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Almond Bacon Chicken

 Almond Bacon Chicken
"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."
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • In a microwave, cook bacon on paper towels on high for 1 to 2-1/2
  • minutes or until partially cooked.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.