RWOP Finalist: Joy Bundles and Rice Recipe -
RWOP Finalist: Joy Bundles and Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 52 mins

RWOP Finalist: Joy Bundles and Rice

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"From Real Women of Philadelphia 2010 Host Sheila Cutchlow: In this delicious recipe, boneless chicken breasts are filled with PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese and herbs, then wrapped with bacon. After baking, the chicken is paired with rice pilaf and a butter-lemon sauce."

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  • PREP

    20 mins

    52 mins


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Season the 8 chicken breast pieces with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange in a row to add filling and have space to roll.
  3. Cream together PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, spring onions and tarragon. Spread equal amounts of cream cheese filling on the chicken breasts.
  4. Starting at the smaller end, roll each chicken breast gently towards the wider end until closed. Wrap each with a slice of bacon.
  5. Place in ungreased baking dish. Melt 1 Tbsp. butter and brush onto chicken bundles. Cover with foil.
  6. Bake 20 to 25 min. on middle oven rack. After 20 to 25 min.; uncover and brown under the broiler 5 to 7 min. It will get a light brown kiss from the additional heat.
  7. While chicken is baking, prepare rice by bringing chicken broth, rice and garlic to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 min. or until liquid is absorbed.
  8. Remove rice from heat and add remaining butter, lemon juice, zest and dill. Place rice on a serving platter. Place bundles on the rice. Generously ladle the pan juices down the center of the bundles. Sprinkle with parsley.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 10, 2011

This dish was fun to create. I didn't have all the right spices, so I subsituted here and there. It took a little longer to bake than the recipe claimed, and I kinda messed up a little burning the top in the broiling process, but it still tasted AMAZING!!! I can't wait to make this dish again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 03, 2011

This has potential, but as is was almost inedible. The bacon didn't cook on the underside and the cream cheese separated. If i make it again, which i prolly won't, I would sear the bundles before baking getting the bacon crisp and sealing in the cream cheese.


11 Ratings

Jan 17, 2012

paired the bundles with "superior rice" instead of pilaf, and was still awesome! even my 2 yr was asking for seconds.

Dec 17, 2011

I made this with noodles instead of rice (because husband doesnt care for rice), it was awesome! Everyone loved this! Delicious!

Dec 01, 2011

This was unbelievable!!! Ive made it numerous times now and has turned out amazing. Fun way to eat the leftovers (if any) is to put a leftover chicken bundle into a ramekin with an egg or two, and bake until finished. So good...this recipe has become one of my favourites! Thanks for sharing!

Jul 22, 2011

This was just delicious! The lemon and dill in the rice pilaf was the perfect complement to the cream cheese mixture and chicken. I will definitely do this one again!

Jul 05, 2011

This meal was a HUGE hit at my house!!! Easy to prepare, and absolutely delicious!! I also used regular white rice and substituted chicken broth for water! The only thing I will change for next time, is a little less lemon next time. The lemon is a great touch, but I thought a little overpowering. Still, a great dish!!


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  • Calories
  • 842 kcal
  • 42%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 95 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol
  • 178 mg
  • 59%
  • Fat
  • 35.6 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 39.3 g
  • 79%
  • Sodium
  • 2710 mg
  • 108%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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