Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Tomato Basil Sauce

Italy, the Italian Riviera to be exact is the inspiration for Bacon Wrapped Chicken with tomatoes & Basil.
Watch the short how-to video and see just how easy this is to make!

6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
6 slices bacon
1 clove garlic
1 ½ pounds (about 3 cups) tomatoes  (1 28 ounce can chopped tomatoes)
4 Tablespoons basil
Salt & pepper
4-5 tablespoons olive oil  (6 Tablespoons olive oil)
Peel, seed and chop the tomatoes
Place tomatoes in a  non stick sauce pan and cook over medium heat until softened and juice is reduced by half
Add basil, stir and remove from heat
Pour tomatoes into a baking dish and sprinkle with salt & pepper
Finely slice the garlic clove
Place one garlic slice into the center of each chicken thigh
Wrap chicken thighs with one slice of bacon each
Snuggle the chicken thighs into the tomato basil sauce
Drizzle with olive oil
Bake in preheated 400F oven for 55-60 minutes

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