This easy Sweet & Spicy Bacon Chicken recipe will have your family begging for more — slightly spicy, sweet chicken wrapped in bacon and baked or grilled up in about 30 minutes.
I have been dealing with a mess in my office for about 6 weeks now. I purchased a new desk, and that led to new carpet, new paint … and well, it’s been quite a while since I have typed you a recipe from a clean office, but that happens today with this super easy recipe for Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken!
What better recipe to bring you than something that isn’t only EASY – but coated in bacon and brown sugar?! Even better? You can prepare them in your oven or on your grill!
Have you ever had those little smokies that are wrapped in bacon and then baked in brown sugar? These are kind of like that. But with a little bit of heat. We typically eat them as a meal, but they also make a great appetizer. Consider cutting them in half again, to make them a bit smaller.
I originally got this recipe out of the “What’s Cookin’ – Harlan Newspaper” cookbook. Honestly, the only thing I would change is I would make more. There are 6 of us, which allowed each of us 2 pieces of chicken, there were a lot of sad faces when there weren’t anymore.
WHY WE LOVE THIS BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN RECIPE
Wrapping foods of all kinds in bacon is never going to go out of style. It adds a whole new level of flavor to foods. Whether you are wrapping fruits, veggies, seafood or meats, it will give a whole new meaning of love for the item.
In meats, it adds not only flavor, but fat, and moisture to the meat. But if you’re like me, and you typically reach for the thick-sliced bacon, save that for Sunday breakfast. Using regular cut bacon to wrap foods is always a better idea. That gives the bacon a chance to crisp up, and the meat inside will not be overdone in the process.
INGREDIENTS FOR BACON-WRAPPED CHICKEN WITH BROWN SUGAR
- Chicken Breasts
- Garlic Powder
- Chili Powder
- Brown Sugar
- Olive Oil
HOW TO PREPARE BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN IN THE OVEN
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Cut each chicken breast into thirds, leaving you with 12 pieces.
Lay chicken pieces in a 9×13 baking dish, and coat with 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil. (can use non-stick cooking spray also) Sprinkle chicken with spices, flip over and sprinkle the other side.
Wrap each piece of chicken with a slice of bacon. Roll in brown sugar.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and bacon is nice and crispy.
Tip: Don’t second guess if your chicken is done or not. This Thermapen ONE is the best meat thermometer I have ever owned!
Drizzle with glaze it made and serve.
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OTHER BACON WRAPPED RECIPES TO ENJOY
- Aloha Bacon Wrapped Sausage Bites
- Bacon & Cheese Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus (pictured above)
- Kraut Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Brats
- Bacon Wrapped Hot Brussels Sprouts
- Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
- Bacon Wrapped Bleu Cheese Meatballs
- Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin with Sauerkraut Stuffing
Bacon-wrapped dishes that offer endless variations. Look at all the possibilities! That common saying “everything goes better with bacon” certainly makes sense. Let’s face it. Even something kind of tasty becomes spectacularly delicious with a bit of bacon around it. That is just the magic of bacon.
Let’s get to that easy chicken recipe, shall we?
- 4 chicken breasts, cut in thirds (12 pieces)
- 12 slices of bacon
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut each chicken breast into thirds, leaving you with 12 pieces.
- Lay chicken pieces in a 9x13 baking dish, coat with 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil. (can use non-stick cooking spray also) Sprinkle chicken with spices, flip over and sprinkle the other side.
- Wrap each piece of chicken with a slice of bacon. Roll in brown sugar.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and bacon is nice and crispy.
- Drizzle with glaze it made and serve.
Grilling Method: To grill, sprinkle chicken with spices, wrap with bacon, roll in brown sugar, and place on grill, turning until cooked through.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 1184mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 33g
Nutrition isn't guaranteed accurate.
This recipe was originally posted on July 15, 2016. It has been updated to improve user experience and re-shared on May 31, 2022.
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