Grilled Brown Sugar Chicken with Bacon and Rosemary

gluten free

The obsession continues. Did I mention how much I love my grill?

Summer may feel like it’s coming to an end in a month, but that means FOOTBALL season is on it’s way.

Therefore, more “girl on grill” recipes are just heating up.

Yes, I’ve received a fair amount of “girls don’t grill” comments, but clearly that is not that case!

Sure, you may have had chicken grilled or cooked to perfection with a simple brown sugar and garlic butter glaze, but have you had it with BACON and rosemary?

Again, a very simple recipe that is full of flavor and texture.

Simply whisk, marinate and grill.

Okay, so there is the arduous task (not really) of wrapping a piece of bacon around each chicken breast and sticking a rosemary sprig through it. But you are up to the challenge!

*Note that there is SUGAR in the marinade which means it will burn fast if you put it over a high temperature or open flame. Just sayin’…*

(Alternatives – you could use prosciutto instead of bacon. You can also (sigh) bake it at 425 deg F for 20-25 minutes until juices run clear and bacon is crisp.)

Grilled Brown Sugar Chicken with Bacon and Rosemary

4 servings


gluten free
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, crushed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • 4 pieces bacon
  • 8 sprigs rosemary


  • Whisk together the marinade of brown sugar, vegetable oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken in a ziploc bag or bowl and pour marinade over it. Cover/seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Heat the grill to high and coat the grates with vegetable oil.
  • Wrap each piece of chicken with bacon and thread in two rosemary sprigs per chicken piece.
  • Once grill is heated, reduce to medium temperature and grill chicken on each side for 5-7 minutes until golden brown and bacon becomes slightly crisp. Then close grill and cook another 10-15 minutes until chicken is done and juices run clear.
Prep Time: 40 - 50 Minutes
Cook Time: 24 - 29 Minutes
Total Time: 1:04 - 1 Hour 19 Minutes
1 Comment and 0 Replies
    • Beth
    • 02.12.2013

    You are making me excited about cooking again!!


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