Bacon Wrapped Chicken is filled with cream cheese and smoky green chiles, then baked till juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. This recipe is always a crowd pleaser and so easy to make!

a white baking dish filled with chicken breasts wrapped in bacon

 

If you’re looking for your new favorite chicken recipe, you’re in luck! This one is is right up there with some of our favorites like Cream Cheese Chicken Chili and Buffalo Chicken Fingers!

I’m a big believer in the phrase, “bacon makes everything better.” And that’s definitely the case here when you add in chicken, cheese, and green chiles!

a plate with salad and chicken wrapped in bacon

Sometimes I get into a rut with chicken, and this is one of those recipes that pulls me out.

It’s simple, tasty, and perfect for weeknight meals. You can make in the oven or on the grill, which makes it a fabulous summer time recipe, too!

Necessary Ingredients

  • chicken breasts
  • garlic powder
  • salt + pepper
  • canned whole green chiles
  • cream cheese
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • bacon

How to make Bacon Wrapped Chicken – Step by Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large rimmed cookie sheet with aluminum foil and top with a wire baking rack. Set aside.
  2. Slice chicken breasts thinly in half to create two thin breasts. You will have 8 total after slicing. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts evenly with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Top each chicken breast with half of a green chile, a slice of cream cheese (about 1 oz), and evenly sprinkle with the shredded cheddar cheese. Roll each chicken breast into a bundle, wrap with a piece of bacon, and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Place the bacon wrapped chicken bundles on top of the rack on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Turn on the oven broiler and place chicken on the top rack of the oven closest to the broiler. Allow the chicken to broil for about 3-5 minutes, until bacon is crispy. Enjoy!

Tips and Notes

Is Bacon Wrapped Chicken Keto and low carb?

Yes, this recipe for bacon wrapped chicken is keto friendly, low carb, and gluten free! Each serving only has 3 g of carbs. These are great to make ahead if you are meal prepping for the week also.

Can You Grill Bacon Wrapped Chicken?

Yes! Bacon wrapped chicken is a great recipe to cook on the grill. Prep the chicken as directed and grill over medium high heat for about 8 minutes per side, until chicken reaches 165 degrees. 

a white baking dish filled with chicken breasts wrapped in bacon

What to Serve on the Side 

a white baking dish filled with chicken breasts wrapped in bacon
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Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Green Chile Filling

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Bacon Wrapped Chicken is filled with cream cheese and smoky green chiles, then baked till juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. This recipe is always a crowd pleaser and so easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 4 large chicken breasts, about 2 pounds
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 4 oz cans whole green chiles, drained and each chile sliced in half
  • 8 oz block of cream cheese, sliced into 8 equal pieces
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large rimmed cookie sheet with aluminum foil and top with a wire baking rack. Set aside.
  • Slice chicken breasts thinly in half to create two thin breasts. You will have 8 total after slicing. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken breasts evenly with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Top each chicken breast with half of a green chile, a slice of cream cheese (about 1 oz), and evenly sprinkle with the shredded cheddar cheese. Roll each chicken breast into a bundle, wrap with a piece of bacon, and secure with a toothpick.
  • Place the bacon wrapped chicken bundles on top of the rack on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Turn on the oven broiler and place chicken on the top rack of the oven closest to the broiler. Allow the chicken to broil for about 3-5 minutes, until bacon is crispy. Enjoy!

Notes

  • This recipe for bacon wrapped chicken is keto friendly, low carb, and gluten free! Each serving only has 3 g of carbs. These are great to make ahead if you are meal prepping for the week also.
  • You can also make these on the grill. Prep the chicken as directed and grill over medium high heat for about 8 minutes per side, until chicken reaches 165 degrees.
Cuisine: American, Mexican Inspired
Course: Main Dish
Serving: 1chicken breast, Calories: 364kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 128mg, Sodium: 976mg, Potassium: 550mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 553IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 112mg, Iron: 1mg
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