So much so that this year my dad ordered some special meats for our family for Christmas, including some amazing flavored thick-cut bacon, and Hawaiian chicken breasts.
The Hawaiian chicken breasts are stuffed with a special ooey-gooey cheese and pineapple chunks, then wrapped in bacon. Beautiful, woven bacon that sizzles and oozes into the chicken as it bakes.
But unfortunately, the girls hate these Hawaiian chicken breasts. They particularly hate the oozing cheese.
So, in order to have some more of these, we decided to make an equivalent of these for our girls, with none of that icky stuff that they don't like. And since Lindsey REALLY wanted to help make dinner, I decided to put her crafting skills to work, weaving bacon.
Four strips of bacon the long way, four strips cut in half, then woven together to make a mat of meat. We put the chicken breast in the middle of it, wrapped it around the chicken breast and set it on the broiling pan with the stuff ones.
400 degrees for between 50 and 60 minutes, and voila.
A little sauteed broccoli on the side, and I had four happy, filled family members.
No, I did NOT have to find a special frying pan for this recipe. And yes, I did have to cut the bacon.