These bacon-wrapped chicken breasts are seasoned with a sweet and smoky spice blend, then baked to caramelized perfection. You’ll have dinner on the table in just 30 minutes!

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts in a serving pan.

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How To Make Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts

Even though they look and taste gourmet, bacon wrapped chicken breasts are so easy to make. Season the chicken, wrap the bacon around, and get baking!

  • Preheat the oven: Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Make the spice rub: In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, paprika, garlic and onion powders, ground black pepper, and salt.
  • Season the chicken breasts: Sprinkle about two-thirds of the seasoning over the chicken breasts, rubbing it in to evenly coat.
  • Wrap the bacon: Wrap each chicken breast with 2-3 strips of bacon, making sure the seams are aligned on the same side. Place the breasts seam-side down in a baking dish and sprinkle the remaining seasoning over the bacon, gently rubbing it in.
  • Bake the chicken: Bake the bacon-wrapped chicken breasts until the internal temperature reaches 165°F, or about 20-30 minutes. Enjoy!

Hot tip: For extra-crispy bacon, broil the chicken breasts for a few minutes after they’re baked. Keep an eye out, as the brown sugar in the seasoning will burn if left under the broiler for too long.

Tips From the Kitchen

How do you achieve the perfect balance between juicy chicken breasts and crispy bacon? Follow these five tips, and you’ll be golden!

  • Use thin-cut bacon. Standard thin-cut bacon is ideal for this recipe because it crisps up perfectly in the time the chicken breasts take to cook. We love thick-cut bacon, but save it for another recipe!
  • Bake the chicken on a wire rack. To allow the hot air in the oven to circulate and crisp up the undersides of the chicken, place the breasts on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet or pan.
  • Check the internal temperature. The best way to guarantee juicy and fully cooked chicken is to use a instant read thermometer like this one. Larger chicken breasts may take longer to cook, so the safest bet is checking the temperature. Insert the probe into the thickest part of the breast to ensure it reaches 165°F.
  • Take note of the color. Don’t be alarmed if the outside of the chicken has a pink tint — the discoloration is caused by the nitrates in the bacon.

Make Ahead

Save precious time by prepping these bacon-wrapped chicken breasts in advance. Season and assemble them up to the point of baking, then place them into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. The next day, simply preheat the oven and bake!

Ways To Serve

Bacon-wrapped chicken breasts are an easy chicken dinner to enjoy with guests or family. Serve the chicken fresh out of the oven with a garnish of fresh parsley, rosemary, or thyme. Then, bring out the sides! Satisfy your carb cravings with creamy mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, or alfredo pasta. Are you looking for something a bit lighter? Savor a side of buttery garlic green beans, oven-roasted broccoli, or cucumber tomato salad. Serve any leftovers atop a salad, like a classic caesar or tomato mozzarella salad.

Sliced up Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts.

Storage & Reheating

We hope you have leftovers… because these bacon-wrapped chicken breasts taste just as good the next day! Listen up to these storage and reheating tips to extend the feast.

  • Storage: Keep leftover cooked chicken fresh for up to two days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. We don’t recommend freezing, as the texture of the meat may change.
  • Reheating: For the crispiest results, reheat bacon-wrapped chicken breasts in the air fryer or oven at 350°F until heated through. For a quicker (but less crispy) option, use the microwave.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.