Honey Bacon Glazed Chicken

It’s just about summer time, which to me, meansย grilling! ย Although sometimes the weather just doesn’t quite cooperate… bummer. ย While this recipe is meant for grilling, it’s easily adaptable to cooking in a skillet, which is actually what I had to do here ๐Ÿ™‚ ย This honey bacon glazed chicken is easy to make but definitely doesn’t skimp on flavor!

Marinated chicken, grilled to perfection and drizzled with a spicy honey bacon glaze.  This glazed chicken will be a family favorite!

That glaze… OMG… you guys it is soย good! ย Just 4 ingredients too! ย It’s sweet, spicy, sticky, and full ofย BACON… can it get any better?!

The marinade is awesome because you can pop the chicken in with the marinade and even if you forget about it for 2 days… it’ll be great. ย Ahem, I have NO idea how I know about that… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Marinated chicken, grilled to perfection and drizzled with a spicy honey bacon glaze.  This glazed chicken will be a family favorite!

I’m not a cooking spaz, I’m just scatterbrained… I blame the kiddos ๐Ÿ˜› ย I used to be able to remember everything, never had to keep a list or calendar, and I’d still never miss a thing… now… now I have lists, calendars, phone reminders… and I. Still. Forget. Stuff. ย Ugh.

Okay, let’s get back to the recipe here before I forget that too lol. ย The marinade is only 5 ingredients plus the chicken ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I love marinades that are easy to throw together! ย Just grab a big ziploc bag and add in your olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, steak seasoning and chopped rosemary. ย You can whisk it or do what I do, just twist the top of the bag so it’s sealed and shake it up like crazy. ย No tools to wash ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I take a fork and pierce the chicken a few times so that the marinade willย really get in there. ย Add the chicken to the bag and pop it in the refrigerator. ย I would marinate it for at least 2 hours, but up to 2 days is fine too (cough, cough).

Marinated chicken, grilled to perfection and drizzled with a spicy honey bacon glaze.  This glazed chicken will be a family favorite!

Sear up your chicken in a big skillet or grill them on the grill. ย You want that char, no matter how you do it ๐Ÿ™‚

Marinated chicken, grilled to perfection and drizzled with a spicy honey bacon glaze.  This glazed chicken will be a family favorite!

If for some reason you want to skip the glaze, you can, it’ll still be a crazy good chicken meal. ย I do highly recommend the glaze though ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t have any step by step pictures of the glaze cooking, I think I got all excited about the bacon and forgot what I was supposed to be doing ๐Ÿ™‚

What you’re going to be doing is slicing up some bacon, then cooking it in a saucepan until crisp. ย Remove it to a paper towel lined plate to drain. ย You’ll want to drain off the grease, but don’t clean or wipe out the pan! ย That’s pure flavor in there ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Add the worcestershire sauce, honey and hot sauce, whisk together and let it boil over medium heat. ย Add bacon, stir, and cook about 2 minutes. ย Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool. ย It’ll thicken as it cools ๐Ÿ™‚

Marinated chicken, grilled to perfection and drizzled with a spicy honey bacon glaze.  This glazed chicken will be a family favorite!

The glaze is justย insanelyย good… I had some left over, and even though I wanted to literally eat it with a spoon, I resisted, and drizzled some over some of these delicious biscuits! ย Talk about foods just made for each other!

Fluffy buttermilk biscuits that are both savory and sweet... flavored with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and maple syrup, then brushed with melted butter!

The biscuits would be a great side to have with this glazed chicken, and we also like to have it with stick of butter rice, and sweet corn fritters.

Marinated chicken, grilled to perfection and drizzled with a spicy honey bacon glaze.  This glazed chicken will be a family favorite!

I’m not kidding you guys, you may want to lick your plate clean after you’re done with the chicken!

Marinated chicken, grilled to perfection and drizzled with a spicy honey bacon glaze.  This glazed chicken will be a family favorite!

I chose to use boneless skinless chicken breasts, but you could use thighs and it would be really delicious too!

Recipe slightly adapted fromย The Food Charlatan

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Marinated chicken, grilled to perfection and drizzled with a spicy honey bacon glaze.  This glazed chicken will be a family favorite!

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Marinated chicken, grilled to perfection and drizzled with a spicy honey bacon glaze. This glazed chicken will be a family favorite!
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5 from 10 votes
Honey Bacon Glazed Chicken
4 -6 servings
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
 
Marinated chicken, grilled to perfection and drizzled with a spicy honey bacon glaze. This glazed chicken will be a family favorite!
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • FOR THE MARINADE:
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp steak seasoning
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary minced (can substitute 1/2 tsp dried rosemary leaves)
  • FOR THE GLAZE:
  • 8 slices bacon chopped
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp hot sauce
Instructions
  1. MARINATE THE CHICKEN:
  2. To a large ziploc bag, add the marinade ingredients, twist with your hand (or zip closed) and shake to combine well. Pierce chicken breasts with a fork a few times, add to bag, seal, place on a plate and refrigerate for 2 hours, or up to 2 days.
  3. MAKE THE GLAZE:
  4. Chop bacon into small slices and add to a large sauce pan. Cook until crisp, remove to a paper towel lined plate. Drain grease from the saucepan, but do NOT wipe it clean.
  5. Add remaining glaze ingredients, whisk to combine. Heat over MED heat until it bubbles up. Add cooked bacon and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. It will thicken as it cools.
  7. COOK THE CHICKEN:
  8. Preheat grill or large skillet on MED-HIGH heat. Add a drizzle of olive or vegetable oil and cook chicken for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through and juices run clear.
  9. Top chicken with bacon glaze and enjoy!

