Sunday, September 7, 2014
Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Chicken
2 - 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lbs.)
pretzels, crushed (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a wrack in the bottom of a baking dish (spray both with non-stick). Slice each of the chicken breasts into 3 equal strips (long) Wrap each chicken strip in a slice of bacon. Place on baking rack. Bake strips about 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked throughout. Remove from rack. Place in a baking dish sprayed with non-stick. Pour enough of the cheese dip over each to cover. Sprinkle with pretzels. Bake 5-8 minutes or until cheese dip is hot.
Comments: Somewhere I saw a recipe for bacon wrapped chicken strips but couldn't remember where so I decided to make my own. My chicken strips were about 1" wide and one piece of bacon was plenty to wrap with. Don't use pre-cooked bacon. It will brown before the chicken is done. For my cheese dip I used a jar of white cheese with peppers giving the dish another taste and the pretzels to add a crunch. This turned out very well. You could taste the bacon as well as the cheese and by cooking it on a rack the fat was able to drain making this a fairly healthy dish. You can also put this in individual baking dishes, instead of one large baking dish, before adding the cheese. I think Weight Watchers would love this one.