In a small bowl mix all ingredients for the rub – brown sugar, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder (or granules), onion powder, freshly ground pepper and salt.
Use half the brown sugar spice mix and sprinkle on both sides of chicken breasts. Rub to spread it evenly all over on both sides.
Wrap bacon around chicken breast. Depending on the size of chicken breast and length of the bacon you’ll need 2 to 4 bacon to wrap chicken fully. Wrap bacon gently but as tight as you can without tearing bacon. For neat even look try to start and finish seam side down to secure bacon.
Arrange bacon wrapped chicken breast in baking dish.
Sprinkle remaining brown sugar spice mix all over the chicken evenly.
Bake bacon wrapped chicken breast in pre-heated oven at 375 degree Fahrenheit (or 185 degree Centigrade) for 25 to 30 minutes, spooning over the pan drippings over chicken every 10 minutes for juicy chicken with extra flavor.
You’ll know if chicken is done or not with the use of thermometer. Stick the thermometer right in the middle of the chicken breast and if temperature readings are 165 F, chicken is cooked through. If you don’t have thermometer, check for done-ness but cutting breast in the center. If it’s all the way through white, chicken is cooked.
Optional Step – to make crispy bacon, once chicken is cooked through, broil it in broiler mode for 2 minutes.
Remove chicken from oven.
Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
Serve it hot. Don’t forget to spoon over generously the pan drippings over chicken before serving. You can serve this wrapped chicken over a bed of mashed potatoes or with roasted potatoes on the side with veggies on your choice.