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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Recipe

Tender chicken gets a special treatment when spread with a creamy filling and wrapped with tasty bacon strips. "This easy entree is frequently requested by my bunch," notes MarlaKaye Skinner of Tucson, Arizona.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips


  • 1. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. Spread 3 tablespoons cream cheese over each. Dot with butter and sprinkle with salt; roll up. Wrap each with bacon strip.
  • 2. Place, seam side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 5 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 297 calories, 28g fat (15g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 358mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

Reviews for Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

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GabeysBaby User ID: 8943591 254772
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"Made this tonight and it was a was a shame I only had 2 chicken breasts to work with. I needed to feed 4 and thankfully the breasts were large enough that I cut then in half, then pounded really thin, like 1/4 inch. I had two tubs of cream cheese with about 1/4 of each tub left so I combined the 2. One was a onion/chive blend the other a 3 cheese & jalape?o blend. I didn't measure anything, just spread the cheese on, butter, salt, rolled in 1 or 2 pieces of bacon depending in how large the pieces ended up being. My broiler is broke so when the chicken reached about 165 degrees I transferred it to my cast iron skillet and fried all sides abt 1-2 mins each to crisp up the bacon. Delicious!"

psymom2002 User ID: 8693380 241557
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2016

"My family thought this was delicious! I did have to nuke mine, just because I didn't get mine as flat as everyone else's. I also used 4 large chicken breasts instead of 6. It's quite messier than the picture, but it's good!"

okcmomof2 User ID: 8543176 233002
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2015

"I used little chicken breast tenderloins, marinated them beforehand for about 2 hours in a combination of olive and vegetable oils, liberal amounts of Weber brand Kick'n chicken Seasoning, paprika, seasoned salt, and pepper. After marinating, I pounded them to a 1/2" thickness as described with the smooth side of my meat mallet/tenderizer. I had plain cream cheese on hand so that's what I used. I only had 7 slices of bacon however, so I had to make do with a smaller amount than the recipe prescribed. Because I only used 7 tenderloins, I didn't use the full amount of cream cheese it calls for...I just took 2 marble sized globs and tried to delicately spread it over the flattened tender. I then dotted it with butter, rolled up as best i could, and wrapped it as tidy as possible with a thick slice of Cracker Barrel brand center cut bacon. Placed it seam side down in a Pyrex dish sprayed with nonstick spray, and put the finished prepped product in a 400 degree oven. They're cooking now as we speak...(= I will finish my review shortly on the taste, look, and how reliable the instructions were to produce an optimal finished product.

I would give this zero stars if I could....the outside of the bacon was semi crisp, no matter how long I let it broil, and the inner part of the bacon strip was pink. Something about pink bacon is extremely unappealing. A thermometer inserted into the center read 180 degrees and climbing, so I know it was done, but when I sliced one of the roll ups in half, the bacon surrounding the chicken was distinctly pink and rubbery. And I followed the cooking directions to the letter...I'd there was some way to overcome this, I would like it."

KaeleyShae User ID: 8347374 225283
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"Came out looking nothing like the picture but tasted great. It was a pain to put the cheese in so I just blotted it all over. Smoked my whole house up."

AfricanSun User ID: 8336758 224868
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"Easy to prepare, and very tasty to eat. My wife is pregnant so I wanted to make her something savory and interesting but without being too heavy, so I used plain cream cheese. She loved it, and said I can make it again! The chicken was perfectly cooked and moist. After some experimentation I found the best way to wrap the bacon was to lay the strips out, and position the rolled up chicken breast over them and then just pull the bacon over, for the most even wrap. Highly recommended recipe, even for husbands doing their bit in the kitchen!!"

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 220660
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"This is easy and delicious. I think it's missing a little bit of acidity. That would be my only critique. I will be making this again using different savory cream cheeses."

cloou User ID: 8148997 214458
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

"If you find the chicken to be dry try using a white wine sauce, tastes beautiful. But I use garlic and herb Philadelphia instead. But it might be an idea to wrap the chicken and bacon in cling film and let it settle in the fridge for an hour or so, or just make them in the morning and just pop them in the oven in the evening. Very nice served with mustard mashed potato."

gunslinger User ID: 544392 71302
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

"Absolutely delicious, fancy enough to serve to company, easy enough to make anytime. After I started making it I realized my cream cheese was spinach and artichoke but it still tasted great, so you could use any savory cream cheese you liked or had on hand. Will definately make this again."

memex5 User ID: 1853965 87227
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

"Instead of the cream cheese I used havarti cheese. I seasoned with spike. If you have never used spike you are missing out on a wonderful flavor. My grand kids use spike on their pizza. That is the only 2 things I did different. Love it."

