Bacon Jacked Chicken

I made this recipe for lunch yesterday.   It was so good and offered something different than plain chicken.  I used turkey bacon on this but you can you pork bacon as well.  You can cut a chicken breast into strips for more of a chicken finger take on it or leave them as the whole breast.  I used these thin sliced chicken breasts I had in the freezer and they cooked up great!  I did try a piece drizzled with just a little bitty bit of honey and it was SO good!..however I wanted to keep this as a no carb option but I just wanted to share..a touch of honey was a win! :) 

Bacon Jacked Chicken

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts pounded to even thickness

  • 2 slices of thin sliced pepperjack cheese cut in half (4 pieces total- 1 for each chicken breast)

  • 4 strips of turkey or pork bacon

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder 

  • Dried or fresh parsley to garnish

  1. Preheat oven to 375*

  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and top with a wire cooking rack (this will allow the bacon to crisp better)

  3. Season the chicken breast with salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper

  4. Place half a slice of cheese on top of the chicken then wrap with a piece of bacon. 

  5. Bake for 20-25min then switch to Broil and broil for 2-3 min until bacon finishes crisping (keep a watch on it as it can happen quickly)

Nutrition per serving (4oz) Calories: 230 Fat: 8g Carbs: 0g Protein: 39g Sodium: 300mg