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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

This bacon-wrapped chicken is juicy, tender, and flavorsome thanks to the seasoning of herbs, spices, sugar, and maple syrup. Needing just fifteen minutes of prep, this is an easy meal that tastes and smells incredible.

We like to serve our bacon-wrapped chicken breasts with scalloped potatoes and roasted cauliflower, but a simple side like rice or salad would be great for a busy weeknight.

Seasoned with herbs, spices, and maple syrup then caramelized with a brown sugar glaze, bacon-wrapped chicken is crispy on the outside and juicy in the center.

Oven baking is just one way to cook chicken wrapped in bacon. In the summertime, you might want to use the BBQ grill instead of the oven and broiler. Just make sure your grill isn’t too hot and use a meat thermometer to ensure it’s cooked through.

 

INGREDIENTS

4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 lb of bacon
4 tbsp light brown sugar
parsley for garnish

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees 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.
TIP: 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.
Serve immediately.

NUTRITION
Calories: 833kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 1311mg | Potassium: 1136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg

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