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Caprese Chicken with Bacon

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

4 servings

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
Caprese Chicken with Bacon Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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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

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place bacon in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake until partially cooked but not crisp, 8-10 minutes. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 165°, 15-20 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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