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Southwest Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • daisey5
    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.

  • MyMarchBabies
    Sep 21, 2009

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    Sep 6, 2009

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