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Chicken with Bacon, Cream and Thyme

Impressive with flavor with little effort makes this a great recipe for entertaining. Classic Flavor combinations of this dish are a perfect pairing for a classic Pinot Noir..

Course Chicken Breast, Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword bacon, baked, chicken breast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 682 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 slices bacon good quality.
  • 8 springs thyme. plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces chicken stock
  • 8 ounces heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly season the chicken with salt and pepper. Wrap 2 pieces of bacon around each breast forming an X in the middle of one side, overlapping the ends on the other side. Tuck 2 thyme springs per breast under the X.
  3. Heat an oven proof pan over medium high heat. Add the oil to the frying pan, cast iron works well for this.

  4. When oil is hot add chicken breasts and brown on both sides. About 5-6 minutes total. Start with the non-X side to bacon will sear together and not fall off.

  5. Once the chicken is browned, add the stock, cream and garlic. Bring to a boil.
  6. Transfer the pan to the oven, or transfer the chicken to a baking dish, along with the sauce. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Season with salt and pepper and let stand a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken with Bacon, Cream and Thyme
Amount Per Serving
Calories 682 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 252mg84%
Sodium 616mg27%
Potassium 1008mg29%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 56g112%
Vitamin A 1013IU20%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.