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Bacon & Rosemary Chicken for Two Recipe
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Bacon & Rosemary Chicken for Two 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:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

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

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 313 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 756 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 34 g protein.

Directions

  1. Flatten chicken breasts slightly; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken breasts, one at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Cook chicken in butter and reserved drippings for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Add the garlic, rosemary and pepper flakes to the skillet; cook for 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: 2 servings.
Originally published as Bacon & Rosemary Chicken for Two in Simple & Delicious

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 313 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 756 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 34 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

Reviews for Bacon & Rosemary Chicken for Two

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Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

We enjoyed this meal. Since I was planning to serve the chicken over angel hair pasta, I needed more pan sauce. I added some white wine and allowed it to reduce before adding a little butter at the end. Next time I'll put in more fresh rosemary.

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

sauce is excellent. will make it again.

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

Made this last night & my husband and I loved it! So easy. Didn't have real bacon so instead of frying up bacon pieces, I just added real bacon bits at the end - worked great!! I made this with chicken tenders & was perfect. Will make this again & again!

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

Skipped the salt, pepper, flour, butter, and broth. Used the other ingredients, but did the chicken in the oven with extra lemon juice instead. Delicious and much healthier.

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

this was extremely easy, and my husband and I both love it! it's perfect for eating low-carb because there's hardly any flour - you could even omit it if you really had to. definitely will make again! :)

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