Monday, May 24, 2010

Caprese Chicken with Bacon

In a recent "Taste of Home", there was an entire section called "Chicken Champs". I'll be trying a lot of them as we tend to do a lot of chicken in our household. I tried this one last week and it was pretty good.

8 bacon strips
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 plum tomatoes, sliced
6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced (I used kitchen scissors and cut it in thin strips)
4 slices mozzarella cheese

Place bacon in an ungreased baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until partially cooked, but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.

Place chicken in an ungreased 13 X 9 baking pan. Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper (next time, I think I will use garlic salt.) Top with tomatoes and basil. Wrap each in two bacon strips, arranging bacon in a crisscross.

Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Top with cheese. Bake 1 minute longer or until melted.

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