Baked Chicken with Bacon-Tomato Sauce

Baked Chicken with Bacon-Tomato Sauce

Baked Chicken with Bacon-Tomato Sauce


Makes 4 servings


2 cups fire-roasted diced tomatoes*
6 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 pounds bone-in chicken pieces (about 8 pieces)
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 onion, cut into 1/3-inch slices

*Fire-roasted tomatoes give this dish a deeper, more complex flavor. Look for them in your supermarket or specialty store next to the other canned tomato products.


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Spread tomatoes on bottom of 13X9-inch baking dish.
  2. Cook bacon in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 8 minutes, turning once. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Reserve skillet and drippings.
  3. Season chicken pieces with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook in another large skillet over high heat until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes, turning as needed to brown evenly. Arrange chicken over tomatoes. Bake, uncovered, 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  4. Meanwhile, cook onion slices in reserved bacon drippings until golden, about 8 minutes. Transfer to brown paper bag with slotted spoon. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; shake to degrease onions and mix with salt.
  5. Transfer chicken and tomatoes to serving plate; sprinkle with bacon and onions.

Nutritional Information

Calories 965
Calories from Fat 64 %
Total Fat 67 g
Saturated Fat 19 g
Cholesterol 309 mg
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 76 g
Sodium 1226 mg

Dietary Exchange

Vegetable 1
Meat 10
Fat 8

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