Thursday, March 24, 2011

easy bacon and chicken... healthier than it sounds!

I branched out and made something that wasn't spicy. It was good! Well actually, it was great. This is sort of like the Alice Springs Chicken you would get at Outback, but about 90% healthier, simply because it's not baked in fat and covered in sugar and more fat. I served it with a side salad: spinach, fuji apples, walnuts, craisins, and honey mustard vinaigrette.

3 fresh, skinless chicken breasts
1/3 cup worstershire sauce
1/4 cup Annie's lite honey mustard vinaigrette
herbes de province pinch (or italian herbs)
1 small onion, sliced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 T olive oil
about 9 sliced bacon, fried
1 cup cabot 50% reduced fat jalapeno cheese (or whatever you want)

Marinate the chicken in the worstershire, vinaigrette, salt, pepper, and herbs for at least 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grill chicken on low for approximately 7 minutes per side. While chicken is on grill, saute the onions and mushrooms in the olive oil until mushrooms are fully cooked and almost soggy. Remove chicken from grill, top with 3 sliced of bacon per breast, then mushroom mixture, then cheese and bake in an oven-safe casserole dish for about 5 minutes. Enjoy your delicious protein packed meal!


  1. Looks delicious! I'm excited to try this for dinner this week. Loving all of your recipes, keep it up!

  2. So glad you're enjoying them! This recipe is delicious- I used center cut bacon so that there is 40% less fat and the bacon was juicy yet crisp!