Bacon Wrapped Rosemary Chicken Breasts
Seasoned chicken breasts wrapped in bacon and fresh rosemary sprigs for a delicious combination of savory and herbaceous flavor.
This recipe for bacon wrapped rosemary chicken breasts is a delicious combination of savory and herbaceous flavors. The chicken breasts are seasoned with a blend of spices including kosher salt, cumin, oregano, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder, which gives it a bold and slightly smoky taste. To add a fragrant touch, fresh rosemary sprigs are placed on the chicken breasts before wrapping them in bacon. Once grilled or baked in the oven, the bacon becomes crispy and the chicken is juicy and tender. The flavors of the seasoning and rosemary infuse into the chicken and blend perfectly with the smoky and salty taste of the bacon.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 6 slices bacon
- 4 sprigs rosemary
For the Chicken Rub:
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
Prepare the Chicken Rub:
- In a small bowl, combine kosher salt, ground cumin, oregano, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Season the Chicken:
- Generously rub the chicken breasts with the prepared seasoning blend on both sides.
- Place two sprigs of rosemary on top of each seasoned chicken breast.
Wrap with Bacon:
- Carefully wrap each chicken breast with 3 slices of bacon, ensuring that the rosemary sprigs are held against the chicken.
- Grill: Preheat grill to medium-high heat and grill the bacon-wrapped chicken for approximately 15 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.
- Oven: Preheat oven to 375°F. Place bacon-wrapped chicken in a baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F.
- Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving to let the juices redistribute.
Prepare chicken breasts with bacon and spices.
Mix chicken rub blend.
Season the chicken breasts thoroughly with the rub.
Place a sprig of rosemary on each side of each chicken breast.
Wrap the chicken breasts securely with the bacon.
Grill or bake in an oven at 375 for about 30 minutes until breast reaches 165.