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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

Tender chicken gets a special treatment when spread with a creamy filling and wrapped with tasty bacon strips. This easy bacon-wrapped chicken recipe is frequently requested by my bunch. —MarlaKaye Skinner, Tucson, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 bacon strips


  • Preheat oven to 400°. 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, securing with toothpicks if necessary.
  • Place, seam side down, in a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 165°, 35-40 minutes. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 5 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Remove toothpicks before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half: 414 calories, 26g fat (12g saturated fat), 142mg cholesterol, 631mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 40g protein.
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  • Ashlie
    Jul 23, 2017

    This was an easy quick recipe! My husband and I loved it! I did have to cook the chicken a little longer! I also rotated the chicken during the broiling time to get a good even crust! I'll definitely make this again!!!!

  • GabeysBaby
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.