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BBQ Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Chicken


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Jalapeño cheese shredded
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup jalapeño slices optional… I use tamed jalapeños for flavor, not heat
  • 8 strips of bacon turkey bacon can be used if chicken is baked in the oven
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce


  • Combine cream cheese and shredded jalapeño cheese in a small bowl.
  • Dice jalapeños and stir into cheese mixture.
  • Cut a pocket into each chicken breast. Make sure not to filet the breast open too far or cut through the bottom. You will want to create a deep pocket that you can close back up.
  • Spoon the cheese into the chicken pocket. I use the back of the spoon to press in as much as possible.
  • Manipulate the chicken so that even with a bulge of cheese filling, you can mostly close the chicken back up.
  • Wrap each breast with two strips of bacon.
  • Brush chicken with BBQ sauce. (This step can be done before cooking or after… or both!)
  • Cook chicken.
  • Grill: Preheat grill on high. Add wrapped chicken breasts. Turn heat down to low-medium. Cook for 10-15 minutes per side. (Note: grilling may cause cheese to ooze out into grill.)
  • Oven: Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Serve breasts by halves or slice on an angle in 1” segments and fan out on serving platter or plate.