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Chicken Wrapped in Bacon

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 6 bacon strips
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained


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

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  • vebody33
    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.

  • macs4445
    Jan 10, 2016

    Wonderful and easy! Great for company, too.

  • Yayisima
    Mar 12, 2014

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

  • jhennek
    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.