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Chicken Wrapped in Bacon Recipe

Chicken Wrapped in Bacon Recipe

My husband and I like chicken and spicy food. This dish can be adapted to any degree of heat by switching the green chilies to jalapeno peppers. Either way, it's flavorful, moist and tender.—LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Flatten chicken to 1/8-in. thickness. Spread with cream cheese; sprinkle with garlic and salt. Top with chilies. Roll up from a long side; tuck ends in.
  • 2. Wrap three bacon strips around each piece of chicken; secure with toothpicks. Place in a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until chicken juices run clear and bacon is crisp. Discard toothpicks before serving. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 619 calories, 56 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 131 mg cholesterol, 1,472 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.