Bacon Wrapped Garlic Chicken Breast

Get ready to elevate your appetizer game with my Bacon Wrapped Garlic Chicken Breast bites! Wrapped in savory bacon and infused with garlic flavor, these protein-packed delights are perfect for any occasion. Plus, with just a handful of ingredients, I promise they’re incredibly easy to make and always a hit with guests, a keeper if you ask me! So don’t miss out on this flavorful recipe – let’s get cooking!

Bacon-wrapped chicken served on a white plate, side view shot.

Why I Love This Recipe

If you’re searching for an appetizer that’s as impressive as it is delicious, look no further than my Bacon Wrapped Garlic Chicken Breast! This recipe takes tender seasoned chicken breast with flavors inspired by my Spicy Baked Chicken, and wraps it in savory bacon along with garlic and asparagus, using the same technique found in my Bacon Wrapped Asparagus and Bacon Wrapped Quail Eggs recipes!

The result? A flavor explosion in every bite that’s perfect for impressing guests or simply enjoying as a mouthwatering appetizer or side dish. And the best part I love about this recipe, I’ve ensured this recipe is fail-proof and comes together flawlessly every single time! So why wait? Let’s get cooking and elevate your appetizer game today!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Chicken Breast – boneless and skinless chicken breast cut into cubes. Can also use chicken thighs for juicy and more tender meat.
  • Salt sea salt preferred.
  • Black Pepper – ground.
  • Bacon – regular thickness of your preferred bacon. Thick-cut bacon will be difficult to wrap with.
  • Asparagus – freshly chopped asparagus.
  • Garlic  freshly sliced garlic.
  • Sriracha – Asian style chill sauce.

Additional Add Ins

Enhance the flavor of this chicken dish by incorporating additional seasonings such as Garlic Powder, Cayenne Pepper or Onion Powder. These add-ins provide a delicious depth of flavor to complement the savory bacon and tender chicken breast.

Ingredients to make bacon-wrapped chicken breast on the countertop.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

Directions

Step 1 Season cubed chicken breast with a sprinkle of salt and black pepper.

Cubed chicken seasoned with salt and black pepper.

Step 2 Wrap chicken breasts, asparagus, and sliced garlic with a slice of bacon, and use a toothpick to hold the ends together.

Bacon-wrapped chicken breast with garlic and asparagus on cutting board.

💡 Wrapping Pro Tip

Avoid Overstuffing as this can make it challenging to close the bacon wrap securely. By ensuring a moderate amount of filling, you’ll achieve evenly cooked and neatly wrapped bacon-wrapped chicken breasts.

Step 3 Place on a baking sheet lined with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper. Bake in the center of the oven for 15 minutes.

Bacon-wrapped chicken breast with garlic and asparagus lined on a baking sheet.

⏲ Baking Pro Tip

Utilize your Toaster Oven for quicker preheating times, which can save you valuable minutes before you start cooking.

🌡️ Internal Temp Pro Tip

To ensure that the chicken is thoroughly cooked and safe to eat, use a cooking thermometer to check its internal temperature. Once it reaches 165°F, you can be confident that the chicken is fully cooked and ready to be enjoyed.

Step 4 Finish with a drop of sriracha on top of each bacon wrap.

Bacon-wrapped chicken breast served with a drop of chili sauce.

Recipe Variations

For a simple twist, skip the chicken breast and double the asparagus to make my version of Bacon Wrapped Asparagus! This variation highlights the savory blend of crispy bacon and tender asparagus, perfect as an appetizer or side dish.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair your baked bacon wrapped chicken with Garlic Lemon Spread for dipping, or serve alongside my Bacon Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms or Smoked Salmon Carpaccio for an impressive display that will wow your guests! These dishes complement the flavors of the bacon-wrapped chicken, offering a variety of textures and tastes to enjoy!

Bacon-wrapped chicken breast on an oven rack prior to baking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?

Yes, absolutely! You can easily substitute boneless skinless chicken thighs for chicken breasts in this recipe. Simply follow the same preparation and cooking instructions, adjusting the cooking time if needed to ensure the chicken thighs are cooked through.

How do I know when the chicken is cooked through?

The best way to determine if the chicken is cooked through is by measuring its internal temperature. Once it reaches 165°F at the center using a meat thermometer, you can be confident that it is fully cooked and safe to enjoy.

Can I make this recipe on a grill instead of in the oven?

Yes, you can certainly make this recipe on a grill! Simply place the bacon-wrapped chicken breasts on the grill over indirect heat, and grill with the cover closed at a temperature of around 350°F for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.

 

Bacon-wrapped chicken being picked up with a silver fork.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, place them in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. Properly stored, the leftovers will remain fresh for 5-7 days. This method ensures that the dish maintains its flavor and quality for future enjoyment.

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Bacon-wrapped chicken being picked up with a silver fork.

Bacon Wrapped Garlic Chicken Breast

Come have a taste of this savory recipe for Bacon Wrapped Garlic Chicken Breast! Tender chicken breasts wrapped in crispy bacon, creating a flavor-packed dish that's perfect for any occasion.
5 from 4 votes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian American
Keyword: bacon wrapped chicken breast, chicken wrapped in bacon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Print Recipe
Calories: 54kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients to make bacon-wrapped chicken breast on the countertop.
  • Preheat oven to 450F.
    Oven being preheated to 450F.
  • Cut bacon in half to end up with 12 pieces.
    Bacon cut into slices for bacon wrap.
  • Chop chicken breasts into cubes and season with salt and black pepper.
    Cubed chicken seasoned with salt and black pepper.
  • Cut asparagus into 2-inch lengths and slice garlic.
    Chopped asparagus and sliced garlic on a cutting board.
  • Wrap bacon slice around a piece of cubed chicken, 2 pieces of asparagus, and a slice of garlic. Use a toothpick to hold the wrap together and place bacon wrap on a lined baking sheet.
    Bacon-wrapped chicken breast with garlic and asparagus on cutting board.
  • Bake bacon-wrapped chicken for 15 minutes in the center of the oven.
    Bacon-wrapped chicken breast with garlic and asparagus lined on a baking sheet.
  • Remove toothpicks and transfer to a serving plate. Top each wrap with a drop of Sriracha.
    Bacon-wrapped chicken breast served with a drop of chili sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 98mg | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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