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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: 899kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
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

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mash together cream cheese and shredded pepper jack cheese. Set aside.
  • Season chicken breasts with fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • In the thick part of the chicken breast, cut a slit without cutting all the way through, creating a pocket to stuff.
  • Spoon cream cheese mixture into the center of each chicken breast, topping with layered jalapeno wheels.
  • Tightly wrap each chicken breast with bacon, tucking in ends to another piece of bacon.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Garnish with chives and serve with lime wedges and avocado.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 899kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 72g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 940mg | Potassium: 1155mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1650IU | Vitamin C: 31.2mg | Calcium: 500mg | Iron: 2mg