Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Wrapped in bacon with a brown sugar rub, these Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts are a sweet and savory dish perfect for any night of the week.
Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.


  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp. chipotle powder
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 812 thin sliced bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  2. If the thickness of the chicken breasts is very uneven, pound them a bit to even things out (see this post for how to do that), keeping the chicken 3/4- to 1-inch thick.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
  4. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, salt, paprika, garlic powder, pepper, and chipotle powder.
  5. Season the chicken with the sugar mixture on both sides.
  6. Tightly wrap each chicken breast with 2 – 3 slices of bacon overlapping where necessary.
  7. Place the chicken breasts on the prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until an instant read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chicken breast registers 165˚F and the bacon is crispy.
  9. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.