Delicious Chicken Bacon Roll Ups with Herbed Cream Cheese Filling

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Chicken Bacon Roll Ups with delicious cream cheese and herb filling on the inside and crispy corn flake coating on the outside! Your family will love these easy stuffed chicken roll ups!!! 

A chicken roll up with cream cheese bacon filling and corn flake coating sits on an oval white plate with beading on the edges thats rests on an orange and beige plaid napkin

Cream Cheese Chicken Bacon Roll Ups are an easy stuffed chicken recipe!

While they are not as popular as traditional stuffed chicken recipes, chicken roll ups are my preferred way to “stuff” chicken with delicious fillings. Like the bacon, cream cheese, and herbs in this tasty chicken bacon roll up! 

I mean, bacon! Everything is better with bacon! 

Plus you have some cream cheese, onion, garlic, Italian Seasoning and pepper to round out the spices and flavor combination. The filling makes the perfect pairing with the chicken and bacon! 

This is one of the very first recipes I ever shared on the blog and has continued to be popular year after year. And the recipe still holds up! 

I still make these chicken roll ups often and have started to include them in my freezer meal prep weekends. This means I can easily have them whenever I want without worrying about prepping them the day of. I seriously love freezer meals! 
 

Chicken Bacon roll up with corn flakes on the outside is on a white oval plate in front of a glass pyrex dish with more chicken rolls in the background

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN BACON ROLLS UPS WITH HERBED CREAM CHEESE FILLING?

This recipe for Cream Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Chicken Roll Ups was my first time attempting any type of “stuffed” meat entree or chicken roll up.
 
To be honest, I was a little surprised by how much easier the whole process was than I expected.
 
It always felt intimidating for some reason. Maybe it’s because I didn’t really grow up with any stuffed chicken recipes or any stuffed meats at all. 
 
If we were having chicken for dinner, it was either grilled with bbq sauce, rotisserie, or baked with just garlic salt for seasoning. Simple and easy. No variations. I like more variety in my meal planning though!   

Making these chicken bacon rolls up is so easy though to include in your meal planning, and you won’t regret it! 

  1. Beat together cream cheese, onion, Italian Seasoning, garlic powder, pepper and lemon juice until blended. Then stir in chopped bacon.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of filling to each thin chicken breast and spread around. 
  3. Roll up the chicken breast. 
  4. Coat in flour, then egg, and lastly in crushed corn flakes. 
  5. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 165 F. 

HOW LONG DO I BAKE THE CHICKEN BACON ROLL UPS?

The chicken roll up should be ready after 25-30 minutes in a 350 F oven. However, it is always important to use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 F. 

Don’t want to cook your chicken roll ups in the oven? Check out my HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN ROLL UPS post for instructions on the slow cooker, air fryer and instant pot! 

DO I HAVE TO BUY THIN CHICKEN BREAST FOR THESE CHICKEN BACON ROLL UPS?

No! You don’t have to buy thin chicken breasts. I like picking them up for my chicken roll up recipes because it makes meal prep faster for me. 

Alternatively, you could use traditional chicken breasts and do one of two things:

  • Tenderize the chicken breast until it is thinner and you can roll it up
  • Or cut a pocket in the chicken breast and use the herbed cream cheese and bacon filling to make a stuffed chicken breast instead of a chicken roll up. Cooking time should be the same, but again – always check the internal temp! 

A very up close photo of a chicken roll up recipe stuffed with an herbed cream cheese filling and chopped bacon and topped with a crispy corn flake breading

CAN I FREEZE THESE CHICKEN BACON ROLL UPS? 

Yes! These chicken bacon rolls ups can easily be frozen before cooking to enjoy another night for dinner. I often include these in my monthly freezer meal prep. 

First, prepare the chicken rolls up all the way through the process of breading the chicken with corn flakes. 

Then, store your chicken breasts in a freezer storage bag. I normally store enough chicken breasts for dinner in one bag.

If your dinner count fluctuates, you could individually wrap each chicken roll up in plastic wrap or freezer paper first and then store in a freezer storage bag. This will make it easiest to pull out the chicken rolls up individually as needed. 

Defrost your chicken rolls up and then bake in the oven as instructed in the recipe. 

A bite of chicken with chopped bacon, corn flake coating and herbed cream cheese sits on a silver fork that is resting on top of a white oval plate with beading on the edges. A blurred pyrex pan of full chicken rolls sits in the background.

HELPFUL ITEMS FOR MAKING CHICKEN ROLL UPS:

MEAT THERMOMETER – I love this meat thermometer and always have it on hand when cooking any meat. For this recipe, make sure your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. 

FREEZER BAGS – If you decide to freeze these chicken rolls, you’ll want reliable freezer bags. I also LOVE having this FREEZER WRAP on hand for individually wrapping up meats.  

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TIME TO MAKE DELICIOUS HERBED CREAM CHEESE AND BACON CHICKEN ROLL UPS! 

