:30 am

    I do something very similar except that I cook the bacon (usually microwave to get it SUPER crispy) first and sprinkle it over the cream cheese. Then, I coat in panko and bake.

  10. Hen — June 28, 2008 @ 7:44 pm

    Okay…sorry if I get all healthy on evryone, but I make these with chopped spinach and I use turkey bacon.
    For variety, you can also use some gorgonzla cheese…yummy!
    Just chop the spinach, add the crumbled cheese to the seasoned chicken breasts and roll & wrap.
    I saw a cook on TV do this but she created a pocket (at the small end of the breast)and stuffed the chicken with the veggies and cheese, seasoned them and wrapped the bacon strips around them and popped them in the oven.
    You can get very creative ( garlic, mushrooms, shallots in the veggie/cheese mixture) with the ingredients and make it different each time. Sorry, I get carried away with cooking ideas!
    Enjoy, any way you choose to serve it!

  11. Martin — July 7, 2008 @ 4:05 am

    Hen, those are very nice tips to make it more yummy and delicious.

  12. Bobby — July 7, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

    Brad – Yes, I think so as well!

    Hen – great idea, garlic and mushrooms sound great.

  13. Evan — July 10, 2008 @ 8:36 am

    Great recipe! I tried it out last night and loved it.

  14. Mitzi — July 21, 2008 @ 6:47 pm

    I made these, and they were yummy!!

  15. Melinda — December 7, 2008 @ 7:03 pm

    I’m making this to take to this year’s family Christmas Eve party…they will love it

  16. Jose — December 9, 2008 @ 10:53 am

    i have made these befor but not with chive and onion cream cheese can any one suggest a certin brand

  17. Bobby — December 9, 2008 @ 10:56 am

    Jose – philadelphia makes a good chive and onion. I hope you enjoy.

  18. Jose — December 9, 2008 @ 10:58 am

    thanks Bobby my family will love it

  19. Jamy — January 10, 2009 @ 10:26 pm

    Ya know, I keep thinking I’m going to see a recipe I DON’T want to make, and it’s really only happened once so far. The hardest part is deciding what to make FIRST! I cannot wait to show this site to my hubby and come up w/ some new meals! I’m sorry to keep bugging you with comments, but WOW! Everything looks so incredible!

  20. Savanna — February 15, 2009 @ 5:07 pm

    I have been make this for years they are great but I use chicken strips not breast my kids love them

  21. kristin — April 16, 2009 @ 8:34 am

    Try philadelphia herb and garlic cream cheese too

  22. Suzanne — April 17, 2009 @ 11:42 am

    Oh, wow! What’s not to love? πŸ™‚ Great photos!

  23. erik — May 26, 2009 @ 4:15 am

    They make these across the street from my house, and serve it with the best spicy sauce made of strawberry jam, spicy red peppers and ketchup.

  24. student — May 27, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

    I am a College student and made this it was easy to make and very good!

  25. Angela — May 31, 2009 @ 7:27 am

    LOVE THIS – takes me back to when my college roomie and I made these quite frequently.

    She would put the bacon on the inside of the chicken.

    Due to lack of utensils when we first made it, I split the chicken breasts instead of pounding them out.

    I love the above alternates/additions suggested and will definitely try some.

  26. Beverly — September 11, 2009 @ 9:27 am

    Can’t wait to try this recipe, does anyone reccomend cooking the bacon a little first? Worried the broiling part may make the chicken a bit dry.

  27. Michelle — November 30, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

    These would be great if they were downsized into appetizers!

  28. Torrey — February 3, 2010 @ 4:11 am

    Incredible!!! These were SO tasty! I forgot the butter and they still came out perfect. :). Thank you so much.

  29. Shawna — February 16, 2010 @ 11:42 am

    I tried this recipe in a casserole dish with brown rice on the bottom. Just pour the rice in (uncooked and add the amount of water depending on the serving size)..Then put the bacon wrapped chicken on top of the rice and bake!..The juices from the chicken and bacon give an exciting flavor to the rice. I also added a can of cream of chicken soup to give some substance to the rice.

  30. Rob — June 24, 2010 @ 12:49 pm

    I’ve made these before and they were very good. I would highly recommend.

