Monday, February 10, 2014

Bacon Saves The Salad!

I'm not sure if it's all the Pinterest pictures with bacon or just me, but I've been craving bacon lately. I've always loved bacon, but I have never craved it like I have the last few weeks. I was looking at the chicken I had to cook the other night, and I was filled with disdain. Not another boring salad with chicken on top. I was tapping my foot and trying to think of ways to dress up my chicken flavor for a different salad. Then I spotted the package and I knew I had my answer. Bacon.

I'm sure there are lots of delicious ways to use bacon with your salad but here's how I made our bacon wrapped chicken salads. This tasted wonderful, and I'm sure we'll be having this again when our salads start to get boring. We've also had this with baked sweet potato as a side and the flavors were great together.

You will need:

  • 3 Chicken Breasts
  • 7-8 Slices Of Bacon ( I used thick sliced maple cured bacon) 
  • Your Favorite Barbecue Sauce
  • Maple Syrup
  • Grape Jelly (optional)
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Crumbled or Shredded Cheese 
Preheat oven to 400. Bake Chicken on foil lined sheet at 400 degrees for 25- 30 minutes or until there's no pink. Then slice each breast into about 5 strips. Cut each strip of bacon in half and wrap around the sliced chicken. In a bowl mix half of cup of Barbecue sauce with 2 tablespoons of Maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of Grape jelly (optional) then brush over the wrapped chicken. Return to the oven and back until the bacon has caramelized and crisped around the edges. Prepare your salad: chop lettuce and tomato sprinkle with cheese of choice then top with the bacon wrapped chicken. Enjoy!

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98 comments:

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  2. This looks delicious! Seriously, bacon makes EVERYTHING better! Definitely going to have to try this recipe. :)

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  3. That sounds scrumptious! Pinning this to my Good Eats board. I have all of those ingredients and will give it a try. I buy chicken tenderloins most of the time instead of the breast because they are more tender so I will have to adjust the cooking time. Have you tried wrapping the bacon while the chicken is cooking? I'm just wondering if the chicken will get too done?

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  4. Looks great, minus the bacon for me! I'm a non-pig-eater! :D But a yummy salad is always delicious.

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  5. I think I gained 5 pounds just reading this. Yummy! Thanks for the idea.

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  6. This sounds so yummy! It would work well with quail too! Of course anything wrapped in bacon is good! Ha!

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  7. Well if ya gotta eat salad it's better with bacon! That looks so yummy!

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  8. Man oh man that looks good. My oldest son will love this recipe. It has his two favorite ingredients, bacon and BBQ sauce.

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  9. I seriously could never be a vegetarian with delicious dishes around. I loooove bacon! I'm excited to try this...have you ever made a spinach salad with crumbled bacon, dried cranberries, and a somewhat sweet creamy italian dressing (I like doing a homemade one with some honey)? SOOooo tasty. P.S. I LOVE how you have your pages up at the top as photos!! That is so eye-catching.

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    1. Hi Liz, Mmm Bacon. No I couldn't be a vegetarian either, but we are finally starting to get more variety in our veggie section at the grocery store so it helps. That spinach salad sounds amazing! I love dried cranberries and we tend to add spinach to all our salads since I need the extra iron. Everyone seems to be on the kale bandwagon these days. Am I the only one who thinks it tastes like dirt?

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  10. Yumm! That looks delicious. I haven't had bacon in so long!

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  11. Bacon saves everything...let's be honest. :-) I always add real bacon bits to my salad -because, if it just tastes that much better.

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  12. This looks & sounds delicious! My hubby would love it. Thanks so much for sharing! :D

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  13. I'm a huge fan of bacon too! "Bacon makes everything better" is my motto with most meals. And wrapping it around chicken, or other meats, really helps to add flavor and moisture. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Great recipe! I love bacon on anything, and so does my husband. Your blog appearance is very inviting. I love the island logo too. Creative :)

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  15. Interesting. Will have to try it on the husband minus the greens.

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  16. I don't eat meat, but that looks good, nonetheless!

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  17. I don't eat bacon, so I can't say too much about this haha (the level of saturated fat alone is enough to make me run in the opposite direction). I'd recommend to everyone to use romaine lettuce, since iceburg has essentially no nutritional value. I wonder what kind of alternative people who don't consume meat could use instead? The ingredients list is very interesting, it sounds like it makes a well-balanced meal as far as flavor goes. Great pictures though! Although I would have liked to see a photo of all the ingredients laid out prior to any cooking :).

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  18. OMG! This looks positively delectable! I'll definitely be trying this! Thank you!

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  19. This looks and sounds delicious! Will have to pin for later {my bacon-loving husband would LOVE this if I made it}
    Thanks for sharing!
    -Stacey

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  20. Bacon makes anything better! :) Stopping by from Blogelina Commentathon.

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  21. This looks so delicious. Just checked out the rest of your blog - love it! Can't wait to follow you and check out more. Great job :)

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  22. Oooohh... yummy! Love bacon. I'm pinning this recipe, thanks!

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  23. Sounds delicious! I think I started drooling as I read this post! Bacon is one of those deadly things that makes everything better. I also have used home made bacon bits in brocoli salad and it adds such amazing flavour!

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  24. This looks super easy, and I think it's perfect for those nights when a salad is just what should be eaten--those warm nights, that is.
    Thank you for sharing this!

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  25. I agree with a previous comment that bacon makes everything better. Yummy.

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  26. Wow! This looks so yummy I may just have to try this with my boys... who are the pickiest of eaters :-)

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

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  27. I just ate and I can see myself eating again!

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  28. Oh you just made me hungry! Thank you for the idea, I believe I'll be adding this to the meal plan for next week! :)

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  29. This sounds great! I love anything with bacon!

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  30. Becky
    That looks delicious! I love bacon ~ especially with chicken. Yum!

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  31. This looks yummy, Unfortunately we don't eat poultry or meat very often. Thanks for the share!

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  32. This looks delicious. Love chicken dishes.

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  33. Bacon makes anything look and taste better. My aunt and mom used to put bacon grease in almost all of their dishes to add flavor. Needless to say that made for a lot of bacon eating.

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  34. You had me at "bacon" lol. Seriously, that looks delicious!

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  35. While not a fan of bacon (hugely), I like the idea of this--can incorporate it into dinner tonight!

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  36. This looks really good. My grandkids love salad and I think this would be a hit with them. I think I'll try and make it this week for them. Yum!

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  37. this looks really good and creative. I would never have heard of anything like this before your post. Thanks.

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  38. This looks really good and I love the combination of sweet and savory ingredients.

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  39. This look awesome- I like the combo of the bacon and the syrup. the sweet with the salty. Great idea. Thanks

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  40. Bacon makes everything better!!

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  41. This does look and sound great. Bacon is heaven! Thanks

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  42. This looks like something my husband and daughter would both love!

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  43. I admit I'm a bacon lover too...and I'm always surprised how much better grape jelly makes things! This is on my to-try list!

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  44. Oh wow, I saw the picture and thought this was going to be time consuming and hard to make. Love it!! Easy and not time consuming at all. I am trying this at the end of the week so I can shop for the ingredients and be ready for a salad this weekend :) Thank you for sharing!

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  45. this looks delicious! I would eat more salads if they could be like this :)

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  46. Bacon can make even a salad a guilty pleasure! I like the use of the BBQ sauce I bet the Bacon & BBQ sauce taste great together!

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  47. My hubby would eat this up--literally!!! :)

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  48. This looks amazing! I love that there is bacon involved

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  49. i am going to have to give this a try! my husband loves anything with bacon on it!

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  50. Oh boy this sounds amazing! And it sounds like something that my kids would like too!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  51. Looks awesome I love just about any food with bacon ..

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  52. Sounds good! I love adding bacon to anything :)

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  53. i'll ask my wife to cook this. thank you for sharing the recipe :0 it looks yum!

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  54. Mmmm anything with bacon in it is good! Wrapping chicken in it sounds great! lol Not to sure about the grape jelly though...Im interested but not sure if im curious enough to try it lol

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  55. This sounds wonderful. I love bacon and chicken you can add it to anything to make it wonderful.

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  56. I think bacon makes everything taste better. Thanks for the recipe.

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  57. Bacon wrapped ANYTHING is always amazing! Thanks for the great recipe, i'll be having this for dinner very soon!

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  58. All of my favorite ingredients wrapped up into one recipe. Yum! Can't wait to try this!

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  59. Yum! I will have to try this sometime! It looks so good!

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  60. Yummy! My gang would love this. Thanks for sharing!

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  61. This looks AMAZING! I bet I could even get my kids to eat more salad this way... Bacon makes everything better!

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  62. THIS LOOKS WONDERFUL!! I AM ACTUALLY GONNA TRY THIS OUT TONIGHT!! THANKS FOR SHARING

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  63. This looks absolutely delicious!

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  64. BACON! I have most of these ingredients so might try soon

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  65. Bacon is delicious, and a must have! This looks delicious! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

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  66. I would love to try this.I've had bacon wrapped hotdogs before and it was real good so I can only imagine how this will turn out

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  67. We love chicken and we love bacon. This will be so perfect for us!

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  68. This looks so yummy! I totally want to give this a try! Thanks for sharing!

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  69. I love it! This looks so good. Everything tastes better with bacon. :)

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  70. This looks tasty. Everything is better with bacon.

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  71. You are a Fabulous Cook All of these delicious recipes that you come up with, awesome~~ Another one for me to Pin. This will be my next chicken salad. Love Bacon! Can't wait!! Again Thankyou for another wonderful recipe!! :0)~~

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  72. This looks like such a yummy summer dish to make!

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  73. I just was at the store and bought a bunch of thick bacon. Now I know how I want to cook it. Thank you for this inspiring recipe.

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  74. This looks good, but I might use Turkey Bacon instead.

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  75. Bacon, one of my favorite foods, great recipe.

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  76. I would like to make this bacon wrapped chicken salad. It looks so delicious.

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  77. Oh wow, this looks so delish! I definitely have to try this out sometime!

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  78. Im a firm believer that a salad is not a salad without bacon lol!! This deliciousness just proves my point!!

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  79. This looks sooooo delicious! Bacon makes everything better! LOL

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  80. This looks like it could be one of my favorites...Cant wait to try it!

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  81. This looks super delicious. I would love some of that right now. Very satisfying.

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  82. Yhe bacon wrap chicken salad looks delicious and I will be using this recipe too try.

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  83. This sounds so good. We eat alot of chicken and this will be a great new recipe to try. Thank you so much for sharing

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  84. This looks delicious. I just got a new dish from Bob Evans like this last night. Chicken with bacon over it and caramelized onions. Oh it was fantastic!

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  85. This looks like a delicious summer main dish!

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  86. I agree that plain chicken salad can get boring, and I love how you doctored it up with some new flavors. My favorite thing is that your recipes don't require any special ingredients or extra trips to the store, most of them use things I've already got at home!

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  87. My son would love this dish. Anything with chicken, bacon and maple syrup in it, would be a winner in this house!!

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  88. I love bacon this would be a great change and delicious.

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  89. I am not a fan of chicken salad; however, I will try anything wrapped in bacon .Thank you for sharing!

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  90. This looks very delicious. Thanks for posting!

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  91. You had me at bacon! Yummy! I can't wait to try this. Thanks for the recipe!

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  92. Fabulous recipe..love the BACON ..and the maple syrup is a surprising and delicious addtion

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