• Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 5 servings

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Chicken over Creamy Spinach Pasta

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Category: Chicken, Pasta, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 8-ounce package Jones Dairy Farm Cherrywood Smoked Bacon
  • 14 ounces boneless chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning blend
  • 12 ounces farfalle
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic puree
  • 1 5-ounce package baby spinach
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ΒΌ cup grated Parmesan


1. Soak 5 bamboo skewers in water for at least 20 minutes.

2. Cut chicken into 20 1-inch cubes.

3. Cut bacon strips in half.

4. Wrap chicken cubes with bacon and place 4 on each of the skewers, piercing through the bacon flap from wrapping to keep it secured.

5. Sprinkle Cajun seasoning over all sides of the skewers.

6. Preheat grill to around 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

7. Cook the skewers over indirect heat on the grill, rotating every 5 minutes or so until the chicken is cooked through (about 25-30 minutes). If you have a 3-burner gas grill, turn the 2 outside burners on and place the skewers in the middle to achieve indirect heat cooking (or use the upper rack, if you must--you really want to avoid putting them over direct heat for the bulk of the cooking time to prevent bacon grease flare-ups).

8. When a meat thermometer inserted in the middle of a chicken chunk reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit, they're done; I actually took them off indirect heat at 160 degrees Fahrenheit and put them over the burners that were on for the last few minutes of cooking time to crisp up the bacon, turning often.

9. While the chicken skewers are grilling, cook the pasta according to manufacturer's directions to al dente and drain.

10. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic puree and spinach and toss frequently until the spinach starts to wilt.

11. Add the chicken broth and cream cheese, cooking until you get a creamy sauce. Remove from heat.

12. Add the drained pasta and grated Parmesan and toss.

13. Dish out the pasta on 5 plates and place 1 skewer of chicken over the top of each plate.

14. Enjoy!

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