Bacon Wrapped, Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts – Nance and Robyn make the same recipe

Every week we’ll post a recipe that we both made. This week’s recipe was Bacon Wrapped, Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts. Printable recipe can be found at the bottom of this post. The original recipe by Chef #844314 can be found over at

Robyn’s Take:

This week’s recipe was Nance’s choice, and I was like “We’re gonna stuff a chicken breast with what and then wrap it with what? Um, okay.”

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“You two is some crazy, crazy bitches.”

At least the ingredient list was pretty short and simple. One of the things required was two pieces of partially cooked bacon for each chicken breast. Instead of frying up that bacon in a pan, I opted to keep the mess contained to the oven (note to self: clean the damn oven). I baked the bacon in the oven at 450ºF for 8 minutes. It was fairly thin bacon, so if you use thicker bacon, you’ll want to bake it longer.

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Now please gaze upon the rest of the ingredients:

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Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cream cheese, and green onions. Pretty simple, right? Guess who has a back forty FILLED with chickens but still had to buy chicken breasts at the damn grocery store? I know, completely ridiculous.

My main gripe about buying chicken breasts from the grocery store is that they are SO FREAKIN’ HUGE. I mean, look at those monsters. Those damn things are just pumped full of  hormones, I guarantee it. (I should have bought the organic, pastured-raised chicken breasts, but… I didn’t. Because HO BOY is that shit expensive.)

First step: pound the chicken breasts ’til they’re about 1/4″ thick. I put my chicken breasts in a Ziploc® bag, zipped it mostly closed, and then beat the hell out of that thing with a rolling pin ’til it was flattened enough.

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See? No chicken goop everywhere. The chicken goop is contained, there’s no salmonella running rampant over my counters, all is good.

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“Why you beat the chicken? Was it bein’ bad?”

Mix 2 T cream cheese and 1 T chopped green onions for each chicken breast, then spread it across the chicken breast as you can.

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Then you’ve got to roll up your damn chicken breasts. I will confess to you that I didn’t so much carefully roll up each breast as KIND OF roll each breast up and then tucked in the ends.

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Then I wrapped two pieces of bacon around each chicken breast and tucked the ends under, putting each piece of chicken on a baking sheet afterward. I did not, as was instructed by the original recipe, secure the bacon with a toothpick. I just figured tucking the bacon under would be good enough.

Then while the chicken baked, I went upstairs for some kitten therapy. This pounding and rolling and wrapping bacon thing is STRESSFUL.

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The best kind of stress reliever.

The chicken cooked for 30 minutes, and then sat under the broiler for another 5 minutes to make the bacon crispy. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the cream cheese did not, in fact, melt out of the rolled-up chicken breasts and go all over the place.

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The verdict? Well, Fred said it was good and he’d never request it, but he’d eat it if it was put in front of him and wouldn’t complain.

The first bite I took, I thought “Hey, this is pretty good.” That lasted until about 1/3 of the way through the piece of chicken, and then it was suddenly gross. I didn’t really care for the cream cheese and green onion stuffing, I guess. Something about that, combined with the chicken was not appealing. I think that if it had been stuffed with something different it would have been good, but the way it was… ugh. No. I won’t be making it again.


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Nance’s take:

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Chicken

This is a picture of Felina Marie and Sadie Mae. AKA: The most hopeful dogs in the world. They love trying new DCEP recipes, but they have been put on a grain-free diet so our last few recipes have just made them sad.  If you look closely at Felina (especially the eye to your right), you can see why I call her a googley-eyed ugly dog.  Marty Feldman doesn’t have shit on her!

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Chicken

This is a picture of me. Shirley has a new camera and I was being a smart-ass, showing her how to take selfies and what you do if you’re a fat chick that wants to look thin (hold the camera up in the air and aim down).   While I was making this chicken.  Except I guess I don’t know how to do it right because I lost an eye. The reason I included these two pictures is so you can see that there was some messed up shit going on in this house.  Poor deprived dogs.  And a dummy that can’t fit her huge goddamn face into a camera frame.  Things are not looking good around here.  Not at all.  And we won’t even mention how it looks like I broke my nose as a child.  Or the fact that my real mother’s name was probably Barbra.  Barbra Streisand.

