Spinach Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts

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I’m not 100% sure where the inspiration for this came from, but I’ll take a guess it stems from my love of spinach dip and bacon (not that I’ve ever combined the two), until now that is!  OMGOODNESS, these spinach stuffed bacon wrapped chicken breasts are amazing.  And they’re easy enough for a weeknight, but fancy enough for a dinner party.  Make extra, you won’t be sorry!

ingredients

(Makes 4 servings)

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 10 ounce box of frozen spinach, defrosted and drained
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
2 ounces lowfat (neufchatel) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons part skim mozzerella, shredded
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8 slices of bacon
Salt & Pepper, to taste

directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Lay each chicken breast on a flat surface.  Place your non-cutting hand on top, and with a small knife, carve a pocket into each chicken breast.  Don’t cut all the way through!

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Heat a small pan and saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.  Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Set aside.

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In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, spinach, garlic, onions, mozzarella and Parmesan.  Mix until the cream cheese is evenly distributed.

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Place 1/4 of the filling into each pocket and flatten slightly to seal the filling in.

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Starting from the top of the breast, wrap one bacon strip around the 1st half of the chicken breast.  Repeat with a second slice.  You can stretch the bacon a bit to wrap the whole breast evenly.  Repeat with the other chicken breasts.

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Place the chicken breasts onto a cooling rack, and place the rack onto a baking pan.  Cook for 35-40 minutes, until cooked through (175F internal temperature).  Turn once during the cooking process to cook the bacon evenly.

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Check out that deliciousness!  Now stop what you’re doing and go make this, now!

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Spinach Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Delish D'Lites

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 box frozen spinach 10 oz (thawed and drained)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 oz cream cheese regular or lowfat
  • 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 thin slices bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Lay each chicken breast on a flat surface. Place your non-cutting hand on top, and with a small knife, carve a flap/pocket into each chicken breast. Don't cut all the way through!
  2. Heat a small pan and saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, spinach, garlic, onions, mozzarella and Parmesan. Mix until the cream cheese is evenly distributed.
  4. Place 1/4 of the filling into each pocket and flatten slightly to seal the filling in.
  5. Starting from the top of the breast, wrap one bacon strip around the 1st half of the chicken breast. Repeat with a second slice. You can stretch the bacon a bit to wrap the whole breast evenly. Repeat with the other chicken breasts.
  6. Place the chicken breasts onto a cooling rack, and place the rack onto a baking pan. Cook at 400 degrees F for 35-40 minutes, until cooked through (175F internal temperature). Turn once during the cooking process to cook the bacon evenly.

Spinach Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts

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16 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Hi, it is Sunday afternoon here in South Africa and I am about to try this recipe of yours. VERY EXCITED!

      1. Made it for tonight I doubled the spinach b/c I had 6 chicken breast and had some Xtra can I bake it in the oven wrapped in foil

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I’m Jannese, Founder of Delish D’lites

I’m a Puerto Rican girl living in paradise (Florida), and the creative mind behind Delish D’Lites. I love sharing my family recipes and travel inspired cuisine! My favorite things include collecting passport stamps, twerking to Latin music, and kissing puppies. Follow along on social.