This Baked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast dinner could not be any easier to put together. Smoky bacon wrapped around a chicken breast, slathered with you favorite BBQ sauce and baked to tender perfection. www.keviniscooking.com
Print Recipe
3.62 from 36 votes

Baked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast

This Baked Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast. Smoky bacon wrapped around a chicken breast, slathered with your favorite BBQ sauce and baked to tender perfection.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: bacon wrapped chicken recipe, baked chicken recipe, BBQ chicken, chicken and bacon
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 571kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Remove any chicken skin from each breast and discard. 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 13x9” baking dish. Brush each chicken breast with BBQ sauce.
  • Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes depending on size of chicken. Baste once if desired while it bakes. Chicken should be done when thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast meat reads 165°F.

Notes

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 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. 
 

Nutrition

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