It is fall and today for dinner is a simple baked bacon and sage chicken breast that everyone will enjoy. on a crisp night.
Simple Baked Bacon and Sage Chicken Breast Video
Poultry is a popular pick for dinner here in America. I believe American’s love chicken because it is high in protein and leaner than beef. Also, poultry is so versatile that you can come up with a lot of dishes. From chicken wings to chicken breast the possibilities are endless.
BUYING AND STORING A CHICKEN BREAST AT HOME
I learned a lot when buying poultry. When purchasing chicken breast decide how much you need for serving and what you will use it for. Having fresh chicken in your home will eliminate stress and provide many options for creating amazing meals.
Fresh chicken breast are not hard to buy but, if not carful they can be expensive! Watch local sales on chicken breast and at the “right price point” buy as many as you need for a season.
Shopping and selecting a chicken breast it should be fresh. Try to buy chicken breast from local farmers or remember to watch sales at your local supermarkets. I usually, buy my chicken breast in bulk and store in the freezer for the best cost.
I like to purchase all natural free from preservatives and antibiotics. When chicken breast is on sale I stock up.
Advance purchase of chicken breast will save money and time!
Always check poultry’s sale by date, skin color and odor for color and smell. Odor of a chicken should smell like fresh and not foul. Skin of a fresh chicken shouldn’t look dry but, smooth and soft.
Sometimes a chickens color of skin may vary in yellow tones due to the feed they are given. Do not assume a chicken that is brighter in yellow tone is bad or good!
Rich colored feed filled with nutrients will result in a healthy chicken.
When you bring your chicken home make sure you store properly and do not let chicken juices touch other surfaces in home. Disinfect surfaces is there is contact.
Disinfect all surfaces when working with fresh chicken.
STORING YOUR CHICKEN BREAST AT HOME
Storing fresh chicken breast in your home is very convenient and makes busy days easier knowing fresh ingredients are a fingertips away!
Always store your chicken in the coldest part of your refrigerator and will store for two days. Cooked Chicken can store in refrigerator for three days.
You may freeze your poultry for up to eight months if wrapped tightly in heavy-duty plastic wrap or freezer paper. Cooked poultry can freeze for up to; two months if properly wrapped.
WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR LEFTOVER BACON AND SAGE CHICKEN BREAST
This Simple Baked Bacon and Sage Chicken Breast can stretch a long way with left overs. Baked chicken breast can be used for Chicken Salad, Chicken Sandwiches or Tacos.
Do take note, that I have tried to make this simple oven baked bacon and sage chicken breast on the grill but, it just does not taste as juicy and crispy as in the oven. this recipe is one that I keep saved not only is it easy but, I can cook a large quantity and prepare two meals from it; not only cost effective but simple.
WHY I USED HERBS FOR BAKING CHICKEN BREAST
Herbs have many benefits and a great way to add fresh ingredients to this simple oven baked bacon and sage chicken breast recipe. Experimenting with herbs is fun and will enhance flavors in your dishes you cook.
I used sage in this meal because it is a hardy perennial, and is in abundant in spring and fall. This soft, fuzzy herb and taste very fresh, vibrant and woody. Sage can be a strong herb, if you are not use to adjust the recipe a bit by only adding a one leaf verses several.
Simple Baked Bacon and Sage Chicken Breast Recipe
This is a great spin on chicken breast using a great Fall Herb, sage! Wrapped in bacon make a fall evening comforting creates an amazing flavor. This recipe is simple and you will enjoy it while eating and preparing.
- 4-6 farm fresh skinless boneless chicken breast
- 8-12 fresh sage leaves
- eight to twelve fresh farm raised bacon strips
- 1 ½ tablespoon of all purpose flour
- One and half cup of chicken broth or bone broth
- Sea Salt and fresh ground pepper
- one fourth cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Olive oil
First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Preheating your oven to the desire temperature. before placing your baking dish inside the oven.
I like to do this at least ten minutes before place my baking dish inside.
Lightly coat a baking dish with a great quality olive oil and apply with a basting brush. Now sprinkle your chicken breast with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Place two sage leaves on top of breast and wrapped two bacon strips around the breast.
Next, place wrapped chicken breast in baking dish and bake for forty minutes or until done. Bacon should be crispy and chicken should reach an inside temperature of 165 degrees.
Meanwhile, in a sauce pan pour all the amazing baking dish juice from the chicken and bacon into the pot, along with broth or bone broth and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Cook ingredients in the sauce pan for one minute, then whisk in all purpose flour.
The all purpose flour is a thickener and create a nice sauce. Cook till thick about three minutes. The sauce should be creamy and rich.
Finally, pour nice, homemade sauce over simple oven baked bacon and sage chicken breast.
Serve this Simple Oven Baked Bacon and Sage Chicken Breast Recipe with roasted Brussel sprouts, and a sweet potato. Let me know if you make this recipe in the comments below, I love to know.