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Bacon & Rosemary Chicken for Two

Simple ingredients add up to simply fantastic flavor in this fast recipe that our taste panel just raved about. It’s likely to become a new family favorite at your house.—Yvonne Starlin, Hermitage, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Flatten chicken breasts slightly; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken breasts, one at a time, and shake to coat.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Cook chicken in butter and reserved drippings for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  • Add the garlic, rosemary and pepper flakes to the skillet; cook for 1 minute. Add broth and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Cook until liquid is reduced by half. Return chicken and bacon to skillet; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 313 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 756mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein.

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  • meaganteal
    May 20, 2017

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  • jesshenshaw
    Dec 30, 2012

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  • jmkasprak
    Jul 16, 2012

    We enjoyed this meal. Since I was planning to serve the chicken over angel hair pasta, I needed more pan sauce. I added some white wine and allowed it to reduce before adding a little butter at the end. Next time I'll put in more fresh rosemary.

  • Valacia
    Apr 1, 2012

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  • Maricor
    Feb 18, 2012

    sauce is excellent. will make it again.

  • suehicks
    Feb 11, 2012

    Made this last night & my husband and I loved it! So easy. Didn't have real bacon so instead of frying up bacon pieces, I just added real bacon bits at the end - worked great!! I made this with chicken tenders & was perfect. Will make this again & again!

  • mountainberrybutterfly
    Feb 11, 2012

    Skipped the salt, pepper, flour, butter, and broth. Used the other ingredients, but did the chicken in the oven with extra lemon juice instead. Delicious and much healthier.

  • kbroaddrick
    Feb 10, 2012

    this was extremely easy, and my husband and I both love it! it's perfect for eating low-carb because there's hardly any flour - you could even omit it if you really had to. definitely will make again! :)

  • Queen of Lions
    Oct 19, 2011

    My family loved this. I prepared exactly as instructed.

  • cherie68
    Jan 22, 2011

    my husband who prefers beef over chicken would eat this again . the chicken was moist and very good