cosborne1234 User ID: 7441748 59835
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"This chicken was amazing and super simple to make."

prvbswmn User ID: 7198116 87225
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Wonderful! Used cream cheese and added fresh chives from the garden. Forgot the butter and onion, but used sea salt with garlic grinder. Just make sure you wrap the bacon tightly. I think using a broiler pan works better than a roasting pan. Doesn't sit in grease that way. Was not dry. Decrease baking time by 5 min. and then add 5 min. to broil on other side."

briske11 User ID: 7423573 31635
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"i made this an hour ago my boss asked for the recipie"

SableMarquette User ID: 7400193 87223
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"I made the for my parents and my mother has asked me to make it over and over! Great recipe!"

therats666 User ID: 3560706 41070
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"Made this last night . The only thing I changed was using plain cream cheese and fresh chives. Will make again"

SJWgrandma User ID: 5517540 79658
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"After opening my freezer and grabbing a package of bacon and a package of chicken breasts, I put the chicken in the mic to defrost while I googled for a recipe. This was the 2nd one I pulled up. So glad I didn't give it a 2nd thought. It was very easy to assemble. I popped it in the oven and prepared some veggies and another side to serve with it.

Will use this frequently... and will try some other cream cheese flavors too. The chicken wasn't dry as some mention. Maybe they beat theirs thinner than I did. Mine was nice and moist."

MommyMum2010 User ID: 5527720 74474
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2012

"I'm making this tonight for the second time and it is delicious!!!!"

mmmm.. User ID: 6379270 203766
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"Very dry chicken"

mmmm.. User ID: 6379270 71259
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"chicken was very dry."

KiaJa230 User ID: 6823638 28547
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2012

"It was ok but not as good as we expected. The bacon didn't cook on the bottom. i had to turn it over and broil more then the chicken got dry. I might try it again with some variations. The idea was good I just couldn't pull it off for some reason."

loislovesclark User ID: 5849224 71258
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

"I give it 5 stars because of how simple and easy it was. The end result was yummy, but not out of this world. I didn't use butter or extra salt, and I didn't miss it. Its nothing fancy but, as my husband says, it looks fancy. I was really please that the cooking instructions were perfect. The chicken cooked through without drying out, and the bacon was just crispy enough. I will definitely make it again!"

dachshundamy User ID: 3308305 79642
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"I didn't put on the butter and it was still yummy!"

Manderdz3 User ID: 5272050 79641
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"Yum Yum! The whole family enjoyed it and named it a favorite!"

Sarahsimplycookin User ID: 6383271 25413
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"Love this. Simple to make and my son loves it."

Sunsetsisters User ID: 5728934 100677
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2011

"I had Honey Maple Bacon on hand, so I used plain cream cheese instead of onion & chive.

It turned out wonderfully. I can't wait to try it again with the original recipe."

lovemyryley User ID: 5889015 41040
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"This was really delicious. A lot of people are saying it needed more cream cheese but I think that probably depends on the size of the breast. I didn't add the butter or salt, and I don't think it was missing it without it. It's very salty as it is with no salt."

hhe User ID: 1548239 59834
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"This chicken is sooo yummy, & easy to make. I made it for a dinner party, & it was a hit. I've even used bacon bits instead of wrapping it, & it still turned out great. I'll make it for years to come"

kbpaulson User ID: 1221655 87220
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"Yummy! I used extra cream cheese, but I guess that's a matter of preference. I made it once without the butter (because I forgot it) and it turned out just fine. My kids and grandkids love this chicken."

annalisa_harmon User ID: 4521665 28546
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

"This was so good. I actually used thin chicken strips and they were super easy to roll up. This is definitely a keeper! YUMMY!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1645113 79657
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"A wonderful recipe. It's quick, easy and delicious. The chicken was very tender. I prepared the chicken early in the day then refrigerated until time to cook. I will definately make this again!"

katezito User ID: 4513596 203765
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"It turned out amazing! It was actually very easy and my Husband couldn't believe that it was cream cheese in the middle! Just awesome!"

Genessa User ID: 4125613 80538
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2009

"This was the best! I made it for a dinner get-together and EVERYONE"

lilsister107 User ID: 4043830 31634
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2009

"my family loved this recipe. i agree with the other comment, needed more cream cheese. i also made a cheese sauce to top, when ready to eat."

linsvin User ID: 1584655 100658
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

"Very easy assembly, elegant enough for dinner party. Not enough cream cheese for each breast, had to use two which was fine. I spinkled with garlic salt instead of salt."

Kelli F. User ID: 1506371 100654
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2008

"This is really good. I make it often. I don't add the butter or salt, and any flavour cream cheese will do. Yum!"

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