This bacon-wrapped chicken is hen breasts pro with brown sugar and spices, then wrapped in bacon and baked until caramelized. A smooth chook dinner with the most effective 10 mins of prep time.
4 large chicken breasts bone-in
1/4 tsp ground chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic or onion powder
4 slices of bacon
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Remove any chicken skin from each breast and discard it. Sprinkle the chili and garlic (or onion) powder evenly over all four chicken breasts. Wrap a slice of bacon over the top of each breast, tucking the ends underneath. (See Note 1)
Place the chicken in a greased 13×9” baking dish. Brush each chicken breast with BBQ sauce.
Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes depending on the size of the chicken. Baste once if desired while it bakes. Chicken should be done when a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast meat reads 165°F.
1. The chicken breasts I used were large and I cut each slice in half and wrapped the two pieces over the top of each breast, tucking the ends under. Feel free to wrap completely around the chicken breast, though I find it does not cook completely. If you want to wrap each piece of chicken, partially cook the bacon and then wrap it completely. That way the bacon is crisp and cooked all over. If wrapped underneath, it tends to steam and not cook completely.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.9g | Protein: 51.1g | Fat: 32.7g | Saturated Fat: 9.9g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 163.9mg | Sodium: 701.6mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 12.2g