  31. Michael — September 25, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

    I Tried this recipe tonight, but instead of using chicken breast, I used freshly hunted turkey breast (cleaned and off the animal within 5 minutes of taking it down, refrigerated instantly, and cooked only 3 hours later) and this is incredible! Thank you for posting this, helps a young bachelor do well around the kitchen! πŸ™‚

  32. Rhonda — March 15, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    OMG! That was the best chicken/bacon dinner my husband and I have had! Delicious! We have very picky children so they just ate the bacon and left the chicken because it had cream cheese in it so next time there chicken I will just wrap in bacon and they are sure to like it. Well, I will have to use Turkey bacon and then there won’t be any complaints.

  33. madeline — March 19, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

    i make this but with sweet plantains and cheese its great !!!!!

  34. Jeri — April 3, 2011 @ 5:44 am

    We’re trying it now , can’t wait to taste it xx

  35. Bonnie — April 6, 2011 @ 11:53 pm

    I had something similar at a local restaurant this week, but they spread the pounded chicken with chive cream cheese, followed by sprinkling precooked crumbled bacon mixed with finely chopped onion, and one thinly-sliced mushroom per breast. Fold chicken over this stuffing and bake in 350 degree oven til juices run clear. 5 minutes before serving they covered with a slice of Provolne cheese, leave in oven until melted. Finally, topped wtih two heaping tablespoons of cranberry sauce and serve. OUTSTANDING.

  36. Tracy J — April 29, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    I make this once a week, I love it!! I have been making it for years…

  37. chrissy — June 3, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

    OMG!!!! me and my sis just cooked this. it was so yummy! it was like a good home cooked meal.cream cheesy easy! love it! cook it once a week!

  38. Megan — August 30, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    My dad made this one day while i was still in highschool for us. They are VERY FATTING but they taste so good. I just though about them today cause i had all the stuff and was like humm how do i make them. so i tried to call my dad and figure it out but he didnt answer so i typed Chicken,Bacon, Cream Cheese in google and these came up. He makes them EXACTLY the same way and i told him there was a recipe for it and he freaked lol. We put ours on top or next to rice to make it a little healthy

  39. Eydie — October 7, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

    Has anyone tried these on these on the grill? You think that will work ?

  40. Heftel's Girl — October 19, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    Just made these… AMAZING! So simple but so delicious! I think I’m going to add some chopped jalepenos next time to try. Definitely a keeper! Thanks!

  41. Kim — October 26, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    These are the bomb! OMG! Compliments from my husband as well.

  42. Jacqueline — November 8, 2011 @ 4:53 pm

    I was wondering what to make for dinner and I decided to check my “Pinterest Pantry” and I had pinned your chicken a while ago and it is in the oven right now. I hear it sizzling. I can’t wait! I am going to do this more often, just go to the Pinterest recipes I have saved and make them for dinner1 Thanks, looks wonderful!

  43. Shannon — November 17, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

    Bobby, I found your recipe on Pinterest as well. I was also looking for something to fix for dinner tonight so I went into my “Pinterest Pantry” (I LOVE that Jacqueline, so I’m quoting you on that!) and these fit the bill. I stopped by the grocery store on the way home from work and got what I needed to make them. Can I just say….. Shut the front door! These bacon wrapped chicken breasts were awesome!! Everyone loved them! They are definitely a keeper and we will be making them again! Thank you from Texas for making our night!

  44. Melanie — December 3, 2011 @ 11:45 am

    Can I prepare night before and bake next day for holiday party?

  45. Bobby — December 3, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

    Melanie- Yes, I think that would be okay.

  46. Brandon — December 11, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

    Just made these in the last hour…took a bit longer to cook in my oven for some reason? But I ate 4 of them myself!

  47. Andria — December 14, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    This was absolutely amazing!! I baked mine over a bed of white rice mixed with water and a can of cream of chicken soup. My picky 2 yr old twin girls ate this up!!! I found this on Pinterest!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

  48. Terry — December 16, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    We do these as an appetizer. Refrigerate the chicken to firm the cheese and cut into bite size pieces. Instead of chives we add chopped jalapeno peppers.

  49. Meredith — January 1, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

    Just made these with turkey bacon and they were great! Only problem was that a lot of the cream cheese melted out of the sides. Any suggestions?

  50. Bobby — January 1, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

    Meredith- that tends to happen sometimes. Try putting a little less cream cheese in.

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