Prep:20 minutes Bake 20 minutes Makes 4 servings
8 bacon strips
4 boneless chicken breasts halves (6 ounces each)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 plum tomatoes
6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 . Place bacon in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
2 . Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until partially cooked but not crisp.
3 . Remove to paper towels to drain. Place chicken in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; brush with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with tomatoes and basil.
4 . Wrap each in two bacon strips, arranging bacon in a crisscross.
5 . Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Top with cheese; bake 1 minute longer or until melted.
Smoky bacon, fresh basil, ripe tomatoes and gooey mozzarella top these appealing chicken breasts. The aroma as they bake is irresistible!
**Medium-Bodied Red Wine**
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel