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Gluten-Free Paleo Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4

This simple salad makes a great protein-packed meal with plenty of flavor that's Paleo-friendly and sure to please. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Chicken

4
chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
4
slices gluten-free bacon (not thick cut)
1
tablespoon olive oil

Salad

3
tablespoons cider vinegar
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4
cup honey
1/2
teaspoon sea salt flakes
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
2
tablespoons olive oil
8
cups packed mixed baby greens (kale, chard, spinach)

Steps

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  • 1
    Place each chicken breast between 2 pieces of plastic wrap, and pound to 1/4 inch. Wrap 1 slice bacon around each chicken breast, starting and ending on bottom of chicken breast (bacon will go around chicken breast twice). Secure ends of bacon on underside with toothpick, and place in medium bowl. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil, and rub to coat.
  • 2
    Heat 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Place chicken, top side down, in skillet and cook until bacon is beginning to brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Carefully turn chicken, and continue to cook 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of chicken reads 165°F.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, make dressing: Beat vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper with whisk. Drizzle in 2 tablespoons olive oil slowly, beating to combine. Reserve 1/4 cup dressing; set aside. Add greens to remaining dressing, and toss to coat; divide evenly among 4 serving plates.
  • 4
    Transfer chicken breasts to plate to cool slightly. Remove toothpicks. Top each salad with 1 chicken breast. Drizzle 1 tablespoon dressing over each chicken breast. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Wrap bacon around chicken breasts so ends are tucked underneath. When securing bacon with toothpicks, try to keep bacon as flat as possible so it will cook thoroughly, and go through each end twice if necessary to properly secure bacon.
  • Maple syrup makes a nice substitution for the honey, and it adds a fun fall feeling to the dish.
  • Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
30%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
740mg
31%
Potassium
890mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
19g
Protein
34g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
410%
410%
Vitamin C
130%
130%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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