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Bacon Wrapped Chicken and Potatoes

Thick, Wright® Brand Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon wrapped around chicken drums baked on a sheet pan with a handful of baby red potatoes, spices and fresh herbs.  Five minutes of prep and this chicken dinner will be ready within the hour.  The bacon is slightly crispy, the chicken drum is moist and the potatoes are soft.  This dish makes a lovely presentation topped on a bed of kale.

This post is sponsored by Wright® Brand Bacon and written on behalf of TapInfluence. All opinions and text are my own.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

A simple dinner of bacon wrapped chicken is a must.  Fresh and flavorful Naturally Hickory Smoked Wright® Brand Bacon gets wrapped around chicken and pinned with toothpicks then baked with baby red potatoes in this easy pan sheet dinner.  This meal takes about 5 minutes to prepare and bakes for 50 minutes, meaning that dinner is on the table within the hour.

Wrapped Bacon Chicken

 I love the thick, bold taste of Wright® Brand Bacon and this is an amazingly delicious way to to jazz things up a bit.  Bacon wrapped chicken seems to be popping up everywhere and with good reason.  It’s an easy way to add texture and flavor to traditional dinner dishes with the addition of bacon.

Hickory Bacon Wrapped Chicken

This dinner is truly a crowd-pleaser.  Make the most out dinner with the great taste of fresh vegetable and herbs and bake it right in the pan next to the chicken.  It’s a family favorite of mine and our family likes to eat this regularly.

Cooking an entire meal on a baking sheet is a great way prepare dinner without all the mess.  It cuts down on dishes and ensures everything is hot and ready to serve at the same time.  The most comforting part of the day is coming home to family, being able to put dinner in the oven and catch up about our day.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken & Potatoes

To make this recipe, you’ll want to shop at Walmart® where Wright® Brand Bacon is a great value and you’ll be able to get chicken, fresh thyme and baby red potatoes for this recipe.

I always soak my toothpicks in a cup before baking with them and I’ve never had an issue with them charring.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Recipe

Preheat oven 400 degrees F.  Wrap bacon around chicken and pin it with a toothpick at both ends to hold the bacon down. Place on jelly roll pan with sides.  Wash potatoes and prick the skin then just dab a little olive oil on the skin and place on the sheet around the chicken.  Chicken can be seasoned before or after the bacon is wrapped around and I usually just add some chicken seasoning or pepper.  Add a few fresh springs of thyme before placing in the oven.

Bacon Chicken

I love cooking with Wright® Brand Bacon because it’s bigger, better bacon!  Next week, I’ll be sharing a meal plan around using bacon for lunch and dinner.


Bacon Wrapped Chicken & Potatoes

Moist and juicy bacon wrapped chicken with baby red potatoes made on a sheet pan. This meal takes 5 minutes to prepare and bakes for 50 minutes.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 237 kcal


  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 6 slices Naturally Hickory Smoked Wright Brand® Bacon
  • 1 bag baby red potatoes
  • Fresh thyme
  • Pepper to taste
  • 12 toothpicks


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Soak about 12 toothpicks in water for at least 5 minutes.
  • Rinse chicken drums and pat dry with paper towel.
  • Rinse potatoes and prick with fork then dab them with a little olive oil.
  • Get out a jelly roll pan with tall sides or a baking dish. Wrap one piece of bacon around chicken drumstick and secure it at the front and back with a toothpick for each.
  • Place on baking pan and spread potatoes in area to fill space.
  • Season chicken with any baking spices then top with fresh thyme springs.
  • Bake in oven for 50 minutes or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 165°F.


Calories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 17gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 231mgPotassium: 374mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 45IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate and it's accuracy is not guaranteed to be exact.

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Wright® Brand® Bacon. All opinions are 100% my own.

4 Responses

    1. Yes, it can be done with boneless skinless chicken breasts. Depending on how big the chicken breasts are, i’d wrap maybe 2 pieces of bacon around it. Slightly stretch the bacon and pin it with wet pre-soaked toothpicks. Also, bake uncovered until bacon is crispy then cover with foil. Bake chicken at normal temp you usually do.

  1. 5 stars
    Wrap anything (literally, anything!) in bacon and I’ll have it. Love this recipe!
    I work for a foodtech company called Chicory and we would love to have you as a recipe partner. Are you interested?

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