Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast
stuffed with Jalapeno Cream Cheese

Who doesn't love bacon? In this recipe, we take boneless/skinless chicken breasts, stuff them with jalapeno cream cheese, then wrap them with bacon. They're literally oozing with flavor when you pull them off the grill. They key is to grill them "slow 'n low" so that you can cook the chicken breasts without burning the bacon. The spiciness comes mainly from the jalapeno seeds, so if you want more or less kick, use more or fewer seeds as per your tastes. Remember that the cooking process tends to mellow the spiciness out, though. If you don't have a grill readily available, you could cook them in an oven instead.

SERVINGS
3
PREP TIME
15 minutes
COOK TIME
20 minutes
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Ingredients
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Chicken Breast
Chicken Breast
3 large
Jalapeno Pepper
Jalapeno Pepper
1 medium
Olive Oil
Olive Oil
4 tbsp
Dry Ranch Dressing
Dry Ranch Dressing
1 oz
Cream Cheese
Cream Cheese
4 oz
Bacon
Bacon
12 slices
Directions
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Slice slots in the chicken breasts along the long side. Don't go all the way through - you just want to go deep enough to make a pocket.
Slice slots in the chicken breasts along the long side. Don't go all the way through - you just want to go deep enough to make a pocket.
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Chop/mince a jalapeno pepper.
Chop/mince a jalapeno pepper.
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Mix the chopped jalapeno pepper with 4 oz of cream cheese. Note - it helps to let the cream cheese sit out for 20 minutes to soften.
Mix the chopped jalapeno pepper with 4 oz of cream cheese. Note - it helps to let the cream cheese sit out for 20 minutes to soften.
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Fill the pockets you made in the chicken breasts with a generous dose of the cream cheese / jalapeno mixture, and seal the pockets shut by stitching with toothpicks.
Fill the pockets you made in the chicken breasts with a generous dose of the cream cheese / jalapeno mixture, and seal the pockets shut by stitching with toothpicks.
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Mix 4 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil with 1 oz of dry ranch dressing.
Mix 4 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil with 1 oz of dry ranch dressing.
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Apply the dressing mixture to outside of the chicken breasts using a silicone basting brush.
Apply the dressing mixture to outside of the chicken breasts using a silicone basting brush.
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Wrap each chicken breast with about 4 slices of bacon each. Overlap the bacon and tuck in the last slice to help it stay put.
Wrap each chicken breast with about 4 slices of bacon each. Overlap the bacon and tuck in the last slice to help it stay put.
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Pre-heat your grill to 375°F. Use a wood scraper to clean off the grates, if needed.
Pre-heat your grill to 375°F. Use a wood scraper to clean off the grates, if needed.
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Grill the chicken at 350°-375°F for about about 8-10 minutes one each side. The goal is to cook with lower temperatures for a longer time in order to cook the chicken without burning the bacon.
Grill the chicken at 350°-375°F for about about 8-10 minutes one each side. The goal is to cook with lower temperatures for a longer time in order to cook the chicken without burning the bacon.
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Enjoy!
Enjoy!