These bacon wrapped chicken breasts are stuffed with a creamy spinach mixture, wrapped in bacon, topped with brown sugar, and baked to crispy perfection. They’re absolutely delicious next to mashed potatoes or any other side you love!

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Bacon wrapped ANYTHING is delicious, and these stuffed chicken breasts are no exception! They’re stuffed with a cream cheese and spinach mixture, wrapped in bacon, sprinkled with brown sugar, and baked to perfection. Enjoy them alongside any sides you love (we suggest creamy mashed potatoes) for the most satisfying dinner ever!

Looking for more chicken breast recipes? We’ve got a bunch! This baked chicken marinara has been a go-to in my house since the day it went live on the website, this homemade chicken scampi is unbeatable, and this chicken spaghetti will become an instant family-favorite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s easy – this recipe is as easy as it gets. You’ll stuff the chicken breasts with an easy-to-make cream cheese mixture, wrap each chicken breast in bacon, sprinkle with brown sugar, and bake until cooked and crispy!
  • It’s delicious – this recipe is wildly delicious! Crispy, salty bacon and a creamy, tangy spinach and cream cheese mixture come alongside the humble chicken breast to make the most delicious, easy protein main ever.

Crispy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast Recipe Ingredients

You don’t need a whole lot to bring this recipe together. You’ll start with a few of ingredients for a cream cheese and spinach mixture, then grab a pack of bacon, and brown sugar – that’s it! Find ingredient notes (including substitutions and swaps) below.

  • Frozen spinach – grab a bag of frozen spinach for this recipe (about 10 ounces). Be sure to drain the water from it with either a clean kitchen towel, cheesecloth, or a few paper towels to get as much moisture out as possible.
  • Bacon – you’ll need 10-12 ounces of raw bacon for this recipe. Be sure to grab regular bacon (NOT thick-cut) so that it gets nice and crispy in the oven.

A full ingredient list with exact amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

Recipe Variations and Modifications

  • Omit the brown sugar – if you’re looking to make this recipe low-carb, simply omit the brown sugar. While it adds a really delicious caramelized finish to the chicken, the dish will still be perfect without it.
  • Make it dairy-free – use a dairy-free cream cheese (there are lots of brands that make it!) instead of regular to make this chicken dairy-free.
  • Make it grain-free – this recipe is grain-free as-is.
  • Make it gluten-free – same as above, this recipe is gluten-free without any modifications. 

How to Make Crispy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts

You’ll start by making the cream cheese and spinach mixture, then slicing and stuffing the chicken breasts. Finally, wrap the chicken in bacon, sprinkle on the brown sugar, and bake until crispy! Follow along below for the full how-to.

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix the spinach with the cream cheese, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, garlic powder, and pepper.

Step 2: Cut the chicken breast through the thickest portion lengthwise. Stuff the center of the chicken with the spinach mixture. Sprinkle the tops of the chicken with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Step 3: Fold the chicken breasts over so that the cream cheese mixture is stuffed inside. Wrap each chicken breast with 2 pieces of bacon and secure with toothpicks if needed. Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish and sprinkle the top with brown sugar.

Step 4: Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes, or until the centers reach 165°F. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes, then slice, serve, and enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • Use a thermometer – when it comes to cooking the chicken, we suggest using a meat thermometer (THIS is our favorite one) to keep from overcooking it.
  • Prep ahead – completely assemble the stuffed and wrapped chicken breasts, store them in the baking dish you plan on using, wrap the dish securely with foil, then store in the fridge for up to 2 days and bake when you’re ready.

How to Serve

Serve your bacon wrapped chicken breasts alongside any sides you love! We chose creamy mashed potatoes and actually skipped a veggie side because of the spinach stuffing, but if you want to add a green veggie side, roasted green beans or a simple arugula salad would both be delicious.

How to Store and Reheat

Store any leftover crispy bacon wrapped chicken breasts in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To reheat, simply place a bacon wrapped chicken breast in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or reheat slices in a skillet over medium heat on the stovetop for 6-8 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to cook chicken breasts so they are moist and tender?

The secret to moist and tender chicken is using a meat thermometer (THIS is our favorite one) vs. relying on a specific amount of time to know when it’s ready to be pulled off the heat.

Should you cover chicken when baking in oven?

Not for this recipe! We’ll keep the chicken breasts uncovered so that the bacon can get nice and crispy in the oven.

If you tried this Crispy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast recipe or any other recipe on my website, please leave a 🌟 star rating and let me know how it went in the 📝 comments below!

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast Recipe

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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 4 Servings
These crispy bacon wrapped chicken breasts are stuffed with a creamy spinach mixture, wrapped in bacon, topped with brown sugar, and baked to crispy perfection. They're absolutely delicious next to mashed potatoes or any other side you love!

Ingredients  

  • pounds chicken breasts
  • 10-ounce package frozen spinach, drained
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 pieces raw bacon
  • ½ cup brown sugar

Instructions 

  • Mix the spinach with the cream cheese, ½ teaspoon sea salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
  • Cut the chicken breast through the thickest portion lengthwise. Stuff the center of the chicken with the spinach mixture. Sprinkle the tops of the chicken with the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • Wrap each chicken breast with 2 pieces of bacon and secure with toothpicks. Place the chicken in a baking dish and sprinkle the top with the brown sugar. Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes, or until the centers reach 165°F. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes, then slice, serve, and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  • Omit the brown sugar – if you’re looking to make this recipe low-carb, simply omit the brown sugar. While it adds a really delicious caramelized finish to the chicken, the dish will still be perfect without it.
  • Make it dairy-free – use a dairy-free cream cheese (there are lots of brands that make it!) instead of regular to make this chicken dairy-free.

Nutrition

Calories: 665kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 1514mg | Potassium: 3105mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 83687IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 976mg | Iron: 14mg

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 665
Keyword: bacon wrapped chicken breast

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