I have been craving bacon wrapped chicken. Ok, the truth is I have been craving bacon. The smell of bacon, the crispiness of bacon. I have been craving everything about bacon!
I figured a good recipe to cure that craving would be bacon wrapped chicken breasts. They are always a hit. I usually use my garlic press and put fresh garlic on the chicken then wrap a couple of pieces of bacon over the chicken breast. The bacon comes out crispy and the chicken has a yummy bacon and garlic flavor.
The other day I ran across a recipe on Pinterest that I thought would go nicely with my idea for bacon wrapped chicken. It used sauteed garlic in olive oil. Then that was mixed with brown sugar and baked at 500 degrees. Yes, you read that right......500 degrees!! I thought that was a little crazy, but who am I to judge. So I took their Easy Garlic Chicken recipe and turned the oven down and added bacon!!! I think the end result is pretty yummy.
Easy Classy Garlic Chicken
3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 garlic cloves , minced
4 tablespoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons Margarine or butter
3-4 Slices of Bacon
Pre-heat the oven to 450 deg. Line a baking dish with foil. Spray the foil generously with cooking spray. Place the chicken breasts into the foil lined baking dish.
In a skillet, melt the margarine. Using a garlic press, press 4 cloves of garlic into the skillet. Saute until tender. Remove from heat. Add the brown sugar and stir until combined.
Cover the chicken breasts with the garlic and brown sugar mixture. Top with the uncooked bacon. 1 slice per chicken breast.
Bake uncovered for 45 min. to 1 hour or until chicken is no longer pink and bacon is crisp.
Line a baking pan with foil and generously spray with cooking spray. (you will thank me later)
Melt the butter in a skillet.
Using a garlic press, mince the garlic into the hot skillet.
Saute garlic in the margarine until the garlic is tender.
Remove from heat and add the brown sugar.
Mix together to form a paste.
Top the chicken breast with the brown sugar and garlic mixture.
Spread the mixture over the chicken breast.
Top each chicken breast with a piece of bacon. Bake at 450 deg. for 45 min. to 1 hour.
The chicken is done when it is no longer pink on the inside and the bacon is crispy.
As you can see from the area around the chicken, it turns black, you will be super glad you used foil :) Less scrubbing!!
This chicken would be great served with a baked potato and some veggies!! I hope you enjoy the chicken. Be sure to check to be sure that all of your ingredients are gluten free before you start cooking. Enjoy!!