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Caprese Chicken with Bacon


Smoky bacon, fresh basil,
ripe tomatoes and gooey
mozzarella top these
appealing chicken breasts.
The aroma as they bake is
from Taste of Home

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  • 4 Servings Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • 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



Step 1

• Place bacon in an ungreased ls-in. x 10-in. x l-in. baking pan. Bake
at 4000 for 8-10 minutes or until partially cooked but not
crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
• Place chicken in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking 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 4000 for 20-25 minutes or until a meat
thermometer reads 1700• Top with cheese; bake 1 minute longer or
until melted.
• Yield: 4 servings

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