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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. MORE + LESS -

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

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  • 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).

Expert Tips

  • 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 Information

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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