This Bacon Wrapped Chicken recipe is so quick and easy to make, leaving you with juicy, flavor-packed chicken breasts. Brown sugar, paprika, and Italian seasoning creates a sweet and savory flavor, and the bacon gets perfectly crispy in the oven.
Why We Love This Bacon Wrapped Chicken Recipe
Juicy chicken breasts are wrapped in salty, savory bacon and baked to perfection…what more could you want from a weeknight entree? This easy chicken recipe takes just 40 minutes to make, and it’s sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
I absolutely love how crispy the strips of bacon get in the oven, and the bit of brown sugar in the seasoning adds a little kick of sweetness that’s just irresistible!
Variations on Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast
Before wrapping it in bacon, you can season the chicken however you like. I love Italian seasoning, but blackened seasoning, chicken seasoning, Creole seasoning, or herbs de Provence all add great flavor too.
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How to Store and Reheat
Store leftover bacon wrapped chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes, or until warmed through.
How to Freeze
Freeze bacon wrapped chicken breasts in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
Serve this savory chicken wrapped in bacon with au gratin potatoes, loaded scalloped potatoes, or garlic mashed cauliflower. Add a side of sauteed carrots, roasted vegetables, or green beans with bacon.
More Chicken with Bacon Recipes To Try
- Baked Ranch Chicken with Bacon
- Mustard Chicken with Bacon
- Creamy Garlic Chicken with Bacon
- Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad
- Cheesy Bacon Crusted Chicken
- Chicken Couscous with Bacon
- Cheddar Bacon Ranch Chicken
- BLT Chicken and Rice Skillet
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Chicken Step by Step
Make the Spice Mix: Preheat your oven to 375°F, then cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top. Set aside. In a small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, ½ teaspoon of kosher salt, and ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper.
Season the Chicken: Pat 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts dry, then sprinkle both sides with half of the seasoning mix (save the other half for later).
Wrap the Chicken: Wrap each chicken breast in 2-3 pieces of bacon, until the surface is mostly covered. Sprinkle with the remaining seasoning mix.
Cook the Chicken: Bake the bacon wrapped chicken breasts for 25-30 minutes, or until they’re cooked through. If the bacon isn’t crispy yet, broil until crisp. Garnish with parsley and serve.
There is an ingredient in bacon called nitrites that helps to preserve it. This can turn chicken pink. If you’re not sure if your chicken is properly cooked, use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature. It should be 165°F at the thickest point.
Cook this chicken uncovered so the bacon can crisp up in the oven!