Place bacon slices on a sheet pan and bake in a preheated 400*F oven for about 10 minutes until half cooked. Remove and reserve. Working on a sheet pan, coat the chicken breast with olive oil and garlic. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Next, wrap 2 pieces of bacon strips criss cross around each piece of chicken forming an "X' pattern in the center. Sprinkle with the diced onion and place a thick slice of tomato and a couple sprigs of fresh thyme in the center of each breast, tucked under the bacon. Bake until chicken is completely cooked and reaches an internal temperature of 165*F, about 30 minutes.
Very much like my own recipe, except I brine the chicken breasts overnight in salt/sugar/wine/water to cover. This prevents the chicken from drying out. If I have some thin asparagus spears, I will wrap them up in there too!
This recipe was pretty easy & that is what I look for...tasty & easy. I replace thyme with cilantro for zest. I made a salsa mix from the tomatoe, onion & cilantro by placing in my food processor. It turned out pretty good.
Great recipe! I made it last night for dinner and left out the salt. I only had three slices of bacon I had one on mine and my husband had two - it was still delicious! Great flavor and easy to make :)
made this tonight and my husband and I loved it. I didn't have any thyme, so I used oregano instead. Instead of adding olive oil, I rolled the chicken in the bacon drippings that were left after cooking the bacon for 10 minutes. Thanks for this great recipe!