Cheesy Jalapeno-Stuffed Chicken Breast Wrapped in Bacon

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • one hour and 15 minutes
  • 4 servings

Are you familiar with the Matryoshka dolls? Well, this is something of the sort. Fill jalapenos with a spicy creamy mixture, fill the chicken breast with the jalapenos, then wrap all in bacon strips. Edible Matryoshkas! You can improve the looks of this decadent dish, too. Use different-colored jalapenos and serve sliced.

Ingredients Needed for Cheesy Jalapeno-Stuffed Chicken Breast Wrapped in Bacon

⅔ cup cream cheese
⅔ cup cheddar cheese, grated
1 teaspoon seven spice
4 jalapenos, halved
1 pound chicken breast (4 pieces 5-ounce each)
14 ounces of bacon (28 strips)
2 tablespoons of bbq sauce

How to Cook Cheesy Jalapeno-Stuffed Chicken Breast Wrapped in Bacon

  1. Add the cream cheese, cheddar, and 1 teaspoon of seven spice to a bowl. Mix until even.
  2. Fill each jalapeno’s halves with this cream and stick them back together.
  3. Butterfly one chicken breast, fill with one stuffed jalapeno, and wrap entirely with 7 strips of bacon. Do the same with the other 3.
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the bacon-wrapped chicken breasts on it. Season with 4 teaspoons of seven spice, then bake for 45 minutes at 400⁰F/200⁰C.
  5. Remove from oven and coat the bacon chicken breasts with BBQ sauce. Bake for 10 minutes more at 340⁰F/170⁰C.

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