Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Chicken is a cheese stuffed chicken breast recipe using three cheeses and fresh jalapenos. Avocado and lime cool off the hot flavors. #baconwrappedchicken #jalapenopopperchicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: bacon wrapped chicken, stuffed chicken breasts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 899 kcal

Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Chicken is a cheese stuffed chicken breast recipe using three cheeses and fresh jalapenos. Avocado and lime cool off the hot flavors. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts , boneless and skinless
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 2 ounces pepper jack cheese , shredded
  • 1 jalapeno , sliced
  • 4-6 slices quality bacon
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese , shredded
  • 2 tablespoons chives , finely minced
  • 1 lime , cut into wedges
  • 1 avocado , cut into slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mash together cream cheese and shredded pepper jack cheese. Set aside.
  3. Season chicken breasts with fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  4. In the thick part of the chicken breast, cut a slit without cutting all the way through, creating a pocket to stuff.
  5. Spoon cream cheese mixture into the center of each chicken breast, topping with layered jalapeno wheels.
  6. Tightly wrap each chicken breast with bacon, tucking in ends to another piece of bacon.
  7. Place both pieces of bacon wrapped chicken in a baking dish. Cook chicken uncovered for 25 minutes. Bacon should be brown and crispy. Cheese might be seeping out a little.
  8. Remove and top with shredded cheddar cheese. Return to the oven for an additional 5-8 minutes, or until cheese is fully melted and chicken juices run clear.
  9. Garnish with chives and serve with lime wedges and avocado.
  10. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 899 Calories from Fat 648
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 72g 111%
Saturated Fat 30g 150%
Cholesterol 218mg 73%
Sodium 940mg 39%
Potassium 1155mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 3g
Protein 49g 98%
Vitamin A 33%
Vitamin C 37.8%
Calcium 50%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.