Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Roasted Zucchini


We wrap tender chicken with strips of bacon that crisp up when placed under the broiler. It's a fast recipe for a satisfying, healthy meal.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 2 (8 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and halved

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil plus 1 tablespoon divided

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, divided

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 4 slices bacon

  • 1 ½ pounds zucchini and/or summer squash, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced


  1. Position racks in upper and lower third of oven; preheat to 425 degrees F.

  2. Combine chicken, vinegar, 1 teaspoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon thyme and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Wrap 1 slice of bacon around each piece of chicken and place on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast on the lower oven rack for 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine squash, onion and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon thyme and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl.

  4. After the chicken has cooked for 5 minutes, add the squash mixture to the pan in a single layer. Continue roasting for 10 minutes more.

  5. Remove the pan from the oven. Turn the broiler on high. Stir the vegetables and transfer the pan to the upper rack. Broil until the squash is tender and the chicken is just cooked through, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

334 Calories
19g Fat
9g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/2 chicken breast & 1 cup vegetables
Calories 334
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 31g 63%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Vitamin A 396IU 8%
Vitamin C 30mg 34%
Folate 64mcg 16%
Sodium 532mg 23%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Magnesium 67mg 16%
Potassium 916mg 19%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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