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Chicken breast wrapped in bacon topped with a tomato salsa served over yellow mexican rice

Zarape Chicken, Spicy Mexican Chicken

A one-pan spicy Mexican Chicken Breast Recipe. Chicken breast wrapped in bacon is seared stovetop then transferred to the oven to finish. Topped with Creamy Chipotle Sauce and fresh tomato salsa.
Cuisine American/Mexican
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 699kcal


  • For The Creamy Chipotle Sauce
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt whole milk
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce and 1/2 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the salsa topping
  • 5 orange tomatoes cherry tomato size
  • 5 red tomatoes cherry tomato size
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper diced, seeds and veins removed to lessen heat
  • 2 tablespoons sweet onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the chicken
  • 4 slices bacon thick sliced
  • 2 medium chicken breasts boneless, skinless


  • For the Creamy Chipotle Sauce
  • Place the yogurt, mayo, chipotle pepper, garlic, lime juice, olive oil, honey, and salt and freshly ground black pepper in to a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • For the Salsa Topping
  • Chop tomatoes, onion, jalapeno pepper and add to a small bowl. Stir in the red wine vinegar and salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • For the Chicken:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap two sliced of bacon around two boneless skinless chicken breasts in a crisscross fashion.
  • Heat your cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Once the skillet is hot, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Once the oil is shimmering add the bacon wrapped chicken breast. Add the chicken breast with the criss-crossed bacon facing up. Once the breasts have browned, turn them over using tongs and sear on the other side.
  • Move the skillet to the oven and cook about 25 minutes or until instant read thermometer reads an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • To serve, place the cooked chicken breast on a plate. Scoop a generous amount of the creamy chipotle sauce over the chicken. Top with a big spoonful of the Tomato Salsa. Yellow Rice for a side dish is nice here.


Calories: 699kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 751mg | Potassium: 994mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg