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Cooked bacon-wrapped chicken in the air fryer basket.

Bacon-Wrapped Boneless Chicken Breast in Air Fryer

Jeri Walker
Delicious bacon-wrapped boneless chicken breast in air fryer is the perfect combination of juicy chicken and crispy bacon. These chicken breasts are moist and tender with fantastic flavor; your entire family is sure to love them! This is the perfect dish to serve to company or have for a casual weeknight dinner. This 3-ingredient, 30-minute dish will immediately become a family favorite, and you will be amazed at how quick and easy it is!
4.98 from 71 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people
Calories 364 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 Boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp spice rub link for homemade spice rub in Notes
  • 375 g bacon

Instructions
 

  • Combine the spice rub ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside
  • Dry the raw chicken with a paper towel.
  • Sprinkle spice rub evenly on each chicken breast, coating the top and bottom.
  • Wrap the bacon around the chicken breast in either a basket weave or wrap the bacon slices around each piece of chicken. Tuck the bacon underneath the chicken or secure with toothpicks.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. Place the chicken in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Flip the chicken carefully so as not to loosen the bacon slices. Turn the heat down to 380 degrees, and continue to cook for about 10 minutes more, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Serve immediately! Enjoy!

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Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and is meant as a guideline only.
Homemade smoked chicken rub
STORAGE:
To store any leftovers, let the chicken cool.  However, do not let it sit out at room temperature for more than 2 hours.
FRIDGE:  Place the chicken in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.
FREEZER:  Cover the chicken up with plastic wrap and place in a Ziploc freezer bag.  Place in the freezer for up to 2 months
TOP TIPS:
  • For faster cooking, slice chicken breasts in half before wrapping them in bacon.  That will give you twice the amount of chicken breasts, and they will cook much faster.
  • Make sure the chicken breasts are equal in size and thickness for even cooking.
  • Use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken.  Check it often near the end of cook time, it cooks fast!
  • All air fryers cook differently, so the cooking time may need to be adjusted.
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Nutrition

Serving: 5ozCalories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 1.6gProtein: 14.2gFat: 32.9gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 66.3mgSodium: 548.7mgPotassium: 224.7mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.8gVitamin A: 11.7IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 13.9mgIron: 0.7mg
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