Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

bacon wrap stuffed chicken single
Facebook recipe does it again! There are kazillions of recipes being posted from wall to wall on Facebook.  I drool over them just like you do. But, just like you, I can’t cook or bake or EAT everything out there.

Place chicken in Ziplock bag and then pound to 1/4" thickness
Place chicken in Ziplock bag and then pound to 1/4″ thickness

Occasionally I stop, read a recipe and then print it out. I am not certain if all the stars align, the recipe just looks exceptionally appealing or I am just hungry at that moment.  Maybe a little bit of all three.

The headline to this recipe read:
“I AM IN LOW CARB HEAVEN WITH THIS ONE!”
This was followed by a short list of ingredients:


Chicken breast — always, well usually, in my freezer
Cream cheese – got it
Chopped green onion – just happen to have some needing to be used
Hot pepper jack cheese – I added this one
Bacon – always available from the freezer

1 lb chicken cut into four 4 ounce pieces.
1 lb chicken cut into four 4 ounce pieces.

One pound of chicken breast is either one large breast with a thin film holding each half together or an already cut breast that yields two halves.  When each half is cut in half you will have four 4 ounce pieces, which is a very nice serving size.

stuffed chicken bacon wrap
Two chicken breasts, each cut in half and pounded thin makes 4 large servings

We, the Chief, my sous-chef dish-washing mom and I, LOVE stuffed chicken breast.  Enuf said.

baked stuffed chicken breasts
This recipe — What a surprise!! My new favorite stuffed chicken breast. If the cream cheese and pepperjack don’t do it for you, the bacon will put this over the top! The chicken stays very moist as it cooks and the pepperjack cheese will melt and the cream cheese will keep a little form. (If you can’t buy pepperjack where you live, any favorite meltable cheese works.)   The bacon – well it crisps up beautifully.  I turned these over and broiled the bottoms to crisp up bacon that was already well cooked.

single chicken halved
I will be wrapping this up for a Christmas party or two!

If you are a “chicken-eater” like I am don’t stop with just this recipe, I found amazing chicken recipes from Paula at Chew The World!

Happy Cooking!
Catherine

P.S.  I have found that some “big appetites” like a second helping of this main dish.  Be prepared and make plenty!

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Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
 
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An easy, but elegant main dish! The chicken is moist, the flavor superb and the bacon a perfect wrapping!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 large servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. Boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 4 - 4 ounce pieces
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • ¼ cup Pepperjack cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • 4 to 8 pieces of bacon
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken into 4 equal size pieces. Pound breast so it is about ¼" thick.
  2. Mix together softened cream cheese, chopped green onions and shredded pepperjack cheese. Put ¼ of this mixture into the middle of each piece of chicken.
  3. Starting at the long side, roll chicken breast up, keeping the cheese mixture to the middle.
  4. Wrap 1 to 2 slices of bacon around the chicken breast, secure with toothpick, if needed.
  5. Place on baking sheet (with an edge on it) or a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees F.
  6. Broil topside for about 5 minutes to fully brown and crisp bacon. Turn each breast over and broil for another 3 minutes or so to crisp up the bottom side.
  7. Serve immediately.
Notes
* One piece of bacon wrapped around each breast is enough. But 2 pieces of bacon for each breast fully wraps the chicken and is outstanding as well.

* 1 lb. of chicken usually equals one large chicken breast cut in half. Cut each half in half again and you will have four 4 ounce pieces.

* This recipe is very adaptable to being basted with your favorite grilling sauce, marinade, chili sauce, or sweet and sour sauce during baking.
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