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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast

Bacon wrapped chicken is seasoned chicken breasts wrapped in bacon and then baked at high heat for crispy bacon on the outside and tender chicken breast on the inside.

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 30 minutesTotal: 45 minutes
Fat 21 Carbs 3 Protein 35
Yield 4 1x

Ingredients

  • 4 6-oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 812 pieces bacon (medium cut)*

Instructions

  1. First, preheat the oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with tin foil. Place a wire rack on top and set it aside.
  2. Combine all of the spices into a small bowl and mix.
  3. Then, season each chicken breast with 1 teaspoon of chicken seasoning, making sure to get both sides. Save the remaining spices for later.
  4. Next, wrap each chicken breast with 2 to 3 pieces of bacon depending on how big they are. Start at one end and move to the other. Transfer each bacon wrapped chicken breast to the wire rack.
  5. Sprinkle the tops of the chicken breasts with the remaining seasoning.
  6. Bake chicken breasts at 400ºF for 25 minutes. Then, turn the heat up to 450ºF and bake for 5-10 more until the bacon is crispy. The internal temperature of the chicken should be at least 165ºF and the bacon should be fully cooked.

Tips & Notes

  • Bacon: make sure NOT to use thick-cut bacon or it will not crisp up like it you want it to.
  • Sweet and Savory: for a sweet and savory flavor, sprinkle a little brown sugar on top of each chicken breast before baking.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Calories: 322 Sugar: 2 Fat: 21 Carbohydrates: 3 Fiber: 0 Protein: 35
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: Main MealMethod: OvenCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

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