Recipe courtesy of George Stella

Chicken with Bacon, Tomato and Thyme

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. To par-cook bacon, lay slices on a sheet pan and bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for about 10 minutes until half-cooked. Remove and reserve.
  3. Working on a sheet pan, coat the chicken breast with olive oil and minced garlic. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Next, wrap 2 pieces of par-cooked 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 Roma tomato and a couple sprigs of fresh thyme in the center of each breast, tucked in behind the bacon.
  4. Arrange chicken a little apart from each other on the sheet pan and bake until the chicken is completely cooked and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 30 minutes.