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Bacon & Rosemary Chicken Recipe

Bacon & Rosemary Chicken Recipe

Simple ingredients add up to simply fantastic flavor in this fast recipe that everyone will rave about. It's likely to become a new family favorite at your house. —Yvonne Starlin, Hermitage, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • 1. Pound chicken breasts slightly with a meat mallet to uniform thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place flour in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in flour to coat both sides; shake off excess.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons in pan. Cook chicken in butter and reserved drippings 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Remove and keep warm.
  • 3. Add garlic, rosemary and pepper flakes to skillet; cook and stir 1 minute. Add broth and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Cook until liquid is reduced by half. Return chicken and bacon to skillet; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 304 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 719mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein.

Reviews for Bacon & Rosemary Chicken

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hchambers User ID: 7140928 240710
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"Great recipe! It makes for a delicious meal that is simple to make."

copelah User ID: 1282457 237162
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"Just another chicken recipe. Not much flavor."

cynandtom User ID: 2224843 233555
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"Really Good! I was making my chicken Marsala, on the weekend which also incorporates browning floured chicken so I made extra of that and also extra bacon from breakfast so a weeknight dinner came together quickly. I also used the zest of the lemon."

l2bake User ID: 2030987 111915
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

"this was good and I would make it again. Did not do the first step at all or add any flour. What I did do was put the all the ingredients in the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hrs. Also cut the amount of rosemary in half ."

Chris1414 User ID: 5738024 148315
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"This is a fantastic recipe. Very tasty and smells great! I found this recipe a few years ago, and I have been making it regularly ever since. It is absolutely one of my best recipes. It's my boyfriend's favorite out of anything that I cook for him."

Peggie0203 User ID: 2074993 211990
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Did not flour the chicken, used less salt, omitted the garlic and lemon juice. Used freshly ground black pepper, coarse grind. The flavors of the bacon, rosemary and pepper flakes really blend well in this recipe.

Got rave reviews from my family. Will definitely make this again."

cmarie_1124 User ID: 5693915 211989
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"One of my husband's favorite chicken recipes!"

Pootsyanne User ID: 1798720 121095
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"so yummy!!!!"

03kids User ID: 1268353 180272
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2012

"Loved this, chicken had flavor"

mel7445 User ID: 3057977 192969
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

"I thought this recipe was good, not as amazing as I expected based on other reviews. It was quick, easy, and relatively flavorful, so I would make it again. But I wasn't blown away by the flavor as much as other reviewers."

miranda879 User ID: 6525212 190567
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"Simple and good, but I would cut the lemon juice amount in half or forget it all together. Took away from the bacon flavor by being a little tart."

morgbrie User ID: 5662637 189435
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"I made this for a pregnant friend and her family and loved it! So a couple nights later I made it for my family. Let me just say...YUM! This is going into my recipe box as a keeper! Highly recommend this delicious chicken."

elleniowa User ID: 3735752 190564
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"My husband LOVED this!!! Said it would be a good enogh to be served in a fine dining restaurant. I found it to be easy to make. We will definitely have this again, maybe w/company this time."

lthayn User ID: 4823368 148312
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"We LOVED this! Simple and quick to make, loved the sauce, we will putting this in our dinner rotation."

KateinBoca User ID: 1159517 121092
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"This recipe was delicious. I was a little afraid because I wasn't sure if my kids would like the rosemary. They devoured dinner. The only downside was no leftovers."

LittleAnnieFannie User ID: 6184055 111854
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"Not only did this taste really good, but minor substitutions of minced garlic and a rosemary, fennel and herb blend complimented the rest of the dish."

TessaMB User ID: 6083350 148301
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"one of the BEST chicken dinners Ive made. The chicken was so moist and the outside was a little spicy and crispy. LOVED IT!"

srnorman User ID: 1656903 192968
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"My daughter searched for a new recipe and came across this one and made it for dinner and the family really liked it so we will be making it again.Moist and full of flavor. A keeper!"

EmmaCasey1217 User ID: 5930186 192791
Reviewed May. 20, 2011

"This recipe is just.. delicious! I made it for my husband and every detail of it its just great. I definitely recommend this one.."

elendil User ID: 1434607 113926
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011

"I agree with everyone else - this was wonderful! Even my son said it was "delicious" - woo hoo! Thank you for your recipe."

Whitt88 User ID: 5398857 107831
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"This was so good and so quick. My family loved it!"

pinksuitcases User ID: 630663 175155
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

"Tender and juicy! I love it when a recipe is easy and tastes great and this one fills both bills."

michellep1023 User ID: 5757357 175154
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"My husband and five children (somewhat picky eaters) all loved this recipe!"

Jeana Lavallee User ID: 5557153 190563
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"Absolutely wonderful!"

ezondii User ID: 1189790 175080
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"Absolutely wonderful. Entire family called it a keeper. Didn't have whole garlic cloves on hand so used bottled minced. I don't think it took anything away from this recipe."

alecat User ID: 1579159 180270
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"It was really easy to make and the taste is fantantic.. even my 18 month old loved it"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.