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03 June 2012

Grilled Chicken with Bacon and Rosemary

3 Jun 2012

I subscribe to Just a few days ago, I received an email from allrecipes and its "Your Daily Recipe" was on grilled chicken with bacon and rosemary.

I remembered eating delicious roast bacon with dates prepared by Aunty Jenny. I'm not a fan of dates and now this recipe of bacon with chicken sounds good, especially I have rosemary in my herbs garden.

We tried the Grilled Chicken with Bacon and Rosemary from for dinner tonight. It was quite easy to prepare. I've made minor changes to the recipe.


  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped garlic
  • Skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 8 bite pieces (don't cut too small as the chicken will shrink after grilled)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 sprigs (cut into 8 halves) fresh rosemary
  • 4 thick (cut into 8 halves) slices of bacon


  1. Rub 1 tablespoon of finely chopped garlic on chicken breast and season with salt and pepper.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat microwave convection oven and cook the chicken breasts for 25 minutes.
  4. If use an outdoor grill, preheat for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. 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.
  5. Remove toothpicks before serving.

While the chicken was grilling in the oven, Jared loved the nice aroma of bacon coming out from the oven and kept on telling us that he's hungry.

Jared and Jaden love the grilled chicken with bacon. Hubby gave 9 out of 10 marks. I never expect full marks from him as he wanted me to keep on trying and cook it for him. If it's something that he doesn't like, he will politely say "Can I pay you not to cook this anymore?". Hmmm ... having said this, I've not heard this from him for a long, long time.

We can also cut the chicken breasts into smaller bite pieces and with the toothpick securing the bacon intact, it can be served as finger food during party or gathering.

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