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Barbecue Bacon Chicken Stuffed with Ranch Cream Cheese

barbecue bacon chicken stuffed with ranch cream cheese Entree
Barbecue Bacon Chicken Stuffed with Ranch Cream Cheese
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 4

Meet your new favorite way to make chicken: Boneless skinless chicken breasts get stuffed with ranch-flavored cream cheese, wrapped in bacon and brushed with a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce before being baked to juicy perfection.

Updated April 28, 2017

Ingredients

  • 8
    slices bacon
  • 4
    oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1
    tablespoon Hidden Valley™ The Original Ranch™ salad dressing and seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
  • 4
    boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lb)
  • 1/2
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/4
    teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2
    cup Annie's™ Naturals organic sweet & spicy BBQ sauce

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Microwave bacon between layers of microwavable paper towels on microwavable plate 3 to 4 minutes or just until edges begin to brown but are still soft and pliable. Cut each piece in half crosswise.
  • 3
    In small bowl, stir together cream cheese and dressing mix.
  • 4
    Cut pocket in each chicken breast by making a horizontal slit along thin long edge, being careful to not cut through to opposite side. Stuff each pocket with one-fourth of the cream cheese filling (about 2 tablespoons). Press edges of chicken together to seal. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • 5
    Arrange bacon pieces diagonally over tops of chicken breasts, pressing bacon over sides. Brush each with 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce.
  • 6
    Bake 15 minutes. Brush with remaining 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, using about 1 tablespoon on each breast. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).

  • It’s important to make the pocket in the chicken breast big enough for the filling to expand a bit when it’s in the oven. A small pocket will result in much of the filling oozing out of the chicken while it’s baking.
  • Cooking the bacon before it goes on top of the chicken breast helps to ensure it will be fully cooked when the chicken is done.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
155mg
51%
Sodium
1360mg
57%
Potassium
460mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
10g
Protein
46g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 6 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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