Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Bacon and Cream Cheese


A tasty mixture of cream cheese, Cheddar, and cilantro adds delicious flavor to bacon-stuffed chicken breasts.

Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Bacon and Cream Cheese
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound bacon

  • 6 (5 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¾ cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions, or to taste

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet and a baking pan with foil.

  2. Lay bacon strips in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Place bacon in the preheated oven and cook until browned and crisp, about 15 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and chop. Keep the oven on.

  4. Slice chicken breasts horizontally, without going all the way through.

  5. Combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup of Cheddar cheese, green onions, cilantro, and garlic in a bowl. Add chopped bacon and mix to combine.

  6. Open chicken breasts at the hinge point and spread cream cheese mixture in a thin layer over each one. Close and transfer to the prepared baking pan.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Top with remaining Cheddar and bake until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  8. Let cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

481 Calories
32g Fat
2g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 481
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 40%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 844mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 465mg 10%

* 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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