Bacon Wrapped Chicken Meal Prep
Bacon Wrapped Chicken meal prep is a Whole30 recipe made in a skillet in less than 20 minutes! Filling, delicious and packed with protein. Pair with your favorite veggies and sweet potato fries for an easy meal.
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Meal Prep. Yup, you read that right. Everything is better when it's wrapped in bacon, right? Who would have thought you could have such an easy and incredible meal for lunch at work?! And bacon? Next to avocado, it is seriously the best thing ever. We know you agree!
Keep this high-protein and low carb by serving it alone or ramped up the fiber and carbs by adding in coconut oil roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potato fries. So, whether you are doing Whole30 or not we highly recommend making this meal. All of your co-workers will have food envy when they smell this coming from your office.
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Meal Prep Ingredients:
- 4- 4 oz. chicken breasts
- 8 slices nitrate and sugar-free bacon
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Brussels sprouts, as desired
- Sweetpotato fries, as desired
How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Chicken
You wrap the bacon around the chicken. Then you cook the bacon briefly in the skillet, so it gets a bit crispy. The whole thing bakes in the oven, so it's a pretty hands-off process. In less than 20 minutes or so, the chicken is ready. In the meantime, you can add some veggies to the process by putting them on a sheet pan alongside the chicken (just be sure to remove the chicken, because it will probably finish faster than the veggies, depending.) We're calling for sweet potato fries (which you can pop into the air fryer while the chicken bakes) and Brussels sprouts, which you can steam or roast in the oven alongside the chicken.
How to Store Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Meal Prep
Once this is prepped, it will keep in the air-tight meal prep containers for up to 4 days. Feel free to reheat everything in the microwave or in in the oven at around 350 F for about 10 to 15 minutes.
You can freeze all components of this chicken meal prep. The bacon might not revive well once you reheat it, but you can always wrap it in fresh bacon!
Substitutions and Alterations
Feel free to roast other veggies alongside the chicken if you want to turn this into a sheet pan dinner. In that case, we'd recommend starting the veggies first while you're dealing with the bacon-wrapped chicken in the skillet. Then, you can add the veggies (cut up some sweet potatoes and slice the Brussels sprouts in half) right to the rimmed baking sheet with the chicken if you like. Bacon and Brussels sprouts are especially good together.
Or, use a different cut of chicken (thighs would work), or change the veggies entirely. Yukon gold potatoes and broccoli are a good combo. Or go totally all bacon with our Bacon-Wrapped Potato Wedges recipe.
Tip for Chicken Breast Prep
If your chicken breast is very thick, pound it down with a mallet so it's thinner first. You want each breast to be evenly sized all the way through so the chicken and bacon cook perfectly.
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- 4 4-oz boneless chicken breasts
- 8 slices paleo-friendly bacon
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Heat a large oven-safe skillet on the stove over medium heat. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Wrap 2 slices of bacon around each chicken breast. If your chicken breast is very thick, pound it down with a mallet so it's thinner first. You want each breast to be evenly sized all the way through so the chicken and bacon cook perfectly.
- Place each wrapped chicken breast on the preheated skillet. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
- Place the skillet in the oven. Bake at 350 F 10 minutes. This makes the bacon extra crispy!
- Serve with your favorite vegetable and a side of sweet potato fries.