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64 comments on “Honey Bacon Glazed Chicken”

  1. Love this recipe, thanks so much! After a few rounds, we’d like to get a little adventurous and add bourbon to the glaze recipe. May I ask if 3 tbsp of bourbon would be too little or too much? How much would you recommend? Do I need to reduce the worchestire sauce? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Michele ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m SO happy that you all love this chicken! I think bourbon would be a fabulous addition to the glaze!! I’ve never done it (but totally will be soon!), so I’d start by reducing the worcestershire sauce to 2 Tbsp and adding 2 Tbsp of bourbon. Taste it once it cools a little and see if it has enough kick for you. If not, heat it back up with a splash more bourbon and try again ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This sounds amazing Amanda! I always LOVE your recipes and now I’ll have added another recipe to make for dinner! Chicken and bacon… YUM! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. This is all kinds of yum Amanda…love it! THanks so much for coming over and bringing such a great dish ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Don’t even get me started on the forgetting! It’s so frustrating. Wait. What was I saying?
    This looks so delicious and I can already hear my kids not complaining about it. Silence. That’s high praise in this house.
    Thanks so much for linking to #SaucySaturdays!

    • Thanks Christine!! Lol, so glad I’m not the only one who would forget her head if it wasn’t attached ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ahhh the sweet silence of kiddos not complaining… it’s a beautiful thing!

  5. Your Honey Bacon Glazed Chicken looks like a perfect recipe for a very successful cookout. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  6. Wow this looks incredible! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!

  7. Ooh, I love bacon and honey together. This looks delicious!

  8. Honey, bacon, and chicken … what else do you need?!?!?

    Seriously, these sound positively delish … and they will be making an appearance on our dinner table soon!

  9. I soooo believe you that this is insanely good!!
    The combination of the marinade AND glaze AND bacon with all those strong, super tasty flavours in is making my mouth water!

  10. owhh!! That glaze ! Can’t stop salivating! You’re photos are amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Hey Amanda! I was looking at this recipe yesterday on Pinterest, I believe. This looks so devilishly delicious! I want that bacon sauce and a straw! Thanks for making us all hungry! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I love the combination of honey and bacon with chicken. This looks amazing! Your photos are gorgeous too!

  13. This looks simple and SO delicious! I think my wife would love me fovever-er if I made this!

  14. OMG. Amanda. I was floored when I saw this. I mean, it’s totally my type of food – I cook with chicken 90% of the time and the sauce is exactly the type I LOVE!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Everything is better with bacon, Amanda! This looks fabulous, and the pics are gorgeous too… I raised 4 sons, and I understand chaos ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. this looks incredibly delectable! Your photos are wonderful…so inviting.

  17. This looks so amazing! I can’t wait to try it. Pinned and tweeted! Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you, Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  18. Oh my, that glaze looks amazing!! I love chicken dinners and this one looks like a winner! Definitely going on my list to do. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. That glaze looks insanely good! Anything with the combination of bacon and honey! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy FF!

  20. Thanks so much for bringing this mouth-watering dish to Fiesta Friday #74. I’m sure it will not last long, and there’s biscuits to mop up all that gravy? Wow! A wonderful summer addition to our kitchen blogs, thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Oh, jeez, Amanda!! You’re not making it easy for me! I’m trying to lose a few pounds this summer, girl!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ That glaze sounds to die for! I’m pinning this!

    • Hehe, I know, I’m bad! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks so much Angie!! That glaze will be put on just about everything around here this summer… maybe I can put bacon glaze on my bacon? Lol

  22. Hey Amber, These look awesome. Like the addition of bacon. I grilled some Habanero Mango wings last night. Go figure me and habanero. :)) Have a great weekend and Happy FF!

  23. Sounds absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  24. Wow, this is making me hungry just looking at it! Thanks for adding it to the #funsummerfinds linkup, Amanda!

    Shellie
    http://www.thefabjourney.com

  25. GIIIRRRLLL you kill me with your bacon goodness! Seriously, amazing.
    Thanks for partying again this week at Try a Bite Tuesday! Hope to see you again next week!

  26. Bacon just tastes great with almost anything! My tummy and my mouth are doing a happy dance right now just thinking about this recipe. Love it!

  27. I make something similar and I absolutely love it! Your pictures are just amazing! They really look mouthwatering good! I am definitely going to try this!

    • Thank you SO much Michelle!! I was pretty nervous taking these photos, because brown food has always been my photo-nemesis lol… but I was blessed with a great sunny day ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you love these!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. is it bad that i want to drink that glaze!?? it looks sooo good!! pinning ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Good grief that looks delicious! I am going to try this on my grill this weekend when I have time to really work on it. Hopefully mine looks and tastes as good as yours!

  30. Mmm! That glaze looks right up my alley! I love how you balanced the sweetness of that honey with the smokiness of the bacon. This looks like absolute perfection! Great recipe!

    I recently made a southern cooking and baking blog.
    http://kcolescreativecorner.com
    I would greatly appreciate it if you would check it out!
    Thanks so much!

  31. Yum girl…..super yum! Love the flavors. Pinning to my summer BBQ board! Xoxo

  32. Love this recipe. Bacon is a good thing!