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Bacon Wrapped Chicken

This Bacon Wrapped Chicken is simple and savory. And you can prepare and serve this delicious caramelized dish in just 30 minutes.
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 29 minutes
Total Time 39 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 303kcal
Author Dina



  • In a small bowl, combine 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp smoked paprika, and 2 Tbsp brown sugar.
  • Now place 4 chicken breasts into a deep baking dish and rub them with half of the spice rub.
  • Then wrap each seasoned chicken breast with 2 slices of thin-cut bacon. So you’ll need a total of 8 bacon slices.
  • Gently rub the rest of the spices on top of the bacon-wrapped chicken. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes or until the thickest part of the breast reads at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. I recommend using an instant-read thermometer for this step. Tip: if you want the bacon to crisp or a little more, you can broil it at the end for an additional 1-2 minutes.


  • Don't pound the chicken flat- This recipe was created for thick, normal-sized chicken breasts. If you pound the chicken flat, they will cook much too quickly.
  • Don't use thicker cut bacon- Because they need so much time to crisp, the chicken will dry out before they're done. Thinner cut bacon crisps quickly and cooks fully.
  • Preheat the oven- Cooking at too low of a temperature will make the bacon soggy and mealy. Preheat your oven so the Bacon Wrapped Chicken goes in when it's hot.
  • Check the chicken temp with a thermometer- Color isn't the best indicator of doneness for this dish, so check that the temp is 165 degrees or more with an instant-read thermometer.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 849mg | Potassium: 866mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg