These are one of my children’s favorites dishes! And so easy to prepare…..
All you will need is:
- Chicken breast (the recipe uses 1 breast cut in half)
- sliced Bacon ( I use a 10 oz package)
- EVO (extra virgin olive oil)
- Salt or an herbed salt find some herbed salt recipes here
- Herbs (optional)
Cut the chicken breast in half and cut out any bone or cartilage in the chicken breast keeping the halves intact.
Cut each half chicken breast almost in half from the back, the side that is least smooth.
Sprinkle the opened half chicken breast with salt, or an herb salt of choice and/or you can add herbs, rosemary, sage, thyme, fresh or dried if you like.
Cut a strip of bacon in half and place on top of the salted area and fold the breast back together.
Wrap each half chicken breast with as many slices of bacon needed to cover, 4 or 5 usually.
Sprinkle with a little more salt and a little EVO.
Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish and cook in preheated oven, 350°F for 40-50 mins.
Turn the breast halves a couple times while cooking so the bacon crisps on all sides.
When they are done cooking let stand for 5 minutes to cool before cutting.
I usually cut the chicken breasts while still in the baking dish so the meat soaks up some of the juices.
This is great with any side dish, mashed cauliflower, roasted carrots, salad, applesauce, you name it, we love it!