Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts

Oh my god these were good. And, fast enough for a weeknight, but “nice” enough to serve to company!

We’ll definately be putting these in our rotation!

Bacon Wrapped Chicken (Stuffed with Cheese and Spinach)
(Adapted from: A Taste of Home Cooking)

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (this was 3 in my package)
black pepper
salt
4 oz. low fat cream cheese, softened
2 handfuls of fresh spinach, chopped
9 slices of bacon (3 on each breast)

Served with:
Mashed potatoes: 6-8 red potatoes, peeled and cubed, milk, butter
1 lb. fresh green beans, steamed

Directions
– Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
– Cut a slice in the thickest part of the chicken breast, making a pocket in the breast to stuff
– Combine the softened cream cheese, chopped spinach, salt and pepper to taste, and stuff into the pocket in each chicken breast.
– Wrap each chicken breast tightly with the slices of bacon, covering the meat
– Place the chicken breasts in a roaster pan with a drip tray (or just a nonstick cookie sheet will do as well — but your juices and fat will accumulate on the bottom of your chicken) and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until bacon is crispy and chicken is firm to the touch.

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5 Responses to “Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts”

  1. Joelen Says:

    I’ve been seeing this recipe here and there lately and I’m really tempted to make it soon… I just have to beat my husband to the bacon before he enjoys it for breakfast…lol

  2. Leslie Craven Says:

    I’ll be making this soon! My husband will be sold because of the bacon – ahh, hahh – he’ll be getting spinach too!

  3. bensbaby116 Says:

    I’m smiling at your comment about these being nice enough to serve for company. I say that all the time to my husband, “Honey! I could actually make this for people!” lol They look great! I love the combo of chicken and bacon.

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    […] Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts – this recipe is still our “company is coming, make something that looks fancy” go-to recipe. We adore it and have passed it onto several others! […]

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