Smoky Maple and BBQ Hassleback Chicken


June 16, 2020

Smoky Maple and BBQ Hassleback Chicken 5 0 5 9
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 15 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 4


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


1Carefully place 4 slices along each breast fillet, cutting almost to the bottom of fillet but not quite

2Cut each rasher of bacon into 4 slices and each slice of cheese into 4 triangles

3In each of the 4 cuts in the chicken place one piece of bacon and one triangle of cheese

4Combine sauce, paprika and maple syrup and pour into bottom of slow cooker

5Gently place filled chicken fillets into cooker to sit in sauce

6Cook on LOW for 4 hours

7Serve with as much of the cooking sauce (or none) as you prefer

8We often thicken our sauces with a little cornflour slurry for thick syrupy consistency πŸ™‚

Submitted by Paulene Christie


17 Reviews


May 30, 2022

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

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 29, 2021

Being not as thick, the thigh would probably cook a smidgen less time – maybe 30 mins less
The only other issue I see is that being much thinner the thigh fillet would be harder to form the cuts to fill

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

December 29, 2021

Yes you could πŸ™‚


December 28, 2021

Hi just wondering if I could leave the cheese out as one family member is extremely dairy intolerant

Sue Fieg

December 28, 2021

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??


August 7, 2021

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.

Vicky Litfin

July 25, 2021

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.

Alison Armstrong

July 5, 2021

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

Kathy Flatman

July 3, 2021

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.

Mim Bates

July 3, 2021

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

Yep you can πŸ™‚
I get maple streaky bacon from the deli counter at Woolies or Coles

Anne Marie Burns

November 6, 2020

Can I use regular bacon? Not sure we
Where I would get maple bacon?


September 8, 2020

looks so lovely going to try this one new to slow cookers but will try

Nicole Lovell

June 22, 2020

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

Cat Miller

June 20, 2020

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.

Alicia Hall

June 17, 2020

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

Alicia Hall

June 16, 2020

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

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