One of my favorite restaurants makes this delicious bacon-wrapped chicken stuffed with broccoli and cream cheese, but it can get pretty expensive. So instead were going to make our own version at home for fraction of the cost and the whole family can enjoy it.
If you’re like me and love anything wrapped in bacon, you’re going to absolutely love this bacon-wrapped chicken recipe. Wrapping the chicken in bacon, keeps all the juices and enhances the flavor and the chicken comes out so moist and juicy. Ok enough talking about it, let’s make.
Ingredients for bacon-wrapped chicken
- 1.5 lb or 4 to 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- cream cheese
- parmesan cheese
- garlic cloves
- salt, pepper, and Mrs.dash seasoning.
How to make stuffed bacon-wrapped chicken.
- Wash and pat dry with paper towels chicken breast. Then I like to take a mallet and pound the chicken just a little especially the thickets parts of the chicken. This helps to thin out our chicken breast, and for the meat to cook more evenly.
- Then we’re going to make our cream cheese stuffing. In a bowl add 1 pack of cream cheese (8 oz) and stir with a fork. Then add a cup of shredded parmesan cheese, 3 tablespoons of mayo, minced garlic, and chopped parsley. Mix all the ingredients and season with salt and pepper.
- Butterfly your chicken breast, and season with salt, pepper, and Mrs. dash seasoning. Using a spoon spread the cream cheese filling on one side of the chicken breast then fold it or roll the chicken breast.
- Take 2 to 3 pieces of bacon (depending on the size of the chicken breast) and wrap bacon around the chicken to conceal the cream cheese.
- Place bacon-wrapped chicken on a baking dish and bake in the oven for about 35 minutes at 375 or until the cooking temperature reaches 165°F.
- For extra crispy bacon broil for 3 to 5 minutes.
And there you have it, this is a super easy and delicious restaurant-style recipe, it pairs well with mashed potatoes and green beans.
- Before wrapping the chicken with bacon, sear the bacon for a few minutes in a pan, not all the way thru, you still want the bacon to be soft. Let the bacon cool off a little and then wrap the chicken breast. Sometimes the bacon takes a while to cook in the oven if just wrapped raw. This helps to crisp up the bacon and for both the bacon and chicken to cook evenly and be ready at the same time. Also searing the bacon helps to keep the cream cheese from oozing out.
- You can add chopped broccoli to cream cheese filling, a great way to add veggies, and that’s how the restaurant does it.
- Instead of chicken breast, you can also use chicken thighs.
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