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It’s been a bit of a chicken week here at my house, but that’s nothing new – chicken breast is my go-to dinner option when I’ve got nothing else up my sleeve.

Well, chicken breast and Tuna Helper.

Don’t judge.

And because of this, I’m constantly looking for new ways to cook and prepare my beloved chicken. Last week’s honey balsamic chicken was absolutely amazing and pretty hard to top, so this time around I wanted to spice things up by going in a completely different direction.

And by “different direction” I mean I added bacon.

Around the chicken.

Behold: bacon wrapped chicken!

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken! Tender bacon wrapped chicken stuffed with cream cheese and chives. | HomemadeHooplah.com

Being the chicken connoisseur that I am, I can’t count how many recipes I’ve tried that use cream cheese in some way. Chicken and cream cheese is a very popular combination, but in most cases, the cream cheese is only there to provide a

Chicken and cream cheese is a very popular combination, but in most cases, the cream cheese is only there to provide a creamy texture. The flavor always seems to be handled by some other blend of herbs and spices, completely overshadowing the tart cream cheese.

That’s not the case with this recipe!the cream cheese flavor is front and center, with the bacon (

Tthe cream cheese flavor is front and center, with the bacon (mm, bacon!) and chives only enhancing it. Even I, the Chicken Recipe Master that I am (that title’s still available, right?) was surprised by how flavorful it was. Kinda makes me wonder why I’ve been treating cream cheese so badly all these

Kinda makes me wonder why I’ve been treating cream cheese so badly all these years, because the cream cheese simply made this dish.

So I hate to do this to you guys again, but this’ll be (yet another) short post. The holiday weekend is certainly doing it’s number on me, making me even more pressed for time on top of everything else I’m trying to juggle.

Hopefully the rest of this week will be slower and I can resume treating you all to more of my corny jokes. Because that’s totally why you’re here, for my armature comedy hour.

It certainly has nothing to do with the food or photos of bacon wrapped chicken like this.

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken! Tender bacon wrapped chicken stuffed with cream cheese and chives. | HomemadeHooplah.com

Okay, maybe it has a little to do with the photos.

But probably just the bacon.Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken! Tender chicken breast stuffed with cream cheese and chives wrapped tightly within crispy bacon. | HomemadeHooplah.com

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Tender chicken breast stuffed with cream cheese and chives wrapped tightly within crispy bacon.
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Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Tender chicken breast stuffed with cream cheese and chives wrapped tightly within crispy bacon.
RATE THIS RECIPE:
Votes: 281
Rating: 3.33
You: 3
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Servings:
4
servings
Prep:
15
minutes
Cook:
35
minutes
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instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large frying pan over medium heat, cook bacon until it begins to curl and turn red - you want it to be partially cooked but still flimsy. Place bacon on a paper towl while preparing other ingredients.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese and chives. Set aside.
  4. Place chicken breasts in a plastic bag. Using a meat mallet, flatten chicken breasts until they're about 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Spoon a portion of the cream cheese mix and spread it in the center of the chicken breast, keeping at least a 1/2 inch gap from the edges clear.
  6. Starting with the smallest end, roll up the chicken breast. With the seam side of the chicken facing up, wrap pieces of bacon around it so that the ends of the bacon are tucked beneath the chicken. Wrapping this way should secure the bacon and keep the chicken wrapped. If needed, use toothpicks to help keep the chicken wrap together.
  7. Place chicken in a baking dish of your choice (I used a 9x13 I had handy) and bake for 30 minutes. Turn oven to broil for 5 minutes to crisp the bacon. If desired, sprinkle more fresh chopped chives on top. Serve immediately.
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40 Responses to Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken

  1. What a perfect recipe!! We love chicken breasts in our house too – they’re so easy and yummy. I’ll definitely be trying your recipe this week. Thanks for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party!

  2. Honestly this looks amazing, I want this now and it is only breakfast time. This will be going on my menu planner in the coming weeks. Stopping by from the Fabulous Foodie Fridays, hope you had a great weekend.

  3. This is awesome! I made it for a low-carb meal with broccoli and my husband asks for it weekly now!

    • Hey Riebe! I haven’t worked with the precooked bacon before, but I *think* it should be okay – as long as it’s still pliable enough to wrap around the chicken, you should be good to go 🙂

    • You can make this dish with uncooked bacon. It will have to go covered and for a little longer in the oven (same temp) and you’ll want to let the bacon crisp up under the broiler (keep an eye on it!), but it turns out great.

      This is a dish my mom used to make and it’s one of my favorites. I do add a small pat of butter to each chicken “roll”. Some of the cream cheese melts out with the butter and makes a tasty sauce to go with it.

  4. It’s nice to have these places to go to for new ideas for dinner.
    Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to share these great dinners with ALL of us.
    Sue

  5. I used the onion & chive cream cheese and center cut bacon. It was very tasty, but needed salt. Next time I’ll salt the chicken, possibly mix some garlic powder into the cream cheese as well, but other than that this is definitely a keeper!

    • You’re braver than me Barb (we’re afraid of spicy heat in my house!) but I know quite a few friends who would love adding jalapenos 😀

  6. Cooked this last night but it was very late and we did not get to eat it. Stored in refrigerator – it looks amazing. Should I just heat it up at 350 or will it not be any good since not served immediately? Thanks!

    • Hey Kay, so sorry for the late response! If you haven’t already done so, you can give the chicken a very light coating of cooking spray / olive oil and cook at 325 degrees F for about 15 minutes. Check the temp, and if it’s still not warm enough to your liking, heat for 5 more minutes.

    • Hey Melanie! I haven’t tried this before, but I *think* it should work. I’d still recommend crisping the bacon a little before wrapping it around the chicken, so if you can do that, I think you should be good.

  7. Made this tonight! Easy and yummy! Thanks! I could def see adding extra herbs, shredded cheese or maybe tomato etc? But as-is is great too! Thank you!

    • Thanks Caryn! I’m so glad you liked it 😀 I had another reader say they added sun dried tomatoes – sounds yummy to me!

  8. Just letting you know that I included this recipe in my Low-Carb Recipe Love on Fridays post today. I hope a lot of my readers will click over here and try it!

  9. I make something very close to this, except that I put the Chicken in cleaned out Jalepenos with cream cheese or Monterey cheese inside the Chicken, then I wrap Bacon around it, roll in Cajun Spice, put in, 2 toothpicks and grill or bake until my Bacon is nice and crisp. They are called Cajun Kisses and I learned how to make them at the store I buy my meat.

    • Oh my, I have some neighbors that would LOVE to have dinner at your house! Love the idea of cooking in peppers – jalapenos are a bit much for me, but I might be able to get away with pulling off something similar in a bell pepper 😀

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