Caprese Chicken with Bacon Recipe
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Caprese Chicken with Bacon Recipe

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Smoky bacon, fresh basil, ripe tomatoes and gooey mozzarella top these appealing chicken breasts. The aroma as they bake is irresistible! —Tammy Hayden, Quincy, Michigan
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 bacon strips
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 373 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 821mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 47g protein.


  1. Place bacon in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. Place chicken in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan; brush with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with tomatoes and basil. Wrap each in two bacon strips, arranging bacon in a crisscross.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Top with cheese; bake 1 minute longer or until melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Caprese Chicken with Bacon in Taste of Home June/July 2010, p55

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 261897
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2017

"This was simple and delicious! Everyone in our family really enjoyed this recipe. We will make this again soon!"

djmcclimon User ID: 8470923 258339
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2016

"I will definitely make this again. Next time I will use sun dried tomatoes. The presentation was company worthy."

PageRD User ID: 5881442 254411
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

"I tried this on a whim since I had all the ingredients. I thought it was juicy and tender. The bacon was a nice touch, but I didn't use as much as the recipe called for since I only had 4 slices. After tasting the recipe as written, I added a bit of balsamic glaze which really heightened all the flavors. Definitely worth a try."

ryanswife User ID: 2152282 254186
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2016

"We really liked this dinner. chicken was juicy and tender. Definitely keeping this one. My husband gave me his tomatoes because usually he doesn't eat them."

PenelopeWin User ID: 5924001 244640
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"This was really good after I took the bacon off. I thought the bacon was too overpowering and salty. Also, it didn't taste like caprese with the bacon. Next time I will leave the bacon off. I sliced the tomatoes thick and the cheese as well. I will make it again without the bacon."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3102613 241180
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"Great to impress guests. Easier to make than it looks in the photo and it is delicious as well. It is now one of our favorites."

jennt1981 User ID: 2611777 232442
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

"I made this recipe a couple nights ago for my parents and they couldn't stop talking about it, literally! As we were eating it and throughout the rest of the night. This is going on the list of recipes to make very often. I may try using sun dried tomatoes one of the times. And I used provolone in place of the mozzarella. YUM!"

NEWade User ID: 7970070 106487
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"This recipe is really easy to make. After reading some of the reviews about flavor I decided to use Sun Dried tomatoes packed in olive oil, instead of the plum tomatoes. The flavor was phenomenal. My husband said "don't lose this one" haha"

Janadele User ID: 7087902 211819
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"After a long winter this recipe sounded good. It was good ,however,the freshness of tomatoes were not like the summertime tomatoes."

kallee User ID: 1377067 111726
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2013

"This is a recipe that I love to fix when we have guests. I looks and tastes fancy, but is not too hard to fix. Definitely a keeper."

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