Bacon-Wrapped Air Fryer Chicken Breast

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Want the juiciest chicken breasts? Make this easy Bacon-Wrapped Air Fryer Chicken Breast recipe! Just 2 ingredients not counting salt and pepper!

Bacon-Wrapped Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Bacon-Wrapped Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Chicken breasts can be a bit dry and unexciting. But if you want to kick them up a notch – just wrap them in bacon and air fryer them! Wrapping bacon around this lean cut of chicken results in extra flavor and juiciness. It couldn’t be any easier and is perfect served over salad. If you don’t like bacon, try this juicy, air fryer chicken breast recipe. If you want to try more bacon-wrapped recipes, check out my Air-Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites and Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin. And if you just got an air fryer, see all my air fryer recipes here.

Bacon-Wrapped Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breast is so easy to make. Just season the chicken with salt and pepper and wrap two slices of bacon around each piece. They cook in the air fryer for less than 15 minutes.

How long do you cook bacon-wrapped chicken breasts in the air fryer?

Cook the bacon-wrapped chicken in the air fryer at 380 degrees for about six minutes on each side. Once the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, increase the temperature to 400 and cook for one minute to brown the bacon.

Does chicken breast need to rest after cooking?

Let the chicken rest for about five minutes before slicing. Resting the chicken keeps the juices from running out, keeping all the flavor inside.

What to Serve with Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts

I love making a salad with this bacon-wrapped chicken. You could use mixed greens, spinach, or romaine, add your favorite toppings, like avocado, tomatoes, shallots, and cucumbers, and coat with a simple vinaigrette.

You could also serve it as a main with pretty much any side. Here are some ideas: Avocado Quinoa Salad, Roasted Green Beans with Caramelized Onions, Grilled Zucchini, or Lemon-Parsley Potatoes.

No Air Fryer? No Problem

To make this in the oven, preheat the oven to 400F.

Heat a large oven safe or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sear bacon wrapped chicken breasts on both sides for about 2 minutes per side, or until the bacon is crisp, drain excess fat.

Transfer the chicken to the oven and bake about 12 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 160F. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cutting board, let rest covered with foil for 5 minutes before slicing.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast

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Bacon-Wrapped Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

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332 Cals 56 Protein Carbs 10.5 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 18 mins
Total Time: 23 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Want the juiciest chicken breasts? Make this easy Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breast recipe! Just 2 ingredients not counting salt and pepper!

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts, 8 ounces each
  • 8 slices center cut bacon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Equipment

Instructions

  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper.
  • Starting from one end, tightly wrap two strips of bacon over each chicken breast.
    chicken breast wrapped in bacon
  • Transfer the chicken to the air fryer and air fry 380F about 6 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 160F then increase to 400F for 1 minute to brown the bacon.
  • Remove from the air fryer and transfer to a cutting board, let rest covered with foil for 5 minutes before slicing.
    Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast

Notes

No Air Fryer? No Problem
To make this in the oven, preheat the oven to 400F.
Heat a large oven safe or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sear bacon wrapped chicken breasts on both sides for about 2 minutes per side, or until the bacon is crisp, drain excess fat.
Transfer the chicken to the oven and bake about 12 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 160F. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cutting board, let rest covered with foil for 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breast, Calories: 332kcal, Protein: 56g, Fat: 10.5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 170.5mg, Sodium: 482mg
Keywords: air fryer chicken breast, air fryer chicken breast keto, bacon wrapped chicken, bacon wrapped chicken breast

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26 comments

  1. Yum!  Very simple to make but very tasty and both of my picky kids like it.  It does take TWICE as long as the directions say – I don’t know if my chicken breasts are thicker than what the recipe was tested with but I’ve made it twice and both times had to double the cooking time.  Love this simple recipe though!

  2. Would be helpful to include Net Carbs in all KETO friendly recipes.

  3. Hi – The carb count is blank in the recipe, could you possibly add?

  4. Looking for a little variety in ways to prepare chicken, and I saw this recipe. We loved it! I was so surprised how much more moist the chicken was when done in the air fryer. Also, the bacon added such good flavor to the moist chicken. So glad I discovered this easy and delicious recipe on your website. Thank you

  5. Made this in the skillet / oven last night and it was fantastic and looked so pretty. My husband raved over it.

  6. Hello,

    I have an air fryer setting on my oven. Would the air fryer cooking directions be the same for that?

  7. Can I use turkey bacon? Would it affect the cooking time?

  8. There is a little blue 6 right under the recipe title. When I checked my personal points on WW it was a 6. Will the recipes have my personal points already figured out or was that a coincidence?

  9. Flavor was great. Unfortunately, I used thin cut chicken breasts and did not reduce the cooking time so they were dry. Next time I will adjust.

  10. Delicious flavor! Very juicy and tender. Prepared in the air fryer.

  11. Loved this! Made it last night and served with a “loaded: green salad—bumped up with lots of veggies. The best chicken I’ve tried in the air fryer—full of flavor and the bacon feels like a luxury, even though for me it was still low points for a dinner. Thanks Gina—super fast, super easy, super tasty!

  12. This was the best chicken we have had in a long time! My husband loved it! Said it was better than any restaurant chicken breast. Made it exactly as the recipe said and will put on repeat! 

  13. Can you use chicken tenders in place of the breast? If so how long do you cook it and what temperature?

  14. Hi Gina! I credit you and your recipes for keeping me on a healthy eating track for years. I am so grateful for all you do! I recently bought an air fryer, and so far I’ve been disappointed with how chicken has turned out in it. I always use a meat thermometer, but it has come out a little bit tough. Is it harder to get an accurate temperature read when using an air fryer? I’m thinking of trying this easy and wonderful recipe, but I’m wondering if I should brine it first? Please let me know if you have any suggestions, I appreciate it so much!

  15. What brand of bacon do you use? It looks great, and a lot leaner than the bacon I can get here in my tiny little town.

  16. Yum! A great meal to make when you don’t want to make a meal! Quick to make and clean up. This recipe delivers on the taste and presentation. Used Chef Merito Seasoning Powder rather than salt and pepper.