38 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 20
  • 4 Rating Star 14
  • 3 Rating Star 3
  • 2 Rating Star 1

This chicken can be spicy or mild but whichever way you choose it is definitely born in Texas! Add avocado, black olives or pico de gallo to the inside of the breasts for variation. For milder tastes, remove seeds from jalapenos.

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
Advertisement

Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

    Ads will not print with your recipe
  • Lay the chicken breasts out flat and sprinkle with Ranch-style dressing mix. Sprinkle a bit of cheese onto each half of each breast. Place 2 tomato slices and a sliced jalapeno pepper onto each one, and sprinkle more cheese over the tomato and pepper. Fold each piece of chicken over, and wrap with 2 slices of bacon. Secure with toothpicks. Place wrapped chicken into a baking dish, and cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until the chicken is no longer pink, and the juices run clear.

Tip

Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

674.85 calories; 49.45 g protein; 8.09 g carbohydrates; 0.74 g dietary-fiber; 1.27 g sugars; 48.61 g fat; 24.04 g saturated-fat; 171.84 mg cholesterol; 415.59 IU vitamin-a-iu; 21.98 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.86 mg vitamin-b6; 11.56 mg vitamin-c; 17.07 mcg folate; 20.84 mg calcium; 1.3 mg iron; 45.83 mg magnesium; 555.95 mg potassium; 1557.45 mg sodium; 0.33 mg thiamin; 437.48 calories-from-fat; 4 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 65 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 29 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 32 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


Reviews (28)

Read All Reviews

Most helpful positive review

JENNYBEEN
08/11/2003
This chicken was excellent for us...and even the kids. I took all the seeds out of the jalapenos except for one so it wouldn't be too spicy. Only problem: The bacon turned out soggy so I broiled both top and bottom but the sides were soggy. Maybe next time I'll try to cook the bacon a bit first OR maybe not even roll up the chicken and just put everything on top of the chicken then broil...the bacon will be more evenly cooked. The combination of all the flavors was great. I definitely recommend it...don't be afraid of the jalapenos if you don't like it spicy...just take out most seeds.
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
02/19/2015
I'm nearly through with internet recipes! I chose this recipe for its simplicity and reviews. I used 3 large breasts because of the 1 hour cook time and stuffed as advertised with the addition of sautéed finely chopped mushrooms red bell pepper and onion. I completely wrapped with bacon I mean if your going to wrap it wrap it good! I placed them in large casserole dish and wrapped tightly with foil ad patiently waited for what would appear to be a delicious meal. First observation the bacon wasn't cooked all the way it was limp and not appealing. One of the reviews a read said she browned the bacon a bit before wrapping that's probably a great idea if you want your bacon to be brown and crispy like it should be. Not Good Second observation: All the cheese had melted and drained out into the dish with the other juice's. Not Good First taste and impression dry dry dry! One hour is to long to cook a stuffed breast 35 minutes is fine if you remove the cover and broil 5-10 minutes before its done to crisp the bacon for a total time of 45 minutes. Just a thought before you take off and cook for an hour. I gave it 2 stars for ease of putting it together.
(1)
38 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 20
  • 4 Rating Star 14
  • 3 Rating Star 3
  • 2 Rating Star 1
JENNYBEEN
08/11/2003
This chicken was excellent for us...and even the kids. I took all the seeds out of the jalapenos except for one so it wouldn't be too spicy. Only problem: The bacon turned out soggy so I broiled both top and bottom but the sides were soggy. Maybe next time I'll try to cook the bacon a bit first OR maybe not even roll up the chicken and just put everything on top of the chicken then broil...the bacon will be more evenly cooked. The combination of all the flavors was great. I definitely recommend it...don't be afraid of the jalapenos if you don't like it spicy...just take out most seeds.
(15)
COOKINGQUEEN75
05/25/2004
I thought this was quite tasty. I pounded the chicken pieces but after putting all the ingredients on the chicken I couldn't get them to roll up so I just laid them out flat and baked the chicken that a way. It still turned out well. I did cook the bacon a little first in the microwave oven.
(13)
Brigette
05/22/2008
This was absolutely amazing. It tastes much more complex than it was to make! I made it for dinner with friends and everyone loved it.
(10)
amandak23k
02/01/2010
Excellent recipe!!!! Everyone enjoyed this chicken dish very much. My package of chicken only had 3 in it so I cut the recipe down to suit 3 instead of 4. After having a difficult time rolling up the first one without all the stuff inside falling out I flattened the other two with a meat mallett and that made it a little easier. I had a couple of holes from butterflieng and pounding the chicken but nothing fell out!! I rubbed the ranch dressing into the chicken then topped with cheese pickled jalapeno slices and the roma tomato slices. I then placed the flattened chicken ontop of the two pieces of bacon at one end of the bacon and kinda rolled it up and wrapped it at the same time!! It worked out quite well only a little but of the "stuffing" fell out. After placing the stuffed & wrapped chicken in a baking dish I sprinkled the rest of the ranch seasoning packet on top. I did remove the foil and placed the chicken on a broiler rack and upped the temp to 400 to crisp the bacon up. It turned out sooooo good. I wish I had made more than just 3. Thanks for the unique recipe.
(6)
blankpage
09/19/2006
I HAVE TO THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE!(: You see I had to think of a chicken dish for my home economics examination.. and this popped up in my head! Thank you very very much for a lovely tasting and absolutely delightlful dish.
(5)
madam grizzle
03/29/2011
I baked this the full hour but never covered it the bacon came out crispy without broiling like others suggested. The chicken was moist but the breasts were HUGE like 12 to 16 ounces each. Very yummy. Being in the restaurant business for 20 years I knew the bacon would be soggy if baked with a cover. Nice simple recipe. thumbs up.
(5)
marlakay
04/12/2010
I thoroughly enjoyed the flavor profile of this recipe. It was also super-simple to put together. However leaving these in the oven for the time states made my chicken BONE dry. I will try these again but I'll be sure to start checking for doneness at least 15 minutes earlier than the recipe instructs.
(5)
Anonymous
10/26/2007
over all great dinner. i cooked the bacon half way before wrapping it around the chicken and it was perfect. flavors were great together tastes much better the next day! i also put olives inside along with the cheese pepper and tomato.. it added a great taste as well.
(5)
Kim Taylor Tapia
03/16/2011
We loved this recipe! Very tasty blend of flavors! Followed some of the other reviewers advice and uncovered drained bacon grease and then broiled for 5 mins to crisp the bacon.
(4)