This recipe goes together so easy with minimal prep. Chicken breasts with garlic powder, bacon, and rosemary are grilled. What could be better? I'm always thinking up easy rosemary recipes, since my yard has 5 huge bushes of rosemary! Enjoy! Great with grilled vegetables and rice.

Skoo
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

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  • 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 toothpick or an additional thick rosemary stem.

  • Cook the chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Stay near the grill to combat any flare ups from the bacon. Remove the toothpicks before serving.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; 8.1 g total fat; 81 mg cholesterol; 348 mg sodium. 2.3 g carbohydrates; 29.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2011
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/30/2011
Rosemary is terrible. This chicken tasted like it had run through a pine tree and got stuck there. I like the bacon and garlic on the chicken breasts just that alone would have been so much better. Read More
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336 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2011
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!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
I made bundles so the rosemary would be completely enclosed...also added a sprig of lemon thyme inside. They were very good and moist Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2011
This was absolutely delicious! Made the breasts as the recipe directed but made some thighs using some garlic grill shaker seasoning I had instead of the garlic powder and they turned out great as well. Served these with a sauce made of two parts dijon mustard and one part honey BBQ sauce. Yum yum yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
Also works on a stovetop grill. I cooked extra for planned leftovers. The best chicken/bacon lettuce and tomato sandwiches. Also worked in salad. This recipe has taught me a valuable lesson. Can't judge a recipe by stars rating alone. Can't believe someone would rate it poorly because they don't like an herb. I've cooked long enough to be able to look at a recipe and tell if it will taste good as I'm sure most of us can. Thanks for posting this recipe truly a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/30/2011
Rosemary is terrible. This chicken tasted like it had run through a pine tree and got stuck there. I like the bacon and garlic on the chicken breasts just that alone would have been so much better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2012
Skoo....you've hit a home run with this one! To add even more flavor I cut a slit in the middle of the chicken breast and stuffed two thin slices of goat cheese and 2 or 3 basil leaves. From there I followed the recipe directions except I baked it in the oven at 350 for about 45 min. Delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2011
This was very good! A perfect combination. Rosemary is one of my favourite herbs to cook with. The chicken came out moist and tender with a pleasing flavour. I am not a fan of garlic powder so I made a rub with fresh minced garlic freshly ground sea salt and pepper. Absolutely delish! I would serve this to impress. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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