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Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken

February 21, 2014Danita

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I try to grocery shop only once a month (although not always very successfully) so I stock up on sale items and use them in multiple dishes.  Recently, I made Homemade Bacon BitsBirthday Chicken, Bacon Cheese BBQ Chicken and my daughter made this Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken.  As you may have guessed, bacon and chicken were on sale this month.  What a great combination!  Chicken is so versatile and what isn’t just a little better with bacon?  

This recipe take a little planning as it has to marinate a couple of hours in the refrigerator.  I usually forget to take meat out of the freezer the night before so I end up thawing it quickly in a sink of cool water then putting it in the frig to marinate as soon as it’s ready.  The original recipe uses boneless chicken thighs but we prefer white meat so we use boneless chicken breasts.  For a more healthy or “pork free” option, turkey bacon could be substituted.

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs)
  • 4-8 slices of bacon (enough to wrap around each chicken piece)
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar

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In large bowl, combine soy sauce, orange juice, hot sauce and garlic

Add chicken and coat well

Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Line a jelly roll pan (or other rimmed baking sheet) with foil 

Spray a wire cooling rack with cooking spray and place on pan

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Remove chicken from marinade and wrap with bacon

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Secure with toothpicks

Use more than one piece if necessary

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Crumble brown sugar in a shallow dish

Dip each piece of wrapped chicken in the brown sugar, coating evenly

Place on wire rack

Bake at 375 degree (turning once) until bacon is crispy and chicken is cooked through

It should take about 45 minutes, depending on size of chicken breasts

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Remove toothpicks before serving

Not only does it taste great but the house smells wonderful, too!

Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Serves 4
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Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
3 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
3 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup soy sauce
  2. 1/4 cup orange juice
  3. 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  4. 1 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  5. 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs)
  6. 4-8 slices of bacon (enough to wrap around each chicken piece)
  7. 1 cup packed light brown sugar
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, combine soy sauce, orange juice, hot sauce and garlic
  2. Add chicken and coat well
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  5. Line a jelly roll pan (or other rimmed baking sheet) with foil
  6. Spray a wire cooling rack with cooking spray and place on pan
  7. Remove chicken from marinade and wrap with bacon
  8. Secure with toothpicks
  9. Use more than one piece if necessary
  10. Crumble brown sugar in a shallow dish
  11. Dip each piece of wrapped chicken in the brown sugar, coating evenly
  12. Place on wire rack
  13. Bake at 375 degree (turning once) until bacon is crispy and chicken is cooked through
  14. It should take about 45 minutes, depending on size of chicken breasts
Notes
  1. The original recipe calls for boneless chicken thighs. We just prefer white meat.
  2. Turkey bacon could also be used
Adapted from Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible
Adapted from Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible
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1 Comments

  • balmtomysoul

    August 18, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Oh Danita, these look amazing! I know my hubby would love them! Pinning. Thank you!

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