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Caprese Chicken with Bacon

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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. 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. While you can use sliced mozzarella, I found the fresh to melt beautifully.

Caprese Chicken with Bacon

Caprese Chicken with Bacon

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Caprese Chicken with Bacon is a delicious meal for any night of the week.

Ingredients

  • 8 bacon strips, cooked but not crisp
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan; drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with sliced tomatoes and basil. Lay 2 bacon strips across tomato slices, breaking bacon in half if necessary.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Top with cheese; bake 1 minute longer or until melted.

Notes

Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine

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Christie

Tuesday 1st of January 2019

The combination of caprese and bacon together sounds so good! Like a BLT with cheese on chicken.

Jan Thomas

Sunday 30th of December 2018

This looks so refreshing! I am so in need of new dinner ideas! Pinning this one!

Christine

Wednesday 12th of April 2017

I love easy recipes like this for when I just don't know what to cook for the family!

Raksha

Wednesday 12th of April 2017

Recipe looks yummy. I would prefer having it without bacon :) Loved your blog too.

Lindsay Cotter

Wednesday 12th of April 2017

So glad this worked out for you despite misreading the recipe! Phew, what a relief, right?! This looks like a family-pleasing dinner!

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