Easy Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Is there anything better than bacon? It’s crispy, mouthwatering, smoky deliciousness. But I left it off my plate for years because it was full of harmful chemicals and pork farming practices left a lot to be desired. That’s why I am now so excited that free range and organic nitrate-free bacon is now widely available. Woohoo!

This recipe takes the most boring cut of meat of all time – chicken breasts – and makes them delicious. The mix of spices and juice-trapping-bacon make this the best breast you’ll ever have on your plate!

Yields1 Serving
 4 chicken breasts
 18 rashers of nitrate-free free range or organic bacon (thin cut or American-style)
 2 tbsp of organic brown sugar or coconut sugar
 1 tbsp of paprika
 ¼ tsp dried rosemary or thyme
 ¼ tsp onion powder
 ½ tsp garlic powder
 ½ black pepper
 ½ tsp salt
 (A shortcut is to use a tablespoon of your favourite chicken seasoning instead of the last five ingredients)
1

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C.

2

Mix the brown sugar and spices together in a small bowl.

3

Rub two thirds of the spice mixture all over the chicken breasts.

4

Take two rashers of bacon and wrap them around the chicken breasts (so all the breast is covered – if you need more bacon, then add another rasher).

5

Put the chicken breasts, seam side down, in a baking dish or ovenproof frypan.

6

Sprinkle the rest of your spice mix over the top of the chicken.

7

Bake for around 30 minutes or until bacon and chicken are cooked through, basting the breasts with the pan drippings every now and them.

8

Then, to ensure your bacon is crispy, grill for 1-2 minutes.

9

Serve with a few spoons of the basting juices over the top. Add some roasted veg, a salad, or Perfectly Simple Asparagus on the side.

10

Recipe Contributor: Molly Kasinger

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Ingredients

 4 chicken breasts
 18 rashers of nitrate-free free range or organic bacon (thin cut or American-style)
 2 tbsp of organic brown sugar or coconut sugar
 1 tbsp of paprika
 ¼ tsp dried rosemary or thyme
 ¼ tsp onion powder
 ½ tsp garlic powder
 ½ black pepper
 ½ tsp salt
 (A shortcut is to use a tablespoon of your favourite chicken seasoning instead of the last five ingredients)

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C.

2

Mix the brown sugar and spices together in a small bowl.

3

Rub two thirds of the spice mixture all over the chicken breasts.

4

Take two rashers of bacon and wrap them around the chicken breasts (so all the breast is covered – if you need more bacon, then add another rasher).

5

Put the chicken breasts, seam side down, in a baking dish or ovenproof frypan.

6

Sprinkle the rest of your spice mix over the top of the chicken.

7

Bake for around 30 minutes or until bacon and chicken are cooked through, basting the breasts with the pan drippings every now and them.

8

Then, to ensure your bacon is crispy, grill for 1-2 minutes.

9

Serve with a few spoons of the basting juices over the top. Add some roasted veg, a salad, or Perfectly Simple Asparagus on the side.

10

Recipe Contributor: Molly Kasinger

Easy Bacon Wrapped Chicken
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