Bacon Wrapped Chicken Recipe

David Olson
"A Bachelor And His Grill"
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This fusion of poultry and pork, with a vegetable herb stuffing, is a great way to build flavor from the inside out. Here are a few tips for preparing this delicious dish.

bacon wrapped chicken recipe

  • Be sure to grill on medium/indirect heat so the bacon cooks, but doesn’t burn.
  • Cook the chicken to 165°F internal temperature.
  • Let the grilled chicken rest 3-5 minutes prior to serving. This allows the meat to re-absorb juices and flavors.
Stuffed and Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken Breast

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Stuffed, bacon-wrapped chicken breasts are bursting with flavor from a cheese and grilled vegetable stuffing.


  • 3 large Portobello mushroom caps, rinsed and stems removed
  • 1 large Vidalia onion, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 ounces goat cheese
  • 12-16 strips hardwood smoked bacon, 3-4 per breast
  • 12-16 wooden toothpicks, soaked in water for 20 minutes before using


  1. Preheat the grill to medium high, ensuring the grates are clean and well-oiled.
  2. Put the Portobello mushrooms and onions in a large mixing bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Add the minced garlic to the mushrooms and onions, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  4. Lay the seasoned mushrooms, stem-side up, and onions on the grill. Grill mushrooms and onions 4-6 minutes per side.
  5. Remove both from the grill, chop roughly and splash with balsamic vinegar. Set aside to cool completely.
  6. Cut into the side of the chicken, creating a deep pocket inside the breast, with caution to not pierce through or butterfly the meat.
  7. Gently, but liberally, stuff the chicken with cheese, followed by grilled veggies.
  8. Lay 3-4 bacon strips per breast on a cutting board, one next to another with no spaces.
  9. Place the stuffed breasts over the bacon strips, tightly rolling and wrapping the chicken.
  10. Insert water-soaked toothpicks through the bacon, securing the wrapping.
  11. Grill for 15-20 minutes over indirect heat, rotating every 5-7 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp and the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.
  12. Pull the chicken from the grill, set on a cutting board, tent with foil and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes.
  13. Plate, serve and enjoy!


You may want to render the fat from bacon in advance of grilling to decrease the likelihood of flare-ups and burned chicken. Simply fry the bacon on the stove until it renders its grease but while it's still pliable enough to wrap around the chicken.

Recommendation: If using a charcoal grill, slant the coals to one side and cook the chicken indirectly on the cooler portion of the grill (you may need to adjust cooking times accordingly).

2 thoughts on “Bacon Wrapped Chicken Recipe

  1. You were brilliant on TV! And this recipe screams flavor and goodness. Looks divine, too! What else is there? Up and comer, for sure! Keep going.

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