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Caprese Chicken with Bacon

 Caprese Chicken with Bacon
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
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 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


  • Place bacon in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake
  • at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until partially cooked but not
  • crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • Place chicken in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 373 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 821 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 47 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.