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Freezer Meal Recipe: Pineapple, Bacon, BBQ Chicken

Trust me, this recipe is every bit as good as you think it is. Juicy, flavorful, satisfying - I mean, can you really go wrong when you're wrapping anything in bacon? That's a rhetorical question, I know.

Kyle was absolutely drooling over this dish - we served ours with leftover mashed potatoes (not from the microwave this time - we make REAL potatoes with the skins on!) and some steamed green beans (OK, these were from microwave). Kenlee didn't have much interest, but I suspect it's because she's been congested lately. Normally, she's a bacon FIEND.

And the points on this aren't half bad! When I was calculating with the Recipe Builder on Weight Watchers' website, I thought for sure I could substitute turkey bacon to cut a few points off. Well, the difference was only ONE point per serving! Kyle will be pleased to know I'll let him keep the "real" stuff this time.

Pineapple, Bacon, BBQ Chicken (14 points/serving)

Ingredients:

  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 20-oz. can pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce of choice
  • 8 slices of bacon
Prep Directions:

  • Wrap each breast with bacon; place in gallon-size freezer bag
  • Add pineapple and BBQ sauce to bag and mix
  • Label; store in freezer
Cook Directions:
  • Remove bag from freezer and let thaw for about 24 hours
  • Preheat oven to 385 degrees; place chicken in casserole dish and cover with sauce
  • Bake until bacon on top is crispy and your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 (about 40 minutes depending on how thick your chicken is)
  • Let sit 5 minutes before serving
Suggested Sides: Cilantro coleslaw, simple salad

This is the second of eight freezer meal recipes I'm sharing after attending a party sponsored by my local Farm Bureau. Recipe credit goes to Michelle Rudolphi -  check out her LivingIt Facebook page for more information or if you have any questions. 

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