Almond Bacon Chicken Recipe
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Almond Bacon Chicken Recipe

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"We enjoyed this flavorful dish at a friend's house years ago, and I had to have the recipe," writes Ruth Peterson of Jenison, Michigan. "She assembled it so quickly, and it cooked in no time."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 bacon strips
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of onion soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 259 calories, 20 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 816 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.


  1. In a microwave, cook bacon on paper towels on high for 1 to 2-1/2 minutes or until partially cooked.
  2. Wrap a bacon strip around each chicken breast. Sprinkle with pepper. Arrange in an 8-in. square microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 5-1/2 minutes; drain.
  3. In a large bowl, combine soup and broth; cover and microwave for 1-1/2 minutes. Spoon around chicken. Cook, uncovered, 3-6 minutes longer or until juices run clear. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Almond Bacon Chicken in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p8

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 259 calories, 20 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 816 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

Bacon is good with anything, but the almond really adds a lot to this dish!

I would have never thought to put almonds with chicken,.

There's a coupon for $1 off of any HarvestLand Product here: (They have really good organic chicken. =] )

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2013

This dish was tasty and my husband enjoyed it since it had bacon in it. I did have to use Lipton onion soup mix with cream of mushroom soup in lieu of Campbells onion soup since it was not available. I also baked it instead of using the microwave.

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

I baked this dish, as suggested by others, and it was very tasty and moist. However, I would use fully cooked, crumbled bacon and simply mix it in with the soup next time. I also added mushrooms.

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

I baked this at 350 for 25 minutes instead of microwaving. Worked out very well and nice flavor.

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

Thanks so much for this easy and excellent recipe! I cooked it in the oven, though - boneless chicken breast halves take about 30 minutes max at 350. I browned the chicken quickly first and put the soup mixture in with the chicken when I put it in the oven. Will definitely add this to my list of recipes to do regularly.

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