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Southwest Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jan. 20, 2023
One of the things my family likes about this recipe, which I created, is that you can adjust the "heat index" by using green chiles or jalapeno peppers. —LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma


  • 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 chiles, drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  1. 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, chiles and garlic. Spread half of the mixture on each chicken breast. Roll up chicken and wrap with 2 bacon strips; secure with toothpicks.
  2. 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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