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Maple-Glazed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts

Maple-Glazed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts – Sweet, savory, juicy, and awesomely delicious bacon wrapped chicken dinner prepared with just 5 main ingredients! 

Cut bacon wrapped chicken slice.

BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN 

Tender chicken breasts get a special treatment when wrapped with tasty bacon, then glazed with one amazing maple syrup and dijon mustard sauce. You are going to love the sweet, spicy, and smoky flavor in this chicken recipe! 

Thanks to the bacon, the chicken stays moist and it also absorbs all the delicious flavors from the bacon and maple glaze. 

Bacon-wrapped chicken is also a low carb, Keto-friendly meal – pick up a bottle of this Low Carb Maple Syrup – and it’s a family favorite, along with our other Bacon Wrapped Chicken Skewers. By the way, we’ve been grilling those all summer long! 

Raw chicken breasts wrapped in bacon.

HOW TO MAKE BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN

  1. First, rub chicken breasts with salt, pepper, sweet paprika, and garlic powder. 
  2. Then, wrap each chicken breast with about 3 to 4 slices of bacon per chicken – amount of bacon needed will depend on the size of your chicken breasts. See that you start and finish with the seam-side down to secure the bacon. I suggest not to use thick-cut bacon; it’s harder to wrap around the chicken and it will take longer to cook. Also, I use low sodium bacon and add just a pinch of salt on top of the bacon before baking.
  3. Take the wrapped chicken breasts and arrange in a baking dish in one single layer. Set aside.
  4. In a small mixing bowl combine maple syrup and dijon mustard; mix to combine and brush it over each chicken breast.
  5. Crack fresh ground pepper over the chicken.
  6. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes at 425˚F, or until done, and brush/baste with the juices couple of times during baking. Chicken is done when internal temperature reaches 165˚F. I suggest to start checking for doneness at around the 20-minute mark. Use an Instant Read Thermometer to check.
  7. Optionally, if the bacon is not fully caramelized after cooking, place the baking dish under the broiler for 2 minutes to finish it off.

Adding maple glaze to chicken breasts.

HOW TO MAKE AHEAD

  • You can make this recipe 1 day ahead of time. Prepare the chicken with the bacon and store in an airtight container; keep refrigerated until ready to use. When ready, take chicken out of the fridge 15 minutes before cooking; whip up the maple glaze, brush the chicken breasts with the prepared glaze, and bake. 

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS

  • Store completely cooled bacon wrapped chicken in an airtight container, and keep refrigerated for up to 3 days. 
  • To reheat, arrange chicken breasts in a baking dish; add a bit of water or chicken broth to the dish, loosely cover with aluminum foil, and pop them in a 375˚F preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until heated through. 

Cut chicken slices.

WHAT IS A GOOD SIDE DISH FOR BACON WRAPPED CHICKEN

I love to serve this chicken recipe with Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots, a Shopska Salad, and some pasta or rice for the carb lovers.

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Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts

Maple-Glazed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts

Katerina | Diethood
Sweet, savory, juicy, and awesomely delicious bacon wrapped chicken dinner prepared with just 5 main ingredients! 
5 from 17 votes
Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

FOR THE CHICKEN
  • 4 (4 ounces each) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 8 to 12 slices bacon (NOTE: I use low-sodium bacon and just sprinkle a bit of salt on top of the bacon after I've wrapped the chicken breasts.)
FOR THE MAPLE SYRUP GLAZE
  • 1/4 cup sugar free low carb maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • fresh cracked pepper, for topping, optional
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  • Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with butter and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Rub each chicken breast with prepared seasoning mix.
  • Wrap each chicken breast with bacon slices and transfer to prepared baking dish, seam-side down.
  • In a small mixing bowl whisk together maple syrup and dijon mustard; whisk until well combined.
  • Brush each chicken breast with maple syrup glaze.
  • Crack fresh ground pepper over each chicken breast.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes at 425˚F, or until done, and brush/baste with the juices couple of times during baking. Chicken is done when internal temperature reaches 165˚F. I suggest to start checking for doneness at around the 20-minute mark.
  • If the bacon is not fully caramelized after cooking, place the baking dish under the broiler for 2 minutes to finish it off.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Spoon juices over chicken and garnish with chopped parsley.
  • Serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 2
7 g NET CARBS
HOW TO MAKE AHEAD
  • You can make this recipe 1 day ahead of time. Prepare the chicken with the bacon and store in an airtight container; keep refrigerated until ready to use. When ready, take chicken out of the fridge 15 minutes before cooking; whip up the maple glaze, brush the chicken breasts with the prepared glaze, and bake. 

Nutrition

Calories: 341 kcal | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Protein: 30 g | Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Cholesterol: 102 mg | Sodium: 464 mg | Potassium: 507 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 175 IU | Vitamin C: 1.3 mg | Calcium: 6 mg | Iron: 0.6 mg | Net Carbs: 7 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, American/Southern, Mediterranean
Keyword: 30 minute meals, bacon wrapped chicken, baked chicken, chicken dinner ideas, easy chicken breast recipes, keto chicken recipes, low carb chicken, low carb dinner
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34 comments on “Maple-Glazed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts”

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    Cecilia Johnson

    This recipe is absolutely delicious. (I add shredded cheese the last 5 minutes because I had the dish that way in a restaurant)

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    Misti Saulters

    I followed the recipe and unfortunately the bacon didn’t cook:( needless to say no yummy chicken tonight:( I dont understand what I did wrong.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi!
      I’m sorry you didn’t get to enjoy the chicken. It’s a great meal, but sometimes some recipes just don’t work for everyone. I am not sure what could have happened, though, but maybe the bacon was thick-cut? If it was, then yes, it would need to cook for much longer. Another thing could be that the oven wasn’t preheated.

  3. My goodness! This is so good. Honestly I’m only 12 and I decided to make dinner tonight. So easy and simple and most of all… DELICIOUS 😋

  4. This was SO good! I didn’t have Dijon so I used horseradish mustard. Did I mention this was SO good?

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi!
      Yes, absolutely. It will probably make it even better, to be honest. 😆 Hope you’ll like it! 😊

  5. We loved this recipe. My husband says it is his new favourite!
    It was so easy to prepare. My 9 year old granddaughter helped do the bacon wrapping ahead of time for my dinner party.
    Everyone raved!

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