Chicken Wrapped in Bacon Recipe

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Chicken Wrapped in Bacon Recipe
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Chicken Wrapped in Bacon Recipe

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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
Recommended: Our Best Bacon Recipes
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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

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.
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.
Originally published as Chicken Wrapped in Bacon in Reminisce May/June 2006, p 49

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 619 calories, 56g fat (24g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 1472mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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
  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.
Originally published as Chicken Wrapped in Bacon in Reminisce May/June 2006, p 49

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vebody33 User ID: 8725474 242921
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"This was just discussing! What a waist of my time, effort and ingredients. Couldn't eat, even my 11 year old could not eat. The cream cheese on the middle makes you want to… well you get the picture."

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macs4445 User ID: 1756789 241488
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"Wonderful and easy! Great for company, too."

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Yayisima User ID: 7129702 155740
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"Excellent, all the family love it. I omit the chilies."

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jhennek User ID: 4357429 140661
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"This is delicious! I plan to make this next time we have guests over for dinner. I doubled this to feed my family of four and used turkey bacon to cut some of the fat."

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