BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with Cream Cheese
BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken smothered in barbecue sauce and stuffed with cream cheese makes the ultimate, flavorful dinner. Simple and delicious.
Servings 10 chicken tenders
For the Spice Rub:
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. paprika
For the Chicken Tenders:
- 1 1/2 lbs. chicken tenderloins (10 tenders approx)
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 12 oz. bacon (10-12 slices)
Mix together spice rub ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Cut a small slit lengthwise along the chicken, making sure not to cut all the way through. Stuff each piece of chicken with 1 tablespoon of softened cream cheese. Brush the chicken lightly with barbecue sauce. You won't use all the barbecue sauce at this point.
Preheat a cast iron skillet (or other oven safe skillet) over medium heat. Wrap each piece of chicken with a strip of bacon and sprinkle evenly with the spice rub. Place seam side down in the preheated skillet. Cook chicken until the bacon is browned then flip and cook the other side until browned and crisp. The chicken will not be cooked through at this point. Brush the chicken with the remaining barbecue sauce.
Place the skillet in the preheat oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, until cooked through.