That’s right, I said bacon! Just in time for fall I would like to introduce you to my Apple Bacon Chicken recipe! It’s just as good as it sounds and still low in calories. It has a wonderful sweet and salty profile.
I used fresh apple cider, which brings a sweetness to the dish. Finding the fresh apple cider was a bit of a challenge here in California. Coming from New York, the Big Apple, the fresh cider would be everywhere this time of year. It’s amazing how different food shopping is out here, but you learn as you go, right? Like many products, I wondered if I was looking in the wrong place. I started asking around and what I found was that fresh cider isn’t a big deal here. The Californians in my social circle grew up with instant cider mix...who knew? I tried one more grocery store that usually has the oddball baking items I need and there it was!Related: Garlic: Not Just for Keeping Vampires Away
I walked through the produce and meat sections looking for inspiration of what would go well with the sweet apple flavor. I reached the bacon section and knew it was going to be a great dish!
We all know bacon in excess can be not-so-great for you. While the recipe would give each person about 2 pieces of bacon (which isn’t so bad), I still wanted to see about making it even healthier. So I looked at the different options and went with a thin cut, low sodium bacon that was about half the calories.
Plus, the bacon is being baked and not fried and we’re using a paper towel to blot the grease. We still get all the bacon goodness, with less saturated fat.
This recipe for Apple Bacon Chicken infuses sweet apple cider with salty bacon. Plus the addition of apple pieces in the sauce adds a new layer of texture and flavor.
It’s a win-win if you ask me!
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