Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Paleo Chicken and Bacon


I know what you're thinking, "Paleo is a healthy diet, so why is there bacon in this recipe?" I thought the same thing, but paleo is all about protein, so ... enter bacon! We love bacon in our house, so I jump on any recipe that calls for it. My husband always quotes Jim Gaffigan: "You know how you know bacon is delicious? Because we put it on meals that we hate and they instantly become your favorite entree!"  Well, this recipe is super, super simple, so yummy, and it will be done in no time! Sadly, I did not have a sweet potato on hand, but it was still just as yummy without it!


Paleo Chicken and Bacon
2 SERVINGS 
PREP: 10 minutes           COOK: 20-25 minutes            READY IN: 30-35 minutes


  SIMPLE         HEALTHY      YUM
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INGREDIENTS


  • 2 chicken breast, trimmed
  • 4 pieces bacon
  • 1 cup asparagus (or other vegetable of choice)
  • 1 sweet potato (optional)
  • salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS


  1. If using a sweet potato, cut in half length wise, place cut side down on baking sheet for 20-25 minutes in 400┬║ oven or until soft. 
  2. When you have about 10 minutes left on the sweet potato, place bacon on a skillet over medium heat. 
  3. Dice your chicken into cubes and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Once the bacon has been cooking for a few minutes, push it to the side and add the chicken to the bacon grease. Cook on each side for about 5 minutes, or until cooked through. 
  5. The bacon will cook faster than your chicken, so once it's cooked take out the bacon and set it on a paper towel to absorb leftover grease. 
  6. Meanwhile, remove the sweet potato from the oven and cut it up into your serving dish. Cut cooled bacon and add it on top of sweet potato. 
  7. Check your chicken. If it's still not done, add a tablespoon of water to the skillet to keep it from drying out. 
  8. Once chicken is cooked through, add it to your dish. 

NUTRITION FACTS


(Including sweet potato)

    1 serving    300 calories  15g fat  15g carbs   27g protein   5g sugar   

Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from http://paleomg.com

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