Bacon Wrapped Chicken With Cream Cheese

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Bacon wrapped chicken with cream cheese is a party favorite! If you’re throwing a party, this dish is sure to please. I especially love how easy it is to make. Bacon wrapped chicken with cream cheese makes for an excellent choice if you’re looking for an appetizer that everyone will enjoy. Regardless of whether you’re entertaining guests or just want to treat your family, you’ll be glad you chose this dish.

BACON-WRAPPED CREAM CHEESE STUFFED CHICKEN

This bacon-wrapped cream cheese stuffed chicken is bursting with delicious flavor! Make it in the air fryer or the oven for an easy and super satisfying keto dinner.

Chicken breast is a great source of lean protein. I love incorporating it into my dinner menus.

But if your family is like mine, they can get bored of chicken breast quickly. I am constantly looking for new, fun ways to make it.

💛 WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

As soon as I served up this cream cheese stuffed chicken breast recipe I knew I had a winner! It was a big hit with the picky eaters in my family. Now this is the only way they want to east chicken.

The key to this dish is the creamy chive stuffing. There’s nothing worse than dry, bland chicken breast, but the filling keeps it super moist and flavorful.

And of course, you can’t go wrong wrapping it all in baked bacon! That’s why this easy chicken recipe is such a delicious meal idea for busy weeknights. Your whole family is sure to go crazy for it.

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

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📋 INGREDIENTS

The great thing about this delicious cream cheese chicken is that you only need a few simple ingredients.

Chicken

You’ll need skinless and boneless chicken breasts for the recipe.

Bacon

Each chicken breast is wrapped in two slices of bacon. If you are watching fat and calories, you could use turkey bacon.

Seasoning

You don’t need a lot of seasonings to make this family favorite dish. Fresh chopped chives and parsley are used in the stuffing along with minced garlic. The meat is just seasoned with salt and pepper.

Note: You’ll find the full list of ingredients along with the amounts used for each in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

💭 QUICK TIPS

The chives are a very important part of this cream cheese stuffed chicken. They give the filling it’s flavor, so make sure not to leave them out!

If you want even more flavor and a little kick, sliced jalapenos are a great addition.

To include more vegetables, chopped spinach can also be added. Just stir it into the softened cream cheese with the parsley, garlic, and chives before stuffing the chicken.

🔪 INSTRUCTIONS

It’s so easy to make low-carb stuffed breasts in an air fryer or oven. The process is so simple. Just mix up the filling ingredients, stuff the chicken, wrap it all in bacon, and cook!

Prep the air-fryer (or oven) and chicken

Preheat your air fryer to 350°F or oven to 375°F. Pat your chicken breasts dry, then season both sides with salt and pepper to taste. Then, on a cutting board, cut a slit lengthwise into each chicken breast being careful no to cut all the way through.

cutting slit in chicken

Prep filling and stuff

In a medium bowl, combine the chives, parsley, minced garlic, and cream cheese. Stir until well combined. Stuff each chicken breast with ¼ of the cream cheese mixture.

filled raw chicken

Wrap with bacon

Coil two slices of bacon around each of the cheese stuffed chicken breasts to cover as much of the outside as possible.

bacon wrapped chicken

Cook

Place the prepared chicken breasts on a rack in the air fryer and cook for 25-30 minutes (30-40 minutes in oven), or until completely cooked through. The cooking time can vary depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts.

That’s it! Your keto bacon-wrapped stuffed chicken breast is ready to enjoy with all it’s delicious flavors.

bacon wrapped stuffed chicken on plate

🙋 FAQs

Should the cream cheese be soft?

Before you mix the stuffing ingredients, you definitely want to soften the cream cheese. To do this, you can either set the cream cheese out at room temperature for about an hour or soften in the microwave. If your cream cheese is cold, it will be very difficult to blend with the chives, parsley, and minced garlic. 

How do you keep cheese from oozing out of stuffed chicken?

Make sure you do not over stuff each breast and don’t stuff too close to the edge. Wrapping it up tightly with the bacon also helps hold it in.

What temperature should a stuffed chicken breast be when it’s done?

