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Caprese Chicken with Bacon

Course Entrée
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 8 bacon strips
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (6 oz. each)
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 2 plum tomatoes sliced
  • 6 loosely packed fresh basil leaves thinly sliced
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Place bacon in an ungreased 15x10x1” baking pan.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • Place chicken in an ungreased 9x13” 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 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees.
  • Top with cheese; bake 1 minute longer or until melted.
  • Makes 4 servings.