Lean and Green Cheesy Bacon Smothered Chicken

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by chris.sloan
Apr 23, 2021 | Jump to Instructions

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Cheesy Bacon Smothered Chicken
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What is not to like about this recipe!? This Cheesy Bacon Smothered Chicken recipe takes very little time and taste amazing! Our house can't get enough of it!

Do you dream of eating
American
food at breakfast, lunch and dinner? Complete this lean and green
Cheesy Bacon Smothered Chicken
recipe and you will have made a
American
entree that is absolutely amazing, keeps you on plan and satisfies your cravings!

 

Difficulty
Easy
Servings
3
Cooking Time
25 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes

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Lean & Green Cheesy Bacon Smothered Chicken Ingredients

  • 10 oz Cooked Chicken Breast Sliced
  • 3 tsp Olive Oil
  • 6 slice Canadian Bacon Chopped
  • 4 slice Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Fresh Parsley
  • 5 tbsp Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese Grated
  • 1 cup Fresh Spinach Chopped
  • 1 slice Sun Dried Tomatoes Chopped

Lean & Green Cheesy Bacon Smothered Chicken Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, cook the Canadian bacon, remove from skillet, and drain off the fat. Chop the bacon and set aside for later. Using the same skillet add the olive oil.
  2. Lay the thinly sliced chicken in the skillet and cook on a medium to high heat for approximately 4 minutes on each side OR until brown on each side, cook until there is not pink in the chicken pieces.
  3. In the same skillet, add the almond milk, chicken broth, garlic powder, parsley, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese.Whisk over a medium/high heat until it begins to thicken.
  4. Add in the spinach and sun-dried tomatoes and allow it to simmer until the spinach starts to wilt. Turn the heat on low, add in the chicken pieces one at a time into the pan, lightly coat with the sauce and place the sliced mozzarella cheese over each piece of chicken and sprinkle the chopped bacon on top.
  5. Cover for approximately 1 minute until the cheese completely melts.

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I'm a little confused by the chicken. In the ingredients, it lists cooked chicken implying the chicken is already cooked. In the directions, it explains how to cook the chicken. Is the chicken sliced into strips? The picture doesn't seem to match the recipe. It looks like shredded cheese was used rather than sliced cheese in the recipe. (I'm not trying to be difficult, really.) Also, what is a serving size to meet the plan?

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