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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 216.8
  • Total Fat: 13.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 51.9 mg
  • Sodium: 249.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 20.5 g

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Chicken with Bacon, Tomato and Thyme

Submitted by: GRANNY2

Introduction

A twist on the classic BLT--substitute lettuce with thyme! A twist on the classic BLT--substitute lettuce with thyme!
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    4 slices bacon, cooked
    2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 tbsp chopped red onion
    2-1/4 inch sliced tomato

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Directions

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.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GRANNY2.






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  • 12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Very good! If you turn the temperature of oven down to 325 and bake for 45 mins. chicken will stay jucier - 7/18/09

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    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! - 2/2/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Me and my husband enjoyed this dish. I covered it with foil half-way through cooking in order to retain some moisture in the chicken. I will be making this again! - 1/29/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    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. - 7/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My husband loved it! - 10/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was good enough that we've added it to the bi-weekly meal rotation. Very easy to make, everyone from the 4 year old to my husband liked it. - 8/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    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 :) - 7/22/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Lovely flavour, very good - 10/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It was yum. I used chicken thigh fillets instead of breast, thighs aren't as dry. - 2/5/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I find chicken breast tends to be dry. But the flavors were really nice, and I'll make this again. Need to keep the chicken moist somehow. My Sweetie loved it and wants more. - 1/28/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    THIS RECIPE WAS DELICIOUS! - 1/28/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    it was easy to make and pretty tasty - 1/27/09

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a big bacon fan, but this tasty. - 1/28/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    MMMMMMMMMMMMM. I substituted turkey for the chicken, leftovers.... Soooooooooooo good! - 1/28/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious - 1/27/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a very easy recipe and it would be special enough to serve company. - 1/27/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've made a variation before and loved it! Will have to try with the tomato - 6/4/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    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! - 6/2/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious-I baked this at 325 for 15 minutes and it was tender and moist. - 5/29/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful and easy - good enough to serve company - 5/28/08

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good & easy to make - 5/27/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It's was great, my hole famely like it. - 5/27/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    great idea and delicious too - 5/27/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was great,I cooked it up for tomorrow - 5/27/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty, I used a little spaghetti sauce instead of olive oil, kept it from drying out. Cooked on 350 for half an hour, it was great! Thanks for sharing =) - 5/27/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I also tucked in a thin slice of lemon for each breast...cooked slowly, and basted chicken with juices that cooked out...very good. Thanks. - 5/27/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    lower cals by using olive oil spray, turkey bacon,microwave.pound the breast to flatten slightly,add to skillet(1 tsp,o.o.) place chick. etc. cover pan cook 12-15 minutes. - 5/27/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    delicious and easy!! - 5/27/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make and very good tasting also. - 5/27/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    IT WAS GREAT!! - 5/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've made this twice. My husband and I both loved it the first time. Substituted reg. onion and canned spiced diced tomatoes and it just wasn't as good the 2nd time, but still tasty. - 1/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My family loved it! I used turkey bacon and dried thyme and it tasted great. - 11/7/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My family thought I had prepared a gourmet meal! I made a lot and it was even better the next day for lunch. I think I'll try it with turkey bacon next time to cut down on the calories and fat. YUMMY!!! - 10/16/07

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this for lunch it was great , something different in tase . I enjoyed making this and would definetly make it again.( Carbs. are low and I to used Turkey bacon) - 10/15/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I too used turkey bacon to reduce calories. I also used dried thyme - which I probably would replace with fresh next time. Thanks. - 10/14/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I can't eat pork, so I replaced the bacon with turkey bacon and it was still terrific! - 10/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    delicious!!! - 10/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love chicken and this is so simple and easy to make. I love it! - 10/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    awesome! - 10/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    IT WAS SUPER DELICIOUS - 10/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is one of the best tasting chicken breast recipes I've ever made. It was so easy to prepare. The whole family loved it. This one's at the top of my list. So much flavor and very tender and moist. - 3/28/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Not only was this recipe easy to make, but delicous too. I've added it to my recipe box and I know I will make it over and over again. - 3/20/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty. - 1/31/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very delicious and seeing this now I think i will make some next weekend. - 1/31/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am someone that can never get my chicken to stay moist and tender. I made this with one variation,I kept the bottom of my pan coated with the extra bacon under the chicken. I also only cooked for 25 minutes. It was the best chicken I have ever eaten. Great recipe. Thanks. - 8/17/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We found it to be dry, but my husband had the good idea of dipping it in Worcheshire sauce and that helped alot! - 2/4/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very tasty - 1/27/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic way to liven up your chicken breasts - 1/27/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I haven't tried this yet, but have a suggestion to prevent dry chicken. I never thaw chicken before baking it. 1 hour at 350 and the chicken stays very, very moist. I use spray olive oil and seasonings will stick to the chicken. A little water in the bottom of the pain to make clean up easier. - 1/27/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    AWESOME! - 1/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    all the foods I love and fine for my diet Can't beat that! - 1/30/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It doesn't say the weight of the chicken breast, so I don't know the real amount of calories in this. - 10/11/07

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I plan to try this receipe. - 10/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is extremely tasty and healthy!!!!!!!!! - 4/17/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good and very easy to make. Will probably become a staple at our house! - 3/25/07

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  • We started making this from sparkrecipes a few years ago and it remains on my families list of regulars. - 8/7/14

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  • Very yummy!! - 8/18/12

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  • has anyone tried it without chicken i'm debating it but idk if it will still be good - 2/12/12

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  • This was delicious! I pounded the chicken slightly to make it more even for cooking. After reading the reviews, I baked it at 350degrees..it reached the proper internal temp in 17 minutes and was still quite moist. Served on whole wheat sandwich thins with some fruit - will definitely make again. - 2/1/12

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  • I used chicken thighs instead. Chicken breast is too expensive and if you don't cook it perfectly dries out too quickly. The thighs are also more flavorful. - 1/31/12

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  • Loved this! I added a slice of mozzerella under the bacon and over the tomato :) YUM! - 8/31/11

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  • The chicken was flavorful and juicy wrapped in the bacon! - 7/26/11

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  • This was very good! Somehow, the chicken came out really moist and juicy and at the same time, the bacon was crispy and done to perfection - Great recipe! - 5/30/11

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  • A really great taste! I added a little balsamic vinegar but the dish was excellent to start. - 3/28/11

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  • Very good!!!! will make over, and over, and over..... - 2/19/11

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  • I have made this chicken twice. It is wonderful! We served it to guests and it was a hit. I do turn the oven to 350 when the chicken goes in. And I put the onions, thyme and tomato on before the bacon. Nice, nice flavor and very pretty on the plate. - 2/8/11

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  • My husband & I both LOVE IT! We will make this again and again! - 2/5/11

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  • I cook chicken with skin on in the oven on a grill rack with water in bottom of pan which keeps in the moisture of the chicken then I cook bacon under grill which gets rid of excess fat. To serve remove skin from chicken , arrange bacon on top and garnish with tomato and chopped sage - 2/3/11

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  • Delish!!! - 2/1/11

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  • Looking forward to trying this one. - 1/31/11

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  • Another hit! I didn't have any bacon or thyme so used prosciutto and sage. Baked it on a bed of sliced, roasted garlic adding chicken broth to pan for moisture. Put under broiler last few minutes to brown and crisp. Delightful! Thanks. - 1/31/11

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  • Different, not bad - 1/31/11

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  • Very good---I enjoyed it-- - 1/31/11

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  • what more could you want ? good tasting easy and everybody loves it . - 1/31/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds really good!! - 2/10/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sound good - 1/27/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will try - 1/27/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is something I can even get my boyfriend to eat! I'll prob cut back on the bacon though - 1/27/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Any substitues for those of us who don't eat bacon? - 1/27/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sound delicious and easy to make. I'm making it as soon as possible. - 1/27/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Where's the thyme? - 1/27/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'll use turkey bacon, removing lots of FAT! Sounds yummy. - 1/27/10

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great! I can't wait to make this tonight! Thanks for sharing. - 1/27/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    will be fixing this over the weekend, sounds great!! - 1/27/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    to reduce the cholesterol, maybe turkey bacon, that is what i use. very tasty - 1/27/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Bacon is a wee bit fattening for me personally so I might try subbing in turkey bacon. Otherwise sounds really mouth watering :) - 1/27/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great.......will be trying soon. - 1/27/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds simple and great! Cannot wait to try it! Thank you. - 1/27/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good! - 5/7/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Guess whats for supper. This sounds delicious. - 5/7/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yum, I'm going to make this for dinner tonight - 2/5/09

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    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Definitely will be making this one! - 1/29/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds amazing...can't wait to try - 1/28/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great - plan to try it this week. I think I'll use turkey bacon for even fewer calories and less fat! - 1/28/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious! I plan to try this recipe. Will substitute the bacon for lowfat turkey bacon. - 1/28/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will be preparing this over the weekend with turkey bacon - 1/28/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    SOUNDS GOOD ,WILL HAVE TRY IT - 1/27/09

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Think i will make this tonight. sounds good. - 1/27/09

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    M M Good - 1/27/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this sounds delicious i am making it for my hubby tonight and i know he'll love it because anything with bacon is a winner :0 - 1/27/09

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