8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, trimmed
16 sage leaves
8 slices thick-cut bacon
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Lightly mist a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Sprinkle chicken lightly with salt and place 2 sage leaves on each chicken breast half. Wrap a slice of bacon around each piece of chicken and place chicken pieces in baking dish. Bake until chicken is cooked through and interior registers 165ºF on an instant-read thermometer, about 40 minutes.
Transfer chicken to a platter and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Skim fat from juices in baking dish and pour them into a small saