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Bacon-Wrapped Caprese Chicken Breasts

Thinly sliced chicken breasts and bacon were on sale, so I bought them.  We also had mozzarella and basil we needed to use up. 

Seasoned breasts with S&P and some herbs.  Laid bacon down flat, then chicken breast, then sliced tomato, mozzarella, and fresh basil.  Rolled them up and secured with toothpick.  Put on egg at 400 with some light smoke, raised direct.  Cooked until done as determined by Thermapen and Meathead's magnet. 

They were very good.  Meat stayed very moist and tender.  Now we just want to figure a way to make bacon even crispier without melting all the cheese out.  I would recommend everyone stuff something in a piece of chicken after wrapping it in bacon.


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  • caneggercanegger Posts: 524
    edited March 2013
    I know I heard of people pre cooking the bacon a bit so it would be crispy when everything else is done.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,450
    Very nice... That makes a real good meal when company comes over.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,962
    Looks great. Maybe "par - bake" the bacon in the oven for half the time it takes to fully cook.375 for 8-10 minutes.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,646
    Try microwaving the bacon for a bit.

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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,106
    Good deal, first I've seen of this one. Chicken breast could always use some help to change it up.
    Seattle, WA
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,187
    edited March 2013
    Griffin said:
    Try microwaving the bacon for a bit.
    this is it. Spread the bacon and nuke it on a lower power for a few minutes. The water drives off first then the fat. With less water, the bacon will crisp faster on the grill. 
    Never done it with chicken, but for pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon, I've rolled the almost finished tenderloins in a hot cast iron pan to crisp the bacon a bit. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 560
    Are the pictures showing up?  I uploaded them but can't see them.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,962
    Are the pictures showing up?  I uploaded them but can't see them.
    Not anymore. We ate them.  ;)

    Yes, 2 pics are under your OP)
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  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 560
    Lol, ok now they are.   Yeah we just got a microwave, so will have to try that next time.  Maybe I can even do thick bacon with that trick ;)
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Looks great, I'll be trying this.
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,067
    Looks terrific!
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,953
    Nice looking cook there. Chicken of any sort is so good on the egg. I will try a version of this for sure.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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