Apple Bacon Baked Chicken

Apple Bacon Baked Chicken

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S Nunes 0

"This is a nice spin on traditional baked chicken and apples - bacon makes it that much better! This recipe can be easily adapted for the fall fruits or veggies you have on hand, and is delicious served with mashed sweet potatoes."

Ingredients

3 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 371 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 371 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.2g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 30.7 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 760 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Soak cranberries in apple cider in a bowl until cranberries are rehydrated, 2 to 6 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Coat bottom of a baking dish with olive oil.
  3. Arrange chicken breasts in the prepared baking dish; sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
  4. Whisk mustard and applesauce together in a small bowl; spoon over chicken breasts. Lay two half-slices of bacon atop each chicken breast. Arrange apples and onions around chicken. Add cranberries, pouring any remaining apple cider over chicken. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and continue baking until bacon is crisp and chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 20 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Footnotes

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  • Suggested additions/substitutions: McIntosh apples, Bartlett pears, and sweet potatoes would all work in this dish. You could substitute apple, cranberry, or even grape juice for cider, or use fresh cranberries and skip the cider soak.
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I think that the core of the recipe is really good. I just made the recipe and it came out pretty tasty. I didn't have any apples on hand and I hate onions, so I left them out. Used apple juice ...

Chicken turned out very favorful. Apples were too mushy though. There is no need to soak the cranberries for hours - I started soaking them as I cooked the bacon and had it all in the oven 20 ...

Excellent! with some changes of course. Following the advice of other reviewers, I substituted "Motts for Totts" apple juice for the cider. I used twice the apple sauce (1 cup total) but mixed i...