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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 serving equals 373 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 821 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 47 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 373 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 821 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 47 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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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"

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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."

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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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Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"This was so easy to make and so good that I will definitely make this again. It looks like like it takes longer to make than it does."

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2013

"Easy to make yet it looks like you spent a lot of time. Great for company. Delicious my husband loved it!"

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