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Smoky Sweet Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts
Smoky Sweet Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
This recipe for Smoky Sweet Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast will soon become a family favorite. One bite, and you'll understand why.
Course: chicken, Main Course
Keyword: bacon wrapped chicken breasts,, brined chicken breast, easy family dinner, maple bacon chicken breast, sweet and smoky chicken breasts
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 340 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 6 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ pound thickly sliced bacon
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, dissolve 3 tablespoons kosher salt, and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar in the warm water.

    Add the chicken breasts to the bowl and allow the breasts to brine for 30 minutes.

  3. Remove the chicken from the water and pat the breasts dry with paper towel. Discard the water.
  4. If the chicken breasts are really large, cut in half.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  6. Rub the seasoning mix all over the brined chicken.

  7. Wrap each seasoned chicken breast with 1-2 slices of bacon.
  8. Place the bacon wrapped chicken on a baking sheet and roast in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  9. Remove the chicken from the oven and brush each bacon wrapped chicken breast with maple syrup.
  10. Return the chicken to the oven and continue cooking an additional 15 minutes, or until the center of the chicken breasts are no longer pink, and a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

large bowl, small bowl, measuring cups, measuring spoons, pastry brush (for maple syrup), paper towels, baking sheet, chef's knife, aluminum foil (for easier cleanup, optional), non-stick cooking spray (optional)

Nutrition Facts
Smoky Sweet Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast
Amount Per Serving (1 breast)
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 4267mg186%
Potassium 531mg15%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 212IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.