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Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Green Chile Filling

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!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican Inspired
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 364kcal

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.

Nutrition

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