- 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.
Reviews forCaprese Chicken with Bacon
"This is my new favorite chicken dish! It tastes so fresh and is bursting with flavor. The chicken turned out juicy in the oven and prep was easy. The only change I made was to use shredded cheese instead of slices since that's what I had on hand. The combination of chicken, bacon, cheese, basil, and tomato is perfection. It's also a visually appealing dish. I served it with couscous and a salad. This is now on our go-to recipes list."
"This recipe was a hit. Everyone cleaned their plates. This recipe is very easy and perfect for a weeknight dinner or company. I will say I read it wrong and cooked the bacon more than I should have but it worked out fine. It didn't burn in the oven. I used fresh mozzarella but you could use shredded or slices. Definitely a keeper.*Volunteer Field Editor"
"This was simple and delicious! Everyone in our family really enjoyed this recipe. We will make this again soon!"
"I will definitely make this again. Next time I will use sun dried tomatoes. The presentation was company worthy."
"I tried this on a whim since I had all the ingredients. I thought it was juicy and tender. The bacon was a nice touch, but I didn't use as much as the recipe called for since I only had 4 slices. After tasting the recipe as written, I added a bit of balsamic glaze which really heightened all the flavors. Definitely worth a try."
"This was really good after I took the bacon off. I thought the bacon was too overpowering and salty. Also, it didn't taste like caprese with the bacon. Next time I will leave the bacon off. I sliced the tomatoes thick and the cheese as well. I will make it again without the bacon."
"Great to impress guests. Easier to make than it looks in the photo and it is delicious as well. It is now one of our favorites."
"I made this recipe a couple nights ago for my parents and they couldn't stop talking about it, literally! As we were eating it and throughout the rest of the night. This is going on the list of recipes to make very often. I may try using sun dried tomatoes one of the times. And I used provolone in place of the mozzarella. YUM!"
"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"