Southwest Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Recipe
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Southwest Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Recipe

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One of the things my family likes about this recipe, which I created, is that you can adjust the "heat index" by using green chilies or jalapeno peppers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 428 calories, 37g fat (16g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 858mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Sprinkle chicken breasts with seasoned salt. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, chilies and garlic. Spread half of the mixture on each chicken breast. Roll up chicken and wrap with two bacon strips; secure with toothpicks.
  2. Place chicken in a greased shallow 4-1/2 cup baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45 minutes. Cover and bake 10-15 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear. Discard toothpicks before serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Bacon-Wrapped Chicken in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p179

Sweet White Wine

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

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daisey5 User ID: 146806 135156
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

"It was moist and not dried out. I used turkey bacon instead of regular so I did not cook it first. I did have a hard time rolling them up. But they were very good."

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