Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken – pieces of chicken breast are wrapped in smoked bacon, then baked until soft and tender. Later cream and mozzarella are added for extra richness and creaminess. Served with Mashed Potatoes it’s the ultimate comfort food!

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken - pieces of chicken breast are wrapped in smoked bacon, then baked until soft and tender. Later cream and mozzarella are added for extra richness and creaminess. Served with Mashed Potatoes it's the ultimate comfort food!

Hiiya guys! How’s it been? I’m knee-deep in books, studies, and still trying to figure out how to have it all, school, family, cooking and sanity. The last one I’ve struggled the most with. As much as I hate running to food for comfort, it’s just so easy to do with this Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken.

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken - pieces of chicken breast are wrapped in smoked bacon, then baked until soft and tender. Later cream and mozzarella are added for extra richness and creaminess. Served with Mashed Potatoes it's the ultimate comfort food!

It’s been a while since I’ve made this chicken bake, so when I made it a couple of weeks ago and paired it with fluffy mashed potatoes and a pickle, it was literally gone in seconds, with lots of mmm..mmm’s in between. The chicken is super soft and tender, the bacon is nice and crispy on top and yields a nice smoky flavor to rest of the dish, and cheese – the cheese makes everything better.

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Ingredients for Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken:
Yields: 6 servings

3 chicken breasts
12 slices smoked bacon
1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/3 parmesan cheese, shredded
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp black ground pepper
2 Tbsp oil
2-3 Tbsp chopped parsley or basil (for garnish)

How to make Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken 

  1. Cut the each chicken breast in two pieces, lengthwise, then cut in the opposite direction until you have about 1 1/2 inch pieces. Cut 12 slices of  bacon in 3 shorter strips.

    Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken - pieces of chicken breast are wrapped in smoked bacon, then baked until soft and tender. Later cream and mozzarella are added for extra richness and creaminess. Served with Mashed Potatoes it's the ultimate comfort food!

  2. Combine the chicken breast with 3 cloves of pressed garlic, 1 teaspoons paprika, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper and 1 tablespoon oil. Mix together until the chicken breasts are evenly coated.

    Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken - pieces of chicken breast are wrapped in smoked bacon, then baked until soft and tender. Later cream and mozzarella are added for extra richness and creaminess. Served with Mashed Potatoes it's the ultimate comfort food!

  3. Wrap each chicken piece with 1 piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place into the 9×9  baking dish or 10 inch oval baking dish.  Do the same with the rest of the pieces.

    Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken - pieces of chicken breast are wrapped in smoked bacon, then baked until soft and tender. Later cream and mozzarella are added for extra richness and creaminess. Served with Mashed Potatoes it's the ultimate comfort food! Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken | Let the Baking Begin!

  4. Bake for at 420 for 15 minutes, then lower the temperature to 350 and bake for another 35 minutes. Now wiggle each piece out, as to unstick them from each other, to make it easier to serve later. If there’s a lot of liquid left around the chicken, remove it by draining it or by pumping it out with the baster. Pour the cream over the chicken and bake for about 15 minutes. Once the chicken is soft and tender, sprinkle with cheese and bake for another 5 minutes.

    Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken - pieces of chicken breast are wrapped in smoked bacon, then baked until soft and tender. Later cream and mozzarella are added for extra richness and creaminess. Served with Mashed Potatoes it's the ultimate comfort food!

  5. Sprinkle with chopped herbs for garnish.

    Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken - pieces of chicken breast are wrapped in smoked bacon, then baked until soft and tender. Later cream and mozzarella are added for extra richness and creaminess. Served with Mashed Potatoes it's the ultimate comfort food!

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken | Let the Baking Begin!
5 from 5 votes
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
Course: Main
Calories: 286 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 12 slices smoked bacon
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/3 parmesan cheese shredded
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp black ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp chopped parsley or basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cut the each chicken breast in two pieces, lengthwise, then cut in the opposite direction until you have about 1 1/2 inch pieces. Cut 12 slices of bacon in 3 shorter strips.
  2. Combine the chicken breast with 3 cloves of pressed garlic, 1 teaspoons paprika, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper and 1 tablespoon oil. Mix together until the chicken breasts are evenly coated.
  3. Wrap each chicken piece with 1 piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place into the 9x9 baking dish or 10 inch oval baking dish. Do the same with the rest of the pieces.
  4. <span></span>Bake for at 420 for 15 minutes, then lower the temperature to 350 and bake for another 35 minutes. Now wiggle each piece out, as to unstick them from each other, to make it easier to serve later. If there's a lot of liquid left around the chicken, remove it by draining it or by pumping it out with the baster. Pour the cream over the chicken and bake for about 15 minutes. Once the chicken is soft and tender, sprinkle with cheese and bake for another 5 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with chopped herbs for garnish.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1210mg 50%
Potassium 433mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 10.3%
Vitamin C 1.4%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • I agree! Cheese definitely does make everything better! This looks absolutely amazing! Hope you find your balance between school, family and cooking soon, I know how hard it can be!

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  • Tanya

    You’re amazing Marina!!!! I applaud you for going back school! Keep your family and school as a #1 priority. When you’re done, we’ll still be here. We love your cooking and baking !!!
    Back to recipe, this is really good chicken!l Simple and delicious! Thank for sharing your recipes!

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  • Emma

    These are so amazing! I added some chicken seasoning to mine
    Do you think it would work to marinate them night before, wrap in bacon, and refrigerate? Then bake next day?

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    • Thanks Emma!

      I’m not sure the potatoes will absorb much flavor overnight, being as dense as they are. Plus, they will probably brown a little bit, making them not very good looking. As far as I know, the potatoes shouldn’t be refrigerated raw, since they acquire some kind of toxic substance, so I wouldn’t do it for that reason as well.

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  • Anita

    I just have a question I was appreciate it if you answer me. I wanna make those waffles with cooked constant milk about the filling how many butter is that in cups you said three sticks?

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    • Hi Anita, sorry it took me a while to realize which recipe you were talking about since the question wasn’t posted directly under the recipe))
      1 stick butter is 1/2 cup, so 3 sticks would make it 1 1/2 cups.

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  • Christina

    This chicken was divine! Loved it! Thank you for this wonderful recipe 🙂

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  • Mila Kovalev

    This Recipe is supper delicious…it’s very good even when it’s cold!

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  • Mila Kovalev

    So so so good!

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