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Bacon & Rosemary Chicken Recipe
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Bacon & Rosemary Chicken Recipe

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Simple ingredients add up to simply fantastic flavor in this fast recipe that our taste panel just raved about. It’s likely to become a new family favorite at your house.—Yvonne Starlin, Hermitage, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 304 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 719 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 33 g protein.


  1. Pound chicken breasts slightly with a meat mallet to uniform thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place flour in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in flour to coat both sides; shake off excess.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 2 tablespoons in pan. Cook chicken in butter and reserved drippings 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Add garlic, rosemary and pepper flakes to skillet; cook and stir 1 minute. Add broth and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Cook until liquid is reduced by half. Return chicken and bacon to skillet; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Bacon & Rosemary Chicken in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 304 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 719 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 33 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

"this was good and I would make it again. Did not do the first step at all or add any flour. What I did do was put the all the ingredients in the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hrs. Also cut the amount of rosemary in half ."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"This is a fantastic recipe. Very tasty and smells great! I found this recipe a few years ago, and I have been making it regularly ever since. It is absolutely one of my best recipes. It's my boyfriend's favorite out of anything that I cook for him."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Did not flour the chicken, used less salt, omitted the garlic and lemon juice. Used freshly ground black pepper, coarse grind. The flavors of the bacon, rosemary and pepper flakes really blend well in this recipe.

Got rave reviews from my family. Will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"One of my husband's favorite chicken recipes!"

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"so yummy!!!!"

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