Golden Bacon Wrapped Chicken Rolls

Allison Hazell


Remember the days before prepared boneless, skinless chicken? I do. I made this up this about 30 years ago. The key to this recipe is keep that little bit of skin on the breast. It's not going to kill you. This is something so easy (which I love) and comes out so tender and flavorful on the inside and crispy golden on the outside. You can change the ingredients in the filling and the glaze as I have through the years. I've used Boursin cheese and used other herbs, and used all different fruit glazes which were all great. I'm posting the one that my family liked most.


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15 Min
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chicken breasts with bone and skin!
1 pkg
8 oz cream cheese or boursin
2 Tbsp
chopped garlic
1/2 tsp
thyme, dried
1/2 tsp
strips of bacon
orange marmalade for glaze
fresh parsley for garnish

How to Make Golden Bacon Wrapped Chicken Rolls


  • 1Preheat oven to 350.
  • 2Debone chicken breasts. Pound chicken breasts down to about 1/4 inch thick. Discard bones. Keep skin intact over breast. Cut off and discard extraneous skin and fat.
  • 3Make filling: Combine cream cheese, garlic, thyme and parsley until well mixed.
  • 4Dry off meat side of chicken as to hold the filling. sometimes you just have to use your fingers to spread. Spread filling generously on the meat side of the flattened chicken breasts.
  • 5Roll up chicken breasts and shape into nice cylinder shapes, keeping the skin surrounding the roll. (you may have to roll up the chicken and then surround the roll with the skin). Wrap bacon slice around the chicken roll. I cut the bacon down to a few inches and stretch a bit over the roll so it cooks well. I have it just meet ends underneath the roll.
  • 6Brush with any kind of fruit marmelade you like. I usually use Orange. But any fruit marmalade works.
  • 7Bake at 350 for about 30-40 mins. You can continue basting with marmalade to creat a more glazed and browned roll. Make sure bacon is cooked before taking out of oven. Drizzle the sauce from the baking dish on top of the rolls and garnish with parsley.
  • 8NOTE: while cooking, a lot of the filling will escape the chicken rolls. That's great!! It has already seasoned your chicken and kept it moist. The filling that seeps out is a great sauce to drizzle over the chicken when serving!

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About Golden Bacon Wrapped Chicken Rolls

Course/Dish: Chicken, Sandwiches
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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