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Almond Bacon Chicken

"We enjoyed this flavorful dish at a friend's house years ago, and I had to have the recipe," writes Ruth Peterson of Jenison, Michigan. "She assembled it so quickly, and it cooked in no time."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 bacon strips
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of onion soup, undiluted
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  • In a microwave, cook bacon on paper towels on high for 1 to 2-1/2 minutes or until partially cooked.
  • Wrap a bacon strip around each chicken breast. Sprinkle with pepper. Arrange in an 8-in. square microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 5-1/2 minutes; drain.
  • In a large bowl, combine soup and broth; cover and microwave for 1-1/2 minutes. Spoon around chicken. Cook, uncovered, 3-6 minutes longer or until juices run clear. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with almonds.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 259 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 816mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • Miraoli
    Oct 11, 2013

    Bacon is good with anything, but the almond really adds a lot to this dish!I would have never thought to put almonds with chicken,.There's a coupon for $1 off of any HarvestLand Product here: (They have really good organic chicken. =] )

  • Janadele
    Jul 15, 2013

    This dish was tasty and my husband enjoyed it since it had bacon in it. I did have to use Lipton onion soup mix with cream of mushroom soup in lieu of Campbells onion soup since it was not available. I also baked it instead of using the microwave.

  • luckischmitz
    Aug 15, 2011

    I baked this dish, as suggested by others, and it was very tasty and moist. However, I would use fully cooked, crumbled bacon and simply mix it in with the soup next time. I also added mushrooms.

  • jenluv37
    Apr 19, 2011

    I baked this at 350 for 25 minutes instead of microwaving. Worked out very well and nice flavor.

  • cwbuff
    Nov 1, 2009

    Thanks so much for this easy and excellent recipe! I cooked it in the oven, though - boneless chicken breast halves take about 30 minutes max at 350. I browned the chicken quickly first and put the soup mixture in with the chicken when I put it in the oven. Will definitely add this to my list of recipes to do regularly.

  • KerrySherman
    Oct 15, 2009

    We all loved it, even the kid that "doesn't like onions"! I used cream of celery soup and a lg TBSP of onion soup mix because I couldn't find cream of onion. I did in microwave, put almonds on and finished in oven 15 minutes while rolls cooked. Next time I would add a second piece of bacon!

  • fayecox
    Sep 9, 2009

    can this be done in the oven? If so what temperature and for how long?Thanks

  • ddragonflydreams
    Jun 30, 2009

    I would prefer to have this recipe done in the oven- Chicken in the micro is tough