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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast

Chicken breast stuffed with melty cheese and then wrapped in bacon?! Dinner just got a whole lot tastier.

Take chicken to the next level with these extra delicious Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts the whole family will love!

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Okay people, No joke, this is the best way to do baked boneless skinless chicken breast.

It’s incredibly juicy, super flavourful and the texture is spot on. Moist chicken, sweet and crispy bacon, melty cheese and bold bbq sauce all come together to create this epic dish!

You’ll love how easy these bacon wrapped stuffed chicken breasts come together. I hope you love these beauties as much as I do!

Why it works

  1. We don’t just wrap bacon around our chicken breasts for the BACON factor.. it helps to create a chicken breast that is ultra juicy!
  2. As if the chicken breast wasn’t moist enough on it’s own, we go and stuff it with a creamy mozzarella for a juicy explosion with each slice.
  3. This stuffed chicken is a great way to create a fancy dish for company, that is actually very quick and easy to prepare.
Four bacon wrapped stuffed chicken breasts in a baking pan, fresh from the oven.

Ingredients

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • aged cheddar or bocconcini cheese
  • bold bbq sauce
  • bacon
  • brown sugar – or sukrin gold for low carb

How do you make chicken wrapped in bacon?

It’s so simple! First step is to heat the oven to 375° and grate some aged white cheddar cheese or slice the balls of bocconcini in half.

Slice each breast in half horizontally, not all the way through, just to form a pocket inside each breast for the cheese. Load the cheese into the chicken.

Pocket cut into the chicken breast and stuffed with bocconcini.

Lay two pieces of bacon down on a clean surface, side by side. Coat the chicken breast in 1 tbsp bbq sauce; I recommend a bold sauce. Low carb? Read down the post for my homemade low carb bbq sauce recipe.

Lay the breast over the bacon and wrap the bacon up so it covers the entire breast. Repeat for each breast then lay them evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet or glass baking dish.

Stuffed chicken breast wrapped in bacon.

Sprinkle each breast with sukrin gold low carb sweetener or brown sugar.

Bacon wrapped stuffed chicken breasts ready to be baked.

Bake at 375° for about 45 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 180°.

A baking dish with three bacon wrapped stuffed chicken breasts beside a plate with a single chicken breast.

If the bacon isn’t crispy, turn the oven onto broil and bake for a couple of minutes until the bacon is to your liking.

Watch closely, you don’t want them to burn!

Watch the whole thing go down:

Expert Tips

  1. Boneless skinless chicken breasts can be very pricey, so unless they are on sale, I always debone and remove the skin myself. It’s easy! Never done it before? Check out this video to learn how to do it.
  2. A digital meat thermometer is your best friend when it comes to cooking chicken. Under bake it and you could make yourself and/or guests really sick. Over bake it and you’ve got yourself super dry chicken.
  3. I highly recommend broiling the chicken at the end to get that bacon night and crispy. The texture will play beautifully with the juicy chicken – just make sure you watch it carefully so that it does not burn.
  4. The chicken will most likely produce a lot of juice. During the cooking process you can use a turkey baster to baste the bacon for extra delicious flavour. Keep removing the juice as the chicken cooks so that the bottom bacon crisp up.
  5. Save the juices for something yummy like a gravy or soup base!

What type of cheese to use

Cheese! I love love love cheese! If I could, I would stuff cheese inside anywhere it would fit… have you seen my Prosciutto Bocconcini Stuffed Burgers recipe?

You can basically use whatever cheese you like for these Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts. I like bocconcini for its ooey gooey stringyness. Bocconcini is fresh mozzarella! It’s delicious in many dishes such as salads or on top of pizza.

Aged white cheddar is an excellent choice as well. The sharpness pairs perfectly with the other lovely flavours going on in this dish. Do you like blue cheese? I sure don’t, but I do know it would go great with these flavours if you like it!

Low Carb BBQ Sauce

Looking for a delicious low carb bbq sauce? I searched high and low for an easy store bought sauce without luck.

Finally, I made my own, and let me tell you, it’s delicious! This BBQ Sauce is also super easy to throw together and stores great in the refrigerator. Check out my Low Carb BBQ Sauce post for the recipe!

Stuffed chicken breast on a plate, sliced in half, cheese pouring from the center.

What goes with Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts?

There are so many sides I’d pair with these yummy breasts! Here’s a list of my favourites:

Try these delicious chicken recipes next:

Crunchy Low Carb Baked Chicken Tenders

Keto Butter Chicken

Addicting Keto Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Keto Teriyaki Chicken

Crispy Keto Chicken Burger

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Take chicken to the next level with these extra delicious Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts the whole family will love!
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Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast

Take chicken to the next level with this extra delicious Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe the whole family will love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Keyword bacon wrapped chicken breast, cheese stuffed chicken breast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 434kcal
Author Aleta

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup grated aged cheddar cheese or 4 pc bocconcini
  • 1/4 cup bold bbq sauce try this Low Carb BBQ Sauce
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 4 tsp brown sugar or sukrin gold low carb sweetener

Instructions

Directions

  • Heat the oven to 375°. If using bocconcini, slice each ball in half.
  • Slice each breast in half horizontally, not all the way through, just to form a pocket inside each breast for the cheese.
  • Load the grated cheddar or sliced bocconcini into the chicken.
  • Lay two pieces of bacon down on a clean surface, side by side.
  • Coat the chicken breast in 1 tbsp bbq sauce then lay the breast over the bacon and wrap the bacon up so it covers the entire breast. Repeat for each breast then place them inside the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle each breast with sukrin gold low carb sweetener or brown sugar.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 40-50 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 180°.

Notes

Expert Tips

  1. Boneless skinless chicken breasts can be very pricey, so unless they are on sale, I always debone and remove the skin myself. It’s easy! Never done it before? Check out this video to learn how to do it.
  2. A digital meat thermometer is your best friend when it comes to cooking chicken. Under bake it and you could make yourself and/or guests really sick. Over bake it and you’ve got yourself super dry chicken.
  3. I highly recommend broiling the chicken at the end to get that bacon night and crispy. The texture will play beautifully with the juicy chicken – just make sure you watch it carefully so that it does not burn.
  4. The chicken will most likely produce a lot of juice. During the cooking process you can use a turkey baster to baste the bacon for extra delicious flavour. Keep removing the juice as the chicken cooks so that the bottom bacon crisp up.
  5. Save the juices for something yummy like a gravy or soup base!

 
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.  
 * Net carb count excludes both fibre and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people.
If the low carb options are used:
Deduct fibre ( 0.2g ) and sugar alcohols ( 1.5g ) from the total carbs ( 3.5g ) to get 1.8 g net carbs per breast.

Nutrition

Serving: 1breast | Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.5g | Protein: 52.3g | Fat: 20.3g | Sodium: 778mg | Fiber: 0.2g

4 Comments


  1. Ahh as a blue cheese lover I can confirm it would work great. But again, I could put blue cheese in chocolate cake, I love it so much. Love this recipe, the chicken breast must taste wonderful when the bacon fat melts all over it!


  2. Chicken breast can sometimes get a little boring. But stuffing them with cheese and wrapping them in bacon would definitely get my family’s attention! They look awesome!

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