For Bacon Lovers ... Grilled Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken

grilled Bacon wrapped stuffed chicken

Prep time

15 min

Cook time

25 min


4 pers






  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 slices of bacon


Preheat the Grill:

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 375-400°F or 190-204°C).

Butterfly the Chicken Breasts:

Lay one chicken breast flat on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut horizontally through the thickest part of the chicken breast, almost to the other side, leaving about 1/2 inch of uncut flesh to create a "butterfly" shape. Open the chicken breast like a book.

Prepare the Filling:

In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, chopped spinach, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.

spinach and cream cheese stufing

Stuff the Chicken Breasts:

Spread a generous amount of the cream cheese and spinach mixture onto one side of each butterflied chicken breast. Close the chicken breast to sandwich the filling inside.

Wrap with Bacon:

Take two (or more) slices of bacon and wrap them around each stuffed chicken breast, securing them with toothpicks if needed.


Grill the Stuffed Chicken Breasts:

Carefully place the bacon-wrapped stuffed chicken breasts on the preheated grill. Cook them over indirect heat to avoid flare-ups caused by the bacon fat. Grill for about 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

Serve and Enjoy:

Remove the grilled bacon-wrapped stuffed chicken breasts from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving. Remember to remove any toothpicks before serving.


  • Take care while grilling the bacon-wrapped chicken breasts as the bacon fat may cause flare-ups. Keeping the chicken over indirect heat can help reduce this risk.
  • You can customize the filling by adding shredded cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, or cooked bacon to the cream cheese and spinach mixture.

This grilled bacon-wrapped stuffed chicken breast recipe is a delightful combination of juicy chicken, creamy filling, and smoky bacon. Enjoy this hearty and flavorful dish as a delicious main course for any occasion, from casual weeknight dinners to special gatherings with friends and family. Happy grilling!


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