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Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Hatch Chiles & Cheese


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil

For the Stuffing:

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Hatch Chiles, roasted
  • 4 slices jack cheese
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Rinse chicken, pat dry, butterfly chicken.
  3. Place chicken in a freezer bag and flatten with a mallet to about 1/2 inch thicken.
  4. Repeat with all chicken.
  5. Mix seasoning blend and set aside.
  6. Mix chicken stuffing and set aside.
  7. Coat each chicken breast with olive oil and sprinkle seasoning on both sides of chicken.
  8. Place about 1 tablespoon of stuffing on one side of chicken breast, top with 1 slice of each cheese.
  9. Wrap 3 pieces of bacon around each chicken breast tightly, repeat.
  10. Place chicken on greased baking pan, sprinkle any remaining seasoning on top of bacon.
  11. Bake chicken at 375 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until bacon is cooked thoroughly.
  12. Turn oven on broil and broil chicken for about 5 minutes to crisp the top of the bacon.

Notes

Chicken can be grilled for about 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
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