Apple Bacon Chicken

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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!

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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!

Mmmm...bacon!

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!

Enjoy!

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Apple Bacon Chicken
Apple Bacon Chicken
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Apple Bacon Chicken
Apple Bacon Chicken
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil and place a wire baking rack on top.
  2. Put the bacon slices on top of the wire rack and put in the oven to start baking.
  3. In a large saute pan, add the chicken and season with the poultry seasoning. Cook over medium heat.
  4. When the liquid in the pan starts to dry up, add up to 1/3 cup of the apple cider to keep moisture in the pan.
  5. Once the bacon is nice and crispy, remove from the oven. Once it has cooled a little, blot the grease with paper towels.
  6. Once the chicken has reached 160 degrees, remove from the pan. Pour the remaining 1/3 cup of the cider into the pan while still over the heat. Mix the cider with the brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Once there is nothing else stuck, add the onions, apples and 4 slices of the bacon chopped.
  7. Let simmer for 5-7 minutes. Add the Chicken back in and remove from heat. Let it sit in the sauce for a few more minutes, then serve.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Apple Bacon Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Sodium 475mg 20%
Potassium 547mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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