Butterflied chicken breasts are stuffed with a garlic, chive, and cream cheese mixture, wrapped with a slice of bacon, and topped with butter. Very delicious and easy to make!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

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

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  • In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, chives, and garlic. Divide the mixture into 4 balls.

  • Place 1 cream cheese ball in the center of each butterflied chicken breast half. Fold the chicken over the cream cheese, wrap with a slice of turkey bacon, and secure with toothpicks. Arrange the chicken in a baking dish. Pour the butter over the chicken.

  • Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bacon is crisp and the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Partner Tip

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

Nutrition Facts

401 calories; 30 g total fat; 152 mg cholesterol; 377 mg sodium. 2 g carbohydrates; 30.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2006
This was absolutely delishous but I did tweek the recipe.Firtst I cooked the bacon till it was almost done and sat it aside I substituted half the cream cheese with mozzarella. I seasoned the chicken with onion and garlic powder and seasoning salt.Then I sauted (sp) the chicken breast in olive oil instead of butter just till the outside meat was white. Then I baked for half the time it called for and broiled it the other half of the time to make the bacon crisp It was the best meal I ever cooked I've made it twice already and I cant get enough of it. My all time favorite recipe already. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2006
I seriously love cream cheese but the filling for this chicken was just too much for me. Next time I'll probably tweak the filling and use half cream cheese and half feta cheese just to cut the overpowering taste/texture of the cream cheese. I'll also add more garlic and some onion instead of the chives... maybe add some parsley for color. I used regular bacon and topped each piece of chicken with parmesan cheese which got brown and crispy and yummy. Read More
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237 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 82
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2006
This was absolutely delishous but I did tweek the recipe.Firtst I cooked the bacon till it was almost done and sat it aside I substituted half the cream cheese with mozzarella. I seasoned the chicken with onion and garlic powder and seasoning salt.Then I sauted (sp) the chicken breast in olive oil instead of butter just till the outside meat was white. Then I baked for half the time it called for and broiled it the other half of the time to make the bacon crisp It was the best meal I ever cooked I've made it twice already and I cant get enough of it. My all time favorite recipe already. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2006
This was absolutely delishous but I did tweek the recipe.Firtst I cooked the bacon till it was almost done and sat it aside I substituted half the cream cheese with mozzarella. I seasoned the chicken with onion and garlic powder and seasoning salt.Then I sauted (sp) the chicken breast in olive oil instead of butter just till the outside meat was white. Then I baked for half the time it called for and broiled it the other half of the time to make the bacon crisp It was the best meal I ever cooked I've made it twice already and I cant get enough of it. My all time favorite recipe already. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2008
Delicious! Thanks for the idea =)..& here I go with my annoying list of "changes" lol..but that's the fun of cooking!..right? Started with thin cut breasts. Used Philadelphia Chive & Onion Cream Cheese mixed in my processer with lots of fresh garlic Shredded mozz grated parm a little sour cream crumbled bacon and fresh ground pepper. Dipped my breast 1st in butter and roasted garlic olive oil then in italian bread crumbs and more parm. Served with buttered corn and Stove Top Stuffing. Very rich but soooo yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2006
This recipe has many great possibilities. 5 stars to the cook who suggested wrapping in puff pastry!! The chicken itself needed more zip so maybe sprinkling with some barbeque salt would help? I also suggest sauteing fresh mushrooms and onion in garlic butter and a splash of white wine and spooning that in the middle along with some herb and garlic cream cheese wrapping in prosciutto and puff pastry placing seam side down on a cookie sheet brushing with egg whites and baking @ 375 for 40minutes. cover with foil for a while if the pastry is getting too brown. Yum Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2012
This is a great recipe and I swear you could put just about anything rolled up inside a chicken breast and it's bound to be good. Plus the combination of cream cheese chives and bacon was a clue to me that this was going to be tasty. Given that my husband loves bacon I had to give this a try. But I did make a couple of changes... First I pounded my chicken breasts down thin. Second I used fresh chives vs. dried and aded a little onion powder to the cream cheese mixture. I cooked my bacon (real bacon not turkey bacon) just until tender-crisp and placed that onto the chicken breasts then added the cream cheese mixture and secured with toothpicks. I dipped the chicken in egg and then seasoned Italian bread crumbs to form a light coating. I then drizzled it with a little melted butter and baked at 375 for 30 mintues. The result was a very moist and flavorful chicken bursting with a delicious cream cheese and bacon center! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2006
WOW! I changed this one up just a bit I coated the outside of my chicken in eggs and breadcrumbs... and then stuffeed them and wrapped them in reg. bacon (not turkey). IT WAS AWESOME! My husband gobbeled it up and not only was it delcious and pretty simple to prepare it looked elegant on the plate because of the bacon! I would make this one for a dinner party! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2006
YUMMY!!! After reading the other reviews on how plain the chicken was to them I marinated the chicken with romano basil salad dressing. It was fabulous!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
I was on this site looking for a bnls chicken breast recipe...something different from what I usually make. When I came across this one it sounded awesome so I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did! This is a recipe that you could go nuts modifying! I used regular bacon...baked for about 10 minutes on a baking sheet. I then put the butterflied chicken breasts (I used 6 small) on the same baking sheet with the drippings from the bacon. I seasoned the chicken with granulated garlic herbs Adobo and salt. I filled the breasts with a mixture of cream cheese 2 jalapenos (seeded and chopped) and about 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese. I then wrapped each breast with 2 slices of bacon and baked for about 35 minutes. OMG...we LOVED this and will definitely be making again. My daughter had the leftovers for breakfast!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2005
This turned out very well. I used garlic herb cream cheese to add more flavor. I also cooked up the bacon about half way before wrapping the chicken to get it done. We really liked this...thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2006
I seriously love cream cheese but the filling for this chicken was just too much for me. Next time I'll probably tweak the filling and use half cream cheese and half feta cheese just to cut the overpowering taste/texture of the cream cheese. I'll also add more garlic and some onion instead of the chives... maybe add some parsley for color. I used regular bacon and topped each piece of chicken with parmesan cheese which got brown and crispy and yummy. Read More
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