Crispy Bacon-Baked Chicken (Bacon Free!)

Since I stopped frying foods, I have been looking to find flavorful ways to "bake" my meats in a way that is still appealing to the family.  This month, we tried J&D's Crispy Bake, a product made by a small company that specializes in "bacon-flavored" products that aren't made from actual meat products.  I tried this new product, available at Walmart SuperCenters, on some chicken to see how it did.

  • First, the box makes quite a few meals.  I used this box to do a grand total of 4 pounds of chicken, and there was a little left over.
  • To make my Crispy Bacon Coated Chicken, make sure your chicken is skinless, boneless, and sliced thin.  Pat dry and place in a bowl.  
  • Then, lightly coat each piece with a olive-oil cooking spray on both sides (I use the olive-oil baking spray) before covering it with the Crispy Bake crumbs on both sides.
  • Now, bake it according to the directions on the package, or until the chicken reaches the proper internal temperature.
Serve with your choice of dipping sauces.  I like Barbecue!

My kids loved this meal, and I've made it two more times since we first made it.  It's a crispy, crunchy alternative to frying that tastes like bacon -- without the bacon!

This product, and other J&D's products (like thier yummy croutons) are available at Walmart SuperCenters. You can find out more about J&D's on Facebook and Twitter!

*I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for my time on this post. Participation in this program is voluntary. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.