Stuffed Chicken Breast Wrapped in Bacon


Spruce up chicken breast with this simple recipe. By stuffing chicken with cheese and garlic, then wrapping it in bacon, you get lovely, moist meat. You can easily double the ingredients if cooking for more people. Serve with fresh vegetables and new potatoes.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 chicken breast fillets

  • 1 (4 ounce) ball water-packed fresh mozzarella cheese, drained and sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, cut in half, divided

  • 4 slices bacon

  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Make a pocket in each of the chicken breasts by slicing down one side, making sure to not slice all the way through. Stuff each pocket with mozzarella cheese and a 1/4 of the minced garlic. Wrap 2 slices of bacon around each stuffed breast and secure in place with toothpicks. The pocket opening should be completely covered.

  3. Combine onion and remaining garlic in a shallow baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Place stuffed chicken breasts on top and sprinkle with rosemary.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

526 Calories
33g Fat
15g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 526
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 979mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 480mg 37%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 396mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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