In case you were wondering, it's always a great time for bacon. Morning, noon, and night; birthdays and Valentine's Day; when you're alone and when you're with friends. Let's face it — when you're happy it makes you happier, and when you're sad it cheers you up. And even though it's especially hearty and delicious in cold weather, there's no reason you can't still enjoy it now that it's warm outside.
Looking for a new way to use this kitchen staple? We've found the most popular bacon recipe on Pinterest, and it's not what you might think.
This Parmesan-crusted chicken with bacon from O Taste and See blog has been saved over 700,000 times on Pinterest alone this year. That's a whole lot of bacon.
See it on Pinterest: Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Bacon from O Taste and See
The recipe is pretty easy to understand: Chicken breasts are coated in egg and seasoned cheesy breadcrumbs, then quickly shallow-fried to create a crispy, golden-brown exterior. The chicken is then baked until it's thoroughly cooked, topped with Asiago cheese and crispy bacon bits, and put back under the broiler. When the cheese is melty, the chicken is juicy, and the bacon is crunchy, dinner is served. Although this recipe is perfect as is, it would be delicious with a side of garlicky pasta, a spinach salad, or maybe a baked potato. If you want to switch it up a little, try layering fresh greens, sun-dried tomatoes, or pesto underneath the Asiago cheese before you melt it on the chicken.
Other popular recipes on Pinterest include this blackberry bacon grilled cheese, a chicken bacon ranch casserole, and this bacon wrapped guacamole stuffed chicken. If you hadn't noticed, bacon and chicken seem to get along pretty well.
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