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Smoky Sweet Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts
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Smoky Sweet Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast

This recipe for Smoky Sweet Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast will soon become a family favorite. One bite, and you'll understand why.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 340kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • 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.
  • Remove the chicken from the water and pat the breasts dry with paper towel. Discard the water.
  • If the chicken breasts are really large, cut in half.
  • In a small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  • Rub the seasoning mix all over the brined chicken.
  • Wrap each seasoned chicken breast with 1-2 slices of bacon.
  • Place the bacon wrapped chicken on a baking sheet and roast in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and brush each bacon wrapped chicken breast with maple syrup.
  • 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.

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

Serving: 1breast | Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 4267mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g