Cream Cheese and Bacon Chicken Rolls

Cream Cheese and Bacon Chicken Rolls

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Chicken Bacon Roll Ups with delicious cream cheese and herb filling on the inside and crispy corn flake coating on the outside!

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS FOR CHICKEN BACON ROLL UPS:

  • 6 thin boneless, skinless chicken breasts

INGREDIENTS FOR FILLING:

  • 6-8 ounces softened cream cheese, I used Chives and Onion cream cheese for a little extra flavor
  • 1 tablespoon of minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 6 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped

INGREDIENTS FOR CORN FLAKE COATING

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup corn flake, crumbled well

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, onion, Italian Seasoning, garlic powder, pepper and lemon juice until blended. Stir in cooked and chopped bacon.
  3. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture on each piece of chicken and spread it out into a thin layer.
  4. Roll up your chicken. (if you struggle with this step for any reason, see note below)
  5. Coat rolls with flour, then lightly dip in egg mixture, followed me rolling them in corn flake crumbs.
  6. Place chicken rolls in baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is fork tender and has reached internal temperature of 165 F.

Notes

WHAT IF MY CHICKEN ROLL UP FALLS APART?

I have only had a few chicken rolls ups fall apart on me over the years. They mostly stay together well enough to cook and enjoy. However, it can happen and with this chicken roll up including a coating, it is even more important for them to stay together.

You can use toothpicks as a temporary stitch to keep the roll together. Just puncture through the last of the chicken in your roll up and into the rest of the roll up. Remember to remove before sharing!

TIPS FOR COATING YOUR CHICKEN ROLL UP:

When coating your chicken, you do not want to soak your chicken roll up in egg. You just want a quick covering.

You also want to make sure to crumble and crush the corn flakes well. Smaller pieces stick better for a coating!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1122 Total Fat: 89g Saturated Fat: 50g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 30g Cholesterol: 378mg Sodium: 1049mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 10g Protein: 58g

 

Comments

  1. Mary Samson says

    Years ago a wise woman told me that the streets of Heaven were paved with gold, but the avenues were cream cheese. I’d be willing to bet that the sidewalks are bacon…..

  2. Dave Plante says

    Made this recipe last night – wonderful filling. We’ll probably serve this as a dip in the future.
    Funny thing, I make many dishes that are pounded out and stuffed with something (chicken, pork, veal, etc.), and use twine or toothpicks to secure. But last night, I was very gentle, rolled them up, did my rolling and dipping and placed them seam side down in a frying pan. After frying, transferred to a baking dish. They all held together without twine or toothpicks. If I can help it, no more toothpicks for this guy.

    • Maggie says

      I never thought about using the filling as a dip but I bet it would be amazing! I try really hard to not use anything with my roll ups. Sometimes I am immensely successful… sometimes not so much! I think the amount of filling can make a big difference so I try not to overstuff.

  3. Hannah says

    I always flatten my chicken breasts, stuff them, and then roll them up because I think it makes them more tender 🙂 These are awesome!!

  4. Kezz18 says

    This is sensational, thank you for sharing….I do a proscuitto wrapped cream cheese stuffed chicken breast & it’s so easy. Using a small knife you cut a small pocket into the breast on the thick side but don’t go all the way through & stuff the cream cheese mixed with whatever you wish into the pocket. I lay 2 slices of proscuitto overlapping on a board, place the breast on top & then wrap the proscuitto firmly around it to cover the chicken & hold it all together….brown in a oven proof frypan in a small amount of oil & then into a 180°C oven for 20 mins….

  5. Emily says

    Great idea to use the Chive & Onion cream cheese. I think I may try these, sans bacon, one day! Thanks so much for linking up with this week’s Whip it Up Wednesday linky party!

  6. Kristen says

    Anything with cream cheese has my vote! 🙂 I don’t generally stuff chicken breasts either, but every once in a while, it’s fun to try something new!

    • lovenerdmaggie says

      I found that doing the rolls was much easier than attempting to stuff them. It might be an illusion though. 😉 Thank you so much for stopping by, Kristen!

  7. The Shady Porch says

    Looks good and the recipe looks easy enough for a weeknight dinner! I love sharing recipes at
    the Shady Porch and would like to invite to share yours at the Rock
    ‘N Share
    party too! Blessings, D

    • lovenerdmaggie says

      I made it on a weeknight, which is always a good test for a recipe! Thanks for the party invite. I added this recipe to the party and have connected with you on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. I would love it if you would do the same!

    • thelovenerds says

      I am glad you are in the same camp as me, Emily! I can’t imagine many things better than cream cheese and bacon together.

  8. homemaidsimple says

    These look absolutely yummy! Anytime I “stuff” chicken, it’s really just rolled. My favorite is my chicken cordon bleu recipe.
    I would love if you shared this on my Foodie Friday party

    • thelovenerds says

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I just linked up to Foodie Friday and have connected with you on Bloglovin’, Facebook, and Twitter. I would love if you would do the same.

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