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This was supposed to be our dinner Friday night.  Rick brought the chicken up from the freezer the night before and it thawed in the refrigerator over night.  I could have shit when I got a good look at it. Freezer burn. What the fuck.

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This was the only piece of meat that wasn’t entirely ruined (although we did have to cut a bit of it off).  We put our meats, etc., in name-brand freezer bags in order to not waste food. This was an issue for a while now, but I had been on the fence about buying one of those fancypants FoodSaver™ (damn right that’s an affiliate link) things because of the cost of the bags.


You know what else is expensive?  Meat (and any other food) that you’re throwing away.  So yeah, I’m using my FoodSaver™ exclusively now.  Those name-brand bags can be used in the canister that I keep by my sink for food scraps.  Please note the pro-tip:  God forbid, you might have to walk 3 feet to the garbage can with potato peels in your hands!

Okay, okay.  I’ll get back to the topic at hand which is the making of this god-forsaken recipe that I picked and how I regretted it from the minute I actually took five seconds to read it.  I have got to STOP just glancing at the recipes that I pick for this site!  I honestly saw the pretty picture with the words bacon and chicken, figured that would make the family happy and went with it.

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I had no green onions and there was a brouhaha in this house over whether or not chives are nothing more than dried green onions. It seems that Rick’s grandfather (who is a saint) told him this and homeboy was not backing down from that argument…even when google gave me ALL OF THE INTERNET to prove that he was wrong!

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Them fools be fightin’ over chives and shit.

I still went with chives because there was no way I was running back into town for green onions in order to make ONE slightly freezer burned chicken breast with cream cheese and bacon.

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Chicken

You beat the meat, slather the cream cheese mixed with green onions (or chives, nobody really gives a shit) all over it, roll it up in partially cooked bacon and bake the hell out of it.  And then when you’re done baking the hell out of it, you’re supposed to turn on your broiler and burn your damn bacon until it’s ash.  Voila!

Rick and my mom tried it because they’re game for eating anything. Rick said it tasted like baked cream cheese.  It was not a winner with him even with bacon.  My mom liked it, but hey, she’s older and you know those taste buds are shot to shit.

This recipe was fairly simple to make, but so is a toasted cheese sandwich…stick with making one of those and you’ll be better off.  And yes, the dogs did get some of the freezer burned meat after we cooked it for them.  They didn’t mind it all.  Go figure. 

Bacon Wrapped, Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts - Nance and Robyn make the same recipe
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: Entree
Cuisine: Trinidadian (but not Tobagonian)
Serves: 1
  • For each serving:
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 T green onion, chopped
  • 2 T cream cheese
  • 2 pieces of bacon, partially cooked
  1. Partially cook your bacon - you can fry it in a pan, but it's easier to bake it in the oven, 8 - 10 minutes at 450ºF.
  2. Pound your chicken breasts until they are approximately ¼" thick (using a large zip-close bag contains all the chicken goop).
  3. Mix the cream cheese and green onions, and spread across one side of the chicken breast.
  4. Roll up the chicken breast around the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Wrap bacon around the chicken breast. You can use a toothpick to help keep the bacon on, but just tucking the ends under the chicken works as well.
  6. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 375ºF.
  7. Broil for 5 minutes to help make bacon crispy.

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Bacon Wrapped, Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts – Nance and Robyn make the same recipe — 46 Comments

    • …and then I read the recipe. ah no.
      plus? I lived in Trinidad as a teen, and no way is that a Trini recipe.

    • Hell, it had ME at bacon! Robyn makes up where the recipes are from because she’s a goof. You probably know this, but I’m putting it out here just in case others don’t. 🙂

      • hahaha! nope. I had no clue! I’m fairly new to this blog! loving it by the way

      • OMG, Robyn is confusing everyone with her silliness!

        Tip for being fairly new to the blog: Take everything that is said with a HUGE grain of salt. Except when we say that we don’t like something because that’s TRUTH. 😀

  1. Wouldn’t eat this because it has (supposedly) green onions. No.

    Don’t care though, I’m happy to see Sadie. And Felina, but mostly Sadie.


      And just some insider information: SOMEONE on DCEP “snickers like a MEAN GIRL” when I talk about Felina being a googley-eyed ugly dog. Bet you can’t guess who it is!

      PS: Sadie said to thank you because sometimes it often feels like nobody appreciates her (she IS the most fabulous dog we have ever had – just don’t tell Felina).

      • So true, Tawnya, that I’m not even going to try to deny. Shirley does indeed think that Felina isn’t really a dog. She’s more of a pretty, pretty princess who does no wrong. Sigh.

      • Wait, don’t dogs by nature have a hierarchical pack structure built into their bones? Not showing favor would be going against the entire nature of the pack!

      • Quit trying to shit-stir amongst my dogs, Oldcat. We have them brain-washed that they’re are no favorites and that’s how it’s going to be. Besides, they think I’m the Alpha. As it should be. hee!

  2. My husband would love it and the cream cheese would kill my lactose intolerance. If I’m going to indulge and risk the wrath of the gut I’ll save it for Ben and Jerry or Hagen Das or Spaghetti Carbonara.

    Nance, I want that pretty dish. And thanks for the puppy pics. My dogs are on the grain free too and begging oh so obnoxiously as well, I LOVE Felina Marie so much. All weekend my traitorous dogs were hanging all over my husband and ignoring me. I kept threatening to get my own little chocolate chiwawa and teach it to hate everyone but me!
    Robyn, thanks for the kitty pics. Prince Charming slays me. Elphaba was my friend when those damn traitorous dogs abandoned me. I’m sure they are a little tired of me and they don’t see him enough. Still it’s annoying. Is this how mothers feel when the dad comes home?

    • Military wife whose husband (and father to her three children) is frequently gone here. Yes, that is how mothers feel when dad comes home. You spend your life slaving for them and they throw you over like a hot potato because fun daddy has arrived. I’m truly not resentful, but it can be exasperatingly annoying.

      • Oh hell you two – I will whole-heartedly admit that it’s more than annoying when fun dad comes around. This happened on the regular when my ex-husband would pick up Alex. Fun, fun, fun. Meanwhile at home, I’m trying to teach him to be a human being. I truly AM/WAS resentful because it’s bullshit.

        Those are Fiestaware Dishes, Annette. I got them because I thought I would be making individual “meals” for everyone. That got old real fast and I seldom use them. But since I only made 1 chicken breast it worked out perfectly.

  3. I might try this with a couple of alterations. No green onions, just no. Half the cream cheese inside (or maybe even just a garlic butter?) and double or triple the bacon ought to do it.

    • Also, I am just a little bit sad that this entry had no easy slam dunk on Amanda presenting itself. Perhaps it’s just because I haven’t had any coffee yet this morning. Help???

      • The recipe had only four ingredients – that fact alone made it an Amanda Classic!

        Oh, and you had me at Garlic butter. That’s a great idea!

      • Amanda does not believe in having animals in the kitchen; in fact, Amanda dies not believe in animals. Nance, your description of your selfie made me do what people are always saying they do when reading DCEP: the life-endangering act of laughing while drinking coffee. Off to look up Booker T’s “Green Onions” on YouTube thanks to you two.

      • Did you just say that Amanda…dies? Gulp. OHNOES, we shall have none of this Amanda dying bullshit. We NEED HER!

      • Typo alert — that shouldbe “did.” Amanda is, of course, immorta.And if only I were as thinas thisbox!

      • Kerry,
        Were you drinking the alky-haul when you typed this? Robyn does this sometimes so I completely understand. 😉

    • You might want some bread crumbs or bits to keep the butter from running all over the place when it melts…

  4. Finally – the photo of Nance looking fabulous we were denied last week!

      • I forgot to mention that I like that picture too. It looked all mysterious and and artsy. If you didn’t point out what you didn’t like I would have swore it was intentional. We are way too hard on ourselves.

  5. I make something similar all the time. Instead of cream cheese, I use Laughing Cow – 1 wedge per chicken breast. I think it has a better taste than cream cheese.

    Queso Laughing Cow+jalapenos+bacon =jalapeno popper chicken
    Swiss laughing Cow + ham = chicken cordon bleu
    Garlic Laughing Cow + Pepperoni + marinara = chicken parmesan

    • I’m not a fan of baked/cooked cream cheese, except maybe in cheesecake. But, Kim, I might try your version. Sounds good!

    • Well, until I read this comment, I THOUGHT I’d never make chicken like that again. But the chicken parm version sounds like something I want to try!!!

  6. I make something similar with tomato purée, garlic and proper cheese (what I use depends on what I have in the house, usually cheddar, gouda or mozzarella) , and with more bacon around the outside. Also I don’t cook the bacon before putting around the chicken, that’s too much hassle for me (and I don’t like hard bacon, I like the fat slightly crispy and the meat soft). I don’t pound the chicken either, again, too much hassle. I make a slit for the filling, and then let all the bacon hold shit in.

      • Let’s just say the improper stuff gets around rather more (as it were). On the other hand, the proper stuff has been known to seize the day in terms of pungency and hilarious, long-winded names. Sort of like certain ancient members of the aristocracy.

  7. Not too sure if I will try this recipe. I would have to think about it for a bit. It would be an eat alone kind of meal. ‘sigh’ picky husband. I don’t like to make separate meals, too many things to clean up.

    I did check out the new links on your page. Love them and you guys are my kind of crazy. I’d actually been wondering if I could send a recipe for you guys to try. It would be a hoot to see your take on it. Now I just have find one worthy of DCEP !!

    Thanks for the animal pics. They add a little something something to the page !!

    Have a great day Ladies !!

  8. My daughter Bee makes it like Curtis does. Minus the tomato purée, plus slices of mild pickled jalapeno slices. Don’t be stingy with the bacon.;) Your website is improving content and appearance wise all the time. Great work gals.

    • The way the comments came into my email I could not figure out what star button you were talking about. Hee!

  9. Hmmm…I agree that the cream cheese and green onions must be pretty bland. The first substitute I thought of was using Rondele Garden Vegetable cheese, I LOVE that stuff, and I wonder how it would be warm. I also like the laughing cow cheese idea, they have some great new flavors out.

    Gosh, those dogs are cute, and Sadie does look like she has the patience of a saint 🙂

    • Sadie does have the patience of a saint – she has to have them with all the crap she puts up with from Felina.

  10. The only dish cream cheese should be cooked into is cheesecake. I make stuffed chicken breasts a lot but I use feta cheese with diced tomatoes, feta and spinach, or blue cheese and spinach, or really any other cheese (but again, never not cream cheese) and a green vegetables. You can still wrap them in bacon to add to the goodness.

    My dogs have been on a grain free diet for years (golden retrievers=skin allergies) and I think it helps their behavior a lot too. But I do give them little treats in their foods – like green beans, or carrots or sweet potatoes. All go over very well here. And since the rest of the family is grain free too, really they have no where to go to complain.

    • Okay, everybody has said cheesecake enough now. I am craving it (in fact, when I went to Alabama to see Robyn I think I had cheesecake at every single restaurant we stopped at on the way home – Fat chick is fat). Spinach sounds good, too.

      Sadie is an angel no matter whether she is grain-free or not. Sadly, grain-free has not changed any of Felina’s behavior. I guess an ass is an ass no matter what you fed it. 😉