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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Spirals

For a spicier version try using sliced jalapeño peppers instead of green chilies. —LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 4 bacon strips
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt, optional
  • 1/4 cup canned chopped green chilies
  • 1-1/2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp; drain on paper towels. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Sprinkle with seasoned salt if desired.
  • In a small bowl, combine the chilies, cream cheese and garlic. Spread over one side of each chicken breast. Roll up and tuck ends in. Wrap each with two bacon strips; secure with toothpicks.
  • Place in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Discard toothpicks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 316 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 486mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 45g protein.

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  • sweetycheeks
    Jan 10, 2015

    When I am in a hurry I use real bacon bits and sprinkle them in the middle and on top. LOTS of green chilies on top too! Messy but so good.

  • alesha_mccants
    Oct 17, 2013

    We don't keep chilies in our home so I substituted green and red bell peppers and it's amazing. If I'm feeling adventurous I'll mix in green onions. I like that you can hide vegetables in it.

  • angelasandoval
    Mar 10, 2012

    Used 1 T. chopped jalapenos instead of green chilies for that extra "kick" we like. Very good!

  • 2foru
    Feb 20, 2011

    Very good flavor! I thought it was a little messy to make, but still, I'd make it again.

  • Northwoods Mom
    Feb 16, 2011

    Another successful meal! My whole family enjoyed it.

  • cc4gs
    Sep 26, 2010

    Best chicken recipe I have ever made!! I suggest breading the chicken. It makes it extra wonderful. It's mine and my husband's fallback dinner when we don't know what else to make. Amazing!

  • ChefTibbles
    May 17, 2010

    This was delicious! I used jalapenos because I didn't have chlies, but I'll definitely be experimenting with more filling again.

  • 86county
    Jul 9, 2009

    I make this for dinner parties served with rice. Always a favorite.