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BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken uses 4 ingredients to make BBQ oven baked chicken breasts stuffed with melted cheddar cheese and wrapped in crispy bacon. 
Course Dinner, Gluten Free dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 37 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 632kcal
Author Melissa Erdelac

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, butterflied
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil and lay 8 slices of bacon on foil. Bake bacon 10-12 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your bacon at the end. Remove partially cooked bacon from oven.
  • Turn down oven to 375ºF. Butterfly chicken breasts by starting at the thicker end and cutting through the middle, being careful to not cut all the way through. The chicken will be able to open like a book or butterfly with 2 thinner sides. Place 1/2 cup cheese on one side of chicken and then fold the top over it. Season the top of closed chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Move bacon to one side of the baking sheet. Transfer stuffed chicken breasts to baking sheet. Lay the pieces of bacon over the top of each chicken breast, wrapping bacon around and tucking ends underneath. Brush on part of the BBQ sauce all over top and sides. 
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and baste with more BBQ sauce. Bake for 10-15 minutes more, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160ºF. To make bacon crispier broil 1-2 minutes. the because BBQ sauce can burn quick!

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    Nutrition

    Calories: 632kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 1323mg | Potassium: 685mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 735IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 431mg | Iron: 1.3mg