This bacon-wrapped chicken is crispy on the outside with juicy and tender chicken breasts in the center and will surely become a family favorite.
Prep Time15 minutesmins
Cook Time35 minutesmins
Total Time50 minutesmins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Bacon Wrapped Chicken Recipe
4chicken breasts,boneless and skinless
¼cuppure maple syrup
4tablespoonslight brown sugar
parsley for garnish
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together onion powder, garlic salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, and maple syrup.
Place the chicken breasts into the mixing bowl and toss to coat completely with the syrup blend.
Wrap each chicken breast with 2 to 3 strips of bacon (this will depend on the size of the chicken breasts) so that they are wrapped from end to end.
Place wrapped chicken breasts onto a small baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked entirely through.
Remove the pan from the oven and reset the oven to the broil setting.
Use a pastry brush to baste the bacon and chicken with the drippings in the pan.
Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of brown sugar over the top of each chicken breast. The sugar will dissolve into the pan drippings you have just put over the top.
Place the pan under the broiler and watch carefully as the glaze caramelizes and the bacon becomes crisp and browned. Remove from the oven as soon as the bacon is cooked to the desired level of crispness. Be careful as the sugar can burn quickly.
To easily wrap your chicken, lay the bacon strips on a cutting board side by side and place the chicken on top. Wrap each piece of bacon around the chicken.
How long to bake bacon-wrapped chicken depends on the size of the chicken breasts. Large chicken breasts will need 30 minutes, but small chicken breasts will cook faster.
Don’t take your eyes off the chicken breasts under the broiler as the sugar can burn quickly.