Bacon Wrapped Chicken

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I love this recipe because it's very easy, but it looks fancy. We used this at the dinner we put on before the Sadie Hawkins dance. 

 Ingredients:

Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts

Package of Bacon

Fresh Rosemary

2 TBSP garlic salt

1 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp pepper

swiss cheese (optional)

 Raw chicken is maybe the grossest thing to take pictures of. It is so unappetizing to look at. But stay with me here!! Your first step is to slice the chicken breast vertically so that it is thinner and easier to wrap around the rosemary. It also cooks in less time, so it stays juicier.

 Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix your garlic salt, pepper and paprika in a small bowl. Set aside.

Lay out one of your sliced chicken breasts. Sprinkle both sides with the seasoning mixture.

Put a sprig of rosemary at the end of the breast and roll it up around the rosemary. (*if you are using cheese, put the slice between the chicken and the rosemary. The chicken pictured does not have cheese.) Next wrap it with bacon and secure with a toothpick.

Lay your wrapped chicken breast in a glass pan.

(I sprayed my pan with cooking spray before putting the chicken in.)

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Bake for about 35 minutes at 400 degrees F. 

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 I love how pretty they look! This is a great protein to serve when you are looking for something gluten free. One of our guests was allergic to dairy, so we left out the cheese and they turned out great. We paired these with our green beans and sweet potatoes. We just used a vegan butter instead of regular butter in the sweet potatoes. (Click links for those recipes.)

These would also be amazing with mashed potatoes or asparagus....yummmmmmmm....

Oh and make sure your guests know there is a toothpick in the chicken when they are taking a bite. We accidentally poked one of our teenage guests. Yikes!!!