Monday, August 15, 2022

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast


















Seasoned chicken breasts wrapped in bacon and then baked at high heat for crispy bacon on the outside and tender moist chicken breast on the inside.  Chicken so incredible it melts in your mouth.  Easy to make and yet very impressive for your dinner guests.


Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast


2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

6 pieces bacon


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking dish with foil. Place one large chicken breast flat on your work surface with the rounded side closest to you. 










Using twine, tie the two breasts together to make sure they don't come apart.


























Combine all of the spices into a small bowl and mix. Then, season the chicken breast with 1 teaspoon of chicken seasoning, making sure to get both sides. Save the remaining spices for later.






















Next, wrap the chicken breast with 2 to 3 pieces of bacon depending on how big they are. Keep the ends of the bacon under the chicken breast roll. Start at one end and move to the other. 






















Transfer each bacon wrapped chicken breast to the foil lined baking dish.  You can also use a rack if you wish. Sprinkle the tops of the bacon covered chicken breasts with the remaining seasoning.
























Roast chicken breast at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Then, turn the heat up to 450ºF and bake for 5-10 more until the bacon is crispy. 




















Transfer Chicken to a cutting board and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes.




















The internal temperature of the chicken should be at least 165º degrees and the bacon should be fully cooked.



















Cut through twine and remove. Slice chicken breast with a carving knife. 






















Don't forget the gravy!












A delicious roast chicken dinner!



















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.




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