Smoky Maple and BBQ Hassleback Chicken

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Smoky Maple and BBQ Hassleback Chicken

4.50 from 2 votes
Serving: 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes


  • 4 large skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 rashers of maple flavoured streaky bacon
  • 4 slices of extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of smoky bbq sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tblsp maple syrup
  • Optional: Cornflour to thicken


  • Carefully place 4 slices along each breast fillet, cutting almost to the bottom of fillet but not quite
  • Cut each rasher of bacon into 4 slices and each slice of cheese into 4 triangles
  • In each of the 4 cuts in the chicken place one piece of bacon and one triangle of cheese
  • Combine sauce, paprika and maple syrup and pour into bottom of slow cooker
  • Gently place filled chicken fillets into cooker to sit in sauce
  • Cook on LOW for 4 hours
  • Serve with as much of the cooking sauce (or none) as you prefer
  • We often thicken our sauces with a little cornflour slurry for thick syrupy consistency 🙂

20 thoughts on “Smoky Maple and BBQ Hassleback Chicken”

  1. I made this last week, this dish was so divine I used all the ingredients & the streaky maple bacon, this dish will definatley will be a regular with my partner and I

  2. I loved this dish, this recipe is also from Book 5 – Family Favorites, i followed the recipe along with the steaky maple bacon, it was so delicious it is a must do, this dish will become a regular on our menu, will definitely make this again 10/10

  3. This is SO GOOD! It’s not often that I get a full house of positive feedback on my cooking but this recipe definitely nailed it for all 4 of us.
    I left out the paprika as we had none and just used the cheese and bacon I had available – it was delicious!
    Served with garlic bread and wedges for a quick and tasty meal.

  4. Cooked this for the first time and it is absolutely delicious. Will definitely be making it weekly.

  5. 4 hours of pure torture smelling this cooking! Took about 4 minutes to devour! Tastes amazing, just like it smells!

  6. Very nice. Hubby loved the flavours. Used honey ham as the maple bacon was sold out. Also used smokey cheese slices. Rich and sweet flavour. Only cooked for 3 and half hrs, the chicken was very tender.

  7. Alison Armstrong

    Cooked this for the first time on the weekend , husband and sons loved it. I used normal streaky bacon and ‘Cheer’ burger cheese slices , otherwise followed the recipe exactly. My boys want to try the same recipe with ribs next time. Winner!

  8. Made this for the first time. Used Camel cheese and Honey BBQ Rum Sauce as that was all I had. The rest of the recipe was the same. It was awesome. Will definitely make again. Have past on this recipe to my daughter to try.

  9. I made this for the family but used plain streaky bacon as couldn’t get the maple . Everyone liked it my son LOVED it . Was tasty and served with Mashed potato and veg. Will make it again.

  10. What would the cooking time difference be if I used thigh fillets instead of breast meat??
    Or don’t you recommend using them in this recipe??

  11. It was really nice. The only thing I would do is cook it less. It only needs 3 1/2hrs as I found after 4hrs it was. Little dry. Definitely making it again

  12. 5 stars
    I’ve been making this for a while now and love it! Tonight I decided to use pepperoni instead of bacon to change it up and it was delicious!

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