Maple Syrup and Bacon-Wrapped Chicken is a flavorful main course that combines the sweetness of maple syrup with the savory goodness of bacon. This irresistible dish is perfect for any occasion, whether it's a casual get-together or a formal dinner party. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a tender and delicious easy meal that will impress your guests.
This is what you need:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 8 slices of bacon
- 1/2 cup Jakeman's pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley, chopped (optional for garnish)
Choosing the Right Maple Syrup
When it comes to choosing the right maple syrup for your bacon-wrapped chicken, there are a few things to consider. First and foremost, opt for pure maple syrup to get the authentic flavor that pairs perfectly with the smoky bacon. Avoid artificial syrups or pancake syrups that may contain additives or corn syrup.
If you're watching your maple syrup calories, you'll be happy to know that Jakeman's pure maple syrup from Canada is a natural sweetener that contains fewer calories than refined sugar.
Instructions:1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. Prepare the Chicken:
Season the chicken breasts with salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika. In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and minced garlic.
3. Wrap the Chicken in Bacon:
Lay out a slice of bacon and place a seasoned chicken breast at one end. Roll the chicken breast with bacon, securing the ends with toothpicks.
Repeat for all chicken breasts.
4. Maple Glaze: Brush each bacon-wrapped chicken breast with the maple syrup and Dijon mixture, ensuring an even coating.
5. Bake in the Oven:
Place the bacon-wrapped chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the bacon is crispy, and the chicken is cooked through (165°F or 74°C internal temperature).
6. Baste with Maple Glaze:
During the last 10 minutes of baking, baste the chicken with additional maple syrup mixture to enhance the flavor.
7. Garnish and Serve:
Once the bacon-wrapped chicken is cooked, remove the toothpicks. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley for a burst of color and freshness.
8. Serve Warm:
Plate the Maple Syrup and Bacon-Wrapped Chicken and drizzle any remaining maple glaze over the top. Serve alongside your favorite sides, such as roasted vegetables or mashed sweet potatoes.
Savor the delicious combination of sweet maple syrup, savory bacon, and perfectly cooked chicken. Your taste buds will thank you!
Customize it with a glaze of maple syrup or a spice rub of your choice to make it uniquely yours. So why wait? Dive into this delicious world of bacon delights and enjoy the irresistible taste of Jakeman's maple syrup and bacon-wrapped chicken!