Stuffed Chicken Breasts wrapped in Bacon

This is a follow-on to the Grilled Stuffed Shrimp wrapped in Bacon post from a few days ago.  My family loved the shrimp so much that I decided to try the same filling in chicken.  Let me just tell you that my son, who rarely eats anything other than pepperoni pizza, was looking for a second chicken breast.  That is how great this was.  My husband even said he would like to have this again soon.  So off to the grocery store I go to buy more chicken breasts and shrimp.

Stuffed Chicken 6

Stuffed Chicken Breasts wrapped in Bacon

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 jalapeno, finely chopped

3 green onions, finely chopped

salt and pepper to taste

4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless

4 slices of bacon

4 skewers

smoked paprika

In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, jalapeno, and green onions.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

Trim the chicken breasts of any extra fat.  Place on a hard surface and pound out with a mallet or rolling-pin.

Stuffed Chicken        Stuffed Chicken 1

Place a few spoonful’s of the cheese mixture on the pounded out chicken breast and spread out.  Roll up the chicken breast with the cheese on the inside.  Wrap a full slice of bacon around the breast and secure both ends with a skewer.  Repeat with all the breasts.

Stuffed Chicken 3    Stuffed Chicken 4    Stuffed Chicken 5

Sprinkle with smoked paprika and grill on a medium hot grill for 20 minutes or until done all the way through.

Stuffed Chicken 2

Remove skewers and serve immediately.

Stuffed Chicken 6    Shown here served on a bed of wild greens with Chimichurrie sauce.

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