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Bacon wrapped chicken served on a plate with a salad and a fork

Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Brown Sugar Crust

This bacon wrapped chicken is utterly divine! With a crunchy, delicious brown sugar crust, the chicken is flavorful and tender, wrapped in crispy, smoky bacon. A crowd pleaser hands down!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon wrapped chicken recipe, baked chicken recipe, chicken breast main course recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 366kcal


  • 9x13 baking dish


  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 slices bacon thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup brown sugar or coconut sugar, see Notes


  • Preheat oven to 425° Fahrenheit.
  • Combine garlic powder, paprika and salt in small bowl. Sprinkle mixture on both sides of each chicken breast.
  • Wrap each chicken breast in two slices of bacon. Start one slice of bacon underneath one end of chicken breast and wrap toward other end. Continue with second slice where first slice ends.
  • Place wrapped chicken breasts in baking dish with ends of bacon strips underneath chicken to hold in place. Bake 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, evenly sprinkle brown sugar over chicken breasts and return to oven. Cook another 5 minutes or until 157-159°F internally.
  • Baste chicken breasts with drippings. Place chicken under broiler and broil 2 to 3 minutes, being careful not to overcook.
  • Remove from oven and serve.



  • Make it Whole30: Omit the sugar completely and use Whole30-compliant bacon.
  • Make it Paleo: Use coconut sugar instead of brown sugar.
  • Make it Keto: Use Brown Swerve or omit the sugar completely.
Recipe yields 4 bacon wrapped chicken breasts. Nutritional values shown reflect information for one serving including brown sugar. Macros may vary slightly based on specific brands and types of ingredients used.


Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 13g