Triple Cheese Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon

Triple Cheese Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon is the ultimate chicken dinner. Baked in a BBQ glaze, this stuffed chicken recipe couldn’t be more of a treat if it tried! – Hungry now?  Jump to Recipe

I know, I just can’t help myself. Is there any need for a cheese stuffed chicken breast wrapped in bacon? Absolutely not. Is it the most mouthwateringly delicious thing on the planet. Abso-freaking-lutely YES 🤤

Triple Cheese Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon with chips and lemon wedges

Let’s just break this down real quick and show you what you’re gonna need..

Triple Cheese Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon Ingredients

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Streaky Bacon
  • Cream Cheese
  • Cheddar
  • Mozzarella
  • Garlic Powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • BBQ Sauce

I know, is there literally a more delicious combo of ingredients out there!?

You can really use any cheese you want to to be honest, but for me this combo works perfectly. You get that classic cheese pull effect with the mozzarella, a smooth creamy texture with the cream cheese and the back bone of the whole dish with a nice sharp cheddar.

How to make Triple Cheese Stuffed Chicken step by step

How to make Triple Cheese Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon

  1. Combine your cheeses and garlic powder in a bowl. Place to one side.
  2. Slice a pocket in the side of your chicken breast. Go as deep as you can without slicing right through. Season all sides with salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
  3. Stuff in your cheese, wrap in bacon then fasten with toothpicks.
  4. Fry over high heat to crisp up the bacon, ensuring you sear all sides, then glaze with BBQ sauce and pop in the oven.

Simples!

So why fry before you bake?

Good question – just baking it straight away won’t give you crispy bacon, especially because you’ve glazed it with BBQ sauce. By giving it a quick fry in the pan over high heat you’ll get a crispier finish, without the filling pouring out.

How to make Triple Cheese Stuffed Chicken step by step 2

Tips for the best Chicken Wrapped in Bacon

  • Use streaky bacon – it fits more ‘neatly’ round the breast and packs in more flavour due to having a higher fat ratio then regular bacon.
  • Wrap tightly and secure with toothpicks, there’s nothing worse than your bacon unwrapping when it’s cooking!
  • Like we just discussed, fry to crisp up the bacon before you glaze and bake

Tips for the best Cheese Stuffed Chicken

  • Use a variety of cheese with different textures – here I use cream cheese, cheddar and mozzarella.
  • Although cheese is obviously quite flavoursome, be sure to season – here I use salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
  • Keep the filling as cool as you can before you stuff it, this will decrease the chance of it warming too early and leaking out everywhere.

Voila! Dreamy creamy cheesy goodness pouring out of a bacon wrapped chicken breast. Does not get more delicious than that! 😍

Triple Cheese Stuffed Chicken with cheese pouring out

So for your next chicken dinner be sure to spare a thought for this triple cheese stuffed chicken breast wrapped in bacon. You’re tastebuds are gonna LOVE you 😉

How to make Triple Cheese Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon (Full Recipe & Video)

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Triple Cheese Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon with chips and lemon wedges
Triple Cheese Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Triple Cheese Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon is the ultimate chicken dinner. Baked in a BBQ glaze, this stuffed chicken recipe couldn't be more of a treat if it tried!

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Western
Keyword: Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 586 kcal
Author: Chris
Ingredients
  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 16 rashers Streaky Bacon
  • 150g / 5.3oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 cup / 75g Cheddar, grated
  • 1/3 cup / 75g Mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/4 cup / 50g BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Olive Oil, for frying
  • 16 Toothpicks
Method
  1. In a bowl, combine your cream cheese, cheddar, mozzarella, garlic powder and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place in the fridge until needed.

  2. Slice a pocket in the sides of each of your chicken breasts. Cut as far as you can without slicing right through, creating as much room as possible for the filling. Season all sides with a sprinkle of smoked paprika, salt and pepper.

  3. Evenly divide your filling and place in the pocket of each breast. Wrap in bacon then fasten the opening with 3-4 toothpicks.

  4. Fry over high heat for a few minutes to crisp the bacon, ensuring you sear all sides.

  5. Brush with BBQ sauce and bake in the oven at 200c/390f for 15mins, reglaze, then bake for another 5mins or until no longer pink.

Watch how to make it!

Recipe Notes

a) Frying before baking - You won't get crispy bacon by just baking it, especially because you've just glazed it in BBQ sauce. It's important to fry over high heat to get the best colour on the bacon and to ensure the filling doesn't leak out. Cooking it over low or medium will take too long for the bacon to take on colour and warm the centre too much, allowing it to melt and seep out.

 

b) Cold Filling - Try and keep your cheese cold right up until the point you stuff the breasts. This will decrease the chances of your filling pouring out too early.

 

c) Baking Time - Timings will depend on the size of your chicken breasts, so just be vigilant after 15 mins and ensure you chicken is white throughout and piping hot.

 

d) Calories -  Based on using 1 tsp olive oil for frying.

Nutrition Facts
Triple Cheese Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 586 Calories from Fat 352
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39.1g 60%
Saturated Fat 9.36g 47%
Trans Fat 0.108g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.28g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.6g
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 765mg 32%
Potassium 861mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 9.39g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 7.81g
Protein 47.3g 95%
Vitamin A 25%
Calcium 17%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Looking for another easy stuffed chicken recipe? Look no further than my Antipasto Stuffed Chicken!

Antipasto Stuffed Chicken served with side salad

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Julia
    June 30, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    What a delicious looking meal! And it has all my favorite ingredients! Yay 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris
      July 1, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks, Julia! 🙂

  • Reply
    Leslie
    June 30, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    This looks perfect for a Sunday supper. You just can’t go wrong stuffing with cheese and wrapping in bacon!

    • Reply
      Chris
      July 1, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      You’re so right, everything’s better wrapped in bacon

  • Reply
    camila
    June 30, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Oh man this is so mouthwatering!!! I wish I could have a bite of this delicious meal… forget about a bite.. I wish I could have a huge plate lol!! Such a fabulous idea to make this triple cheese stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon!!

    • Reply
      Chris
      July 1, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks, Camila! I’ll send a plate over to you!!

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Meldrum
    June 30, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Step-by-step photos are so helpful and I love that melty cheese.

    • Reply
      Chris
      July 1, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks, Jacqueline! 🙂

  • Reply
    Kristine
    June 30, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    You had me at triple cheese! Holy moly do these chicken breasts sound/look incredible! Anything stuffed with cheese is a WINNER in my book – pinned!

    • Reply
      Chris
      July 1, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      You’re so right!! Thanks for pinning 🙂

  • Reply
    Ginny
    June 30, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Great hint to fry te package before baking and also to keep the cheese cool before wrapping and baking. Very helpful!

    • Reply
      Chris
      July 1, 2018 at 9:20 pm

      Thanks, Ginny! Glad you found the tips useful 🙂

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