Barbecued chicken with rosemary and bacon

    26 min

    A sprig of rosemary adds wonderful flavour to this quick and easy recipe for barbecued bacon-wrapped chicken breasts.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
    • 4 thick slices bacon

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:16min  ›  Ready in:26min 

    1. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the barbecue grate.
    2. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon garlic powder on a chicken breast and season with salt and pepper. Lay one rosemary sprig on the chicken breast. Wrap the bacon around the chicken to hold the rosemary on. Secure the bacon with a wooden skewer or an additional thick rosemary stem.
    3. Cook the chicken breasts the juices run clear, about 8 minutes per side. Stay near the barbecue to combat any flare ups from the bacon. Remove the skewers before serving.

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    This is a great summer recipe - quick, fresh tasting and delicious too! I used thin chicken breasts so that the bacon and rosemary didn't get overdone. The rosemary flavor is very subtle, with the bacon flavor being stronger. It is an elegant dish that would be impressive for guests, but is simple enough to enjoy on a busy weeknight as well.  -  19 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    HOLY !!! Um.. SERIOUSLY... BEST chicken that's ever come off my grill. I dont like bacon, and I dont like rosemary, but this was FANTABULOUS!! I will be making this as often as possible. Oh, and I didnt have fresh rosemary, so I used dried rosemary and it was still perfect. The best part is all I have to keep on my grocery list is bacon and chicken. Garlic powder and rosemary are always in the cabinet. THANK YOU SKOO!!!  -  28 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We made this exactly as written and it was so very good. Don't let the amount of garlic powder scare you away! We sprinkled 1tsp on each half breast (1/2 tsp on each side). The bacon wasn't super crispy but that didn't take anything at all away from this. We even accidentally lost track of time and the probe said 190 degrees...we panicked a got it off the grill asap and it was still moist and tasted great!! VERY EASY! Might try a different bacon next time for variety.  -  19 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)