A stuffed chicken breast should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Pepperjack cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • 4 to 8 pieces of bacon

DETAILS

PREPARATION

STEP 1

Cut chicken into 4 equal size pieces. Pound breast so it is about 1/4″ thick.
Mix together softened cream cheese, chopped green onions and shredded pepperjack cheese. Put 1/4 of this mixture into the middle of each piece of chicken.
Starting at the long side, roll chicken breast up, keeping the cheese mixture to the middle.
Wrap 1 to 2 slices of bacon around the chicken breast, secure with toothpick, if needed.
One piece of bacon wrapped around each breast is enough. But 2 pieces of bacon for each breast fully wraps the chicken and is outstanding.
Place on baking sheet and back for 30 minutes at 375 degrees F.
Broil topside for about 5 minutes to fully brown and crisp bacon. Turn each breast over and broil for another 3 minutes or so to crisp up the bottom side.

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Chicken

Bacon wrapped cream cheese chicken that’s tender on the inside with crispy bacon on the outside. This healthy chicken recipe is great for a low carb or keto diet at only 2g net carbs for an entire chicken breast.

Bacon wrapped cream cheese chicken

You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Bacon is fatty and delicious! It pairs so well with chicken with its saltiness and crispy texture it brings.
  • Loaded with cream cheese that’s mixed with sharp cheddar, chives, onion and black pepper for ultimate flavor.
  • This recipe is super easy to make. You whip the cream cheese, spread it then roll the chicken with bacon, too easy!

How To Cook Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Starting, you need to bring your full fat cream cheese to room temperature. This makes everything so easy to mix and you’ll thank me later.

Next, take the chicken and split it. A meat tenderizer can help flatten the chicken here then season with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, add your cream cheese. Chop up fresh chives. Add diced onion and chive along with black pepper. Then, mix well in cream cheese.

Bacon wrapped cream cheese chicken

Take a small spoon and spread across each chicken breast, then roll. You may need 2 strips of bacon but even if you don’t extra bacon is great. Wrap the bacon around the chicken, if you need to secure with toothpicks.

Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Lastly, place on broil and crisp up your bacon. You’ll need to flip the chicken to get both sides.

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Use full fat cream cheese. It’s higher in fat, chicken is low in fat and if you’re on keto you will need the added fat.
  • Stretch bacon to cover as much of the chicken as you possibly can.
  • Do not skip broiling! This is the part that makes the bacon crispy. I left the oven open while I watched because bacon burns quickly.
Bacon wrapped cream cheese chicken

Macros

Here is a full nutritional label via Cronometer. This recipe is naturally healthy and fits the low carb and keto diet perfectly. For those on keto, this bacon wrapped cream cheese chicken is only 2g net carbs each.

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Chicken

Bacon wrapped cream cheese chicken that’s tender on the inside with crispy bacon on the outside. This healthy chicken recipe is great for a low carb or keto diet at only 2g net carbs for an entire chicken breast.

PREP TIME15 mins

COOK TIME40 mins

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TOTAL TIME55 mins

COURSEMain Course

CUISINEAmerican

SERVINGS3 chicken breast

CALORIES433 kcal

INGREDIENTS 

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  • 3 split chicken breast
  • 4 ounces full fat cream cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 diced onion
  • 1/4 cup sharp shredded cheese
  • 6 strips bacon

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Take 3 chicken breast and split down the middle. Use a meat tenderizer or a rolling pin to flatten the chicken. It isn’t need but helps with rolling.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste
  • In a bowl add room temp cream cheese and mix in chives, black pepper, shredded cheese and diced onion
  • Spread cream cheese mix over each chicken with a spoon. There is enough to use on each piece and have nothing left.
  • Roll chicken then wrap with bacon. Secure bacon with toothpick.
  • Bake chicken for 40 minutes. Check for doneness then finish off with a broil to crisp up bacon.

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NOTES

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Use full fat cream cheese. It’s higher in fat, chicken is low in fat and if you’re on keto you will need the added fat.
  • Stretch bacon to cover as much of the chicken as you possibly can.
  • Do not skip broiling! This is the part that makes the bacon crispy. I left the oven open while I watched because bacon burns quickly.

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