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Festive Chicken

 Festive Chicken
I hate to fall into a mealtime rut, so I'm always trying something new. This chicken is a wonderful dish when there's only tow at the table. Bacon, soy sauce and spices add lively flavor.—Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas
2 ServingsPrep: 5 min. + marinating Bake: 50 min.


  • 4 bacon strips
  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves with skin (8 ounces each)
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce


  • Wrap two bacon strips around each chicken breast; place skin side
  • down in a shallow glass baking dish and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour 2/3 cup
  • marinade over chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for
  • several hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining
  • marinade.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Bake at 325° for 50-60 minutes or
  • until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting occasionally with
  • reserved marinade.
  • Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 chicken breast half equals 537 calories, 30 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 121 mg cholesterol, 3,208 mg sodium,

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Festive Chicken (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 43 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.