My husband and youngest son absolutely love Caprese salad. So when I saw this main dish chicken version for Caprese chicken with bacon in a magazine I knew I had to make it for them. Even better, I had all the ingredients without have to make a run to the grocery store. Don’t you love when that happens?
I have to be honest about two things. First, I don’t like tomatoes and I was not going to participate in this week’s Sunday Supper. I only buy tomatoes to put into other people’s salad. Ketchup, pizza sauce, pasta sauce, they are all fine but I just can’t do tomatoes. But then I found this recipe and decided to jump in. Second, rarely do I ever misread a recipe but I did this time. As I put the bacon in my cast iron pan to begin to cook it I reread the recipe to see it was meant to be baked and only partially at that. So I changed the recipe to just include cooked bacon. I cooked the bacon thoroughly but not too crisp and laid it over the chicken and tomato slice adding the mozzarella later. It worked just fine. Another change I made was using fresh mozzarella rather than slices.