We love salads in our house and I’m always looking for ways to spice up our classic favorites. The Healthy Foodie has images of the most gorgeous bacon wrapped chicken breast I have ever seen, I just had to give them a try. Paired with this light, refreshing version of the Caesar Salad, I felt satiated and pleased that I got some greens into my gang. The garlic bread scored some points as well.
- A half a bunch of kale, washed and torn away from the ribs.
- A half a head of romaine lettuce, washed ripped into bit sized pieces.
I was a new wife when my love for homemade dressings was born. I received Anne Lindsay’s The Lighthearted Cookbook, as gift from my mother-in-law. This dressing is still in my top 10.
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 anchovy fillet finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic grated or chopped
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
Whisk all ingredients together in a mason jar or measuring cup.
Place kale in the salad bowl and pour a small amount of dressing on top. With your hands, massage each leaf until completely covered with the mixture. Let it sit while you prepare the rest of the meal.
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 1/4 Parmesan cheese grated
- 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
- The zest of 1 small lemon
Cut the baguette on the diagonal, but not all the way through to the bottom. Add a generous amount of butter into each slice. Wrap it in foil. Place it in the oven 15 minutes before the chicken is done.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 12 slices of bacon
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Turn oven on to 400 degrees F.
Mix garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Wrap each chicken breast with three pieces of bacon.
Take the chicken out of the oven and allow it rest for a few minutes.
Toss the rest of the lettuce together with the kale. Take garlic bread out of the oven Slice the chicken . Serve and enjoy! ~ Gina Milanese
Thanks to Donna Brown at Donna Brown Design for the edits.