Jalapeno Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
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.
- 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
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.
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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