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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 number 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.  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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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Recipe


  • Author: Bobby

Ingredients

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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

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Between 2 sheets of wax paper with a mallet flatten chicken breasts to ½” thickness.
  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.
  3. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes (or until juices run clear).
  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 comments

  1. grace says:

    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. Bobby says:

    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?

  3. Pedro says:

    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.

  4. Hen says:

    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!

  5. Jamy says:

    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!

  6. erik says:

    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.

  7. Angela says:

    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.

  8. Beverly says:

    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.

  9. Torrey says:

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

  10. Shawna says:

    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.

  11. Michael says:

    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! 🙂

  12. Rhonda says:

    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.

  13. Bonnie says:

    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.

  14. chrissy says:

    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!

  15. Megan says:

    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

  16. Heftel's Girl says:

    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!

  17. Jacqueline says:

    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!

  18. Shannon says:

    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!

  19. Brandon says:

    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!

  20. Andria says:

    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!!!

  21. Terry says:

    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.

  22. Meredith says:

    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?

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