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Caprese Chicken with Bacon

Smoky bacon, fresh basil, ripe tomatoes and gooey mozzarella top this appealing chicken caprese recipe. The aroma as it bakes is irresistible! —Tammy Hayden, Quincy, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Place bacon in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° until partially cooked but not crisp, 8-10 minutes. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • Place chicken in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan; brush with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with tomatoes and basil. Wrap each in 2 bacon strips, arranging bacon in a crisscross.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400° until a thermometer reads 170°, 20-25 minutes. Top with cheese; bake until melted, 1 minute longer.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half: 373 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 821mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 47g protein.
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