Sunday, March 10, 2013

Caprese Chicken with Bacon

I adore the flavors of caprese!  I love the fresh taste of basil and tomato together, and mozzarella is my very favorite type of cheese.  Now throw some bacon to the caprese mix and holy cow, we have a major winner!  This dinner is so simple, so fresh, so beautiful and so delicious!  It really couldn't be easier to throw together and my house always smells divine while its baking.  I love this dish and I think that you will too!

Caprese Chicken with Bacon

8 strips of bacon
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 Tablespoon olive oil 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 plum tomatoes, sliced
6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
4 slices mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place bacon in an ungreased baking dish.  Bake for 8-10 minutes or until partially cooked but not crispy.  Remove to paper towels to drain.  Place chicken in an ungreased 13x9 baking dish.  Brush chicken with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Top with tomatoes and basil.  Wrap each breast in two bacon strips, arranging bacon in a criss-cross.  Bake uncovered, at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees.  Top with cheese and bake 1 minute longer or until melted.  

Recipe Source:  Taste of Home
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  1. Oh yum!! Caprese is so amazing. And anything with bacon on it - I mean come on, it just makes life better :)

  2. How you you not love something with bacon on it! This looks and sounds really good. I bet this would be great when my tomatoes and basil are fresh from the garden! Yum!

    Thank you for linking this great recipe to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party!

    Cynthia at

  3. These would be a hit with my hubby! Thanks for sharing! I nominated you for the Liebster Award :) You can check it out here:

    Have a great day!

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  5. Bacon and chicken with cheese...what's not to love! It looks delicious.
    Thanks so much for linking up at Real Family Fun!
    Hope to see you again next week.

  6. Quick, easy and delicious recipes are my favs, and this fits the bill. Thanks so much for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday.

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  7. I love ANYTHING caprese - these looks so good! Found you at the Lady Behind the Curtain!

  8. Oh YUM!! I love summer when caprese appears more and more on menus! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I just put together a "50 Fabulous Chicken Dishes" Recipe Round Up from links that were submitted to The Weekend re-Treat over the past couple of weeks and this recipe was included and featured in today's post!

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes


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