Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

I love Chicken, Crispy bacon and Cream Cheese. When I found this recipe online that incorporated all three ingredients I just had to try it. The chicken, bacon and cream cheese make up the bulk of the ingredients and they come together to form a simple but elegant main dish. Even though this is a simple Main Dish to make, it is one that would impress your guests if you were thinking about entertaining with it. The chicken is smothered in onion and chive cream cheese then wrapped up with bacon and secured with a toothpick. The Bacon ends up crispy because you broil it for several minutes after you cook it. If you want to do some outdoor cooking, these can easily be cooked up on your outdoor grill. My husband raved about this dish and requested that it be added to the family favorites. I think we will be enjoying this recipe again this summer and from the compliments from my hubby I feel like I will be making it quite often! This dish goes well paired up with pasta or rice as a side dish.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken
recipe adapted and photo courtesy of chef blog
12 boneless Chicken breast halves
2 (8 oz.) cartons of onion and chive cream cheese
12 slices of bacon
salt (to taste)
2 tablespoons of butter

*Note: I halved this recipe for our little family of 3.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 4oo degrees. Between 2 sheets of wax paper with a kitchen mallet flatten chicken breasts to 1/2" thickness.
Step 2: Spread 2-3 tablespoons of cream cheese over each chicken breast. Then dot with butter and sprinkle with salt. Wrap up and secure with a toothpick. Then take one of your slices of bacon and wrap around chicken. Secure with another toothpick.
Step 3: Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes until juices run clear.
Step 4: Turn on the broiler and broil six inches from the heat for 5 minutes or until the bacon is crispy. Enjoy!


Ashlee, The Culinary Queen

1 comment:

  1. wow. serously?? my hubby would totally enjoy this. anything wrapped in bacon he would enjoy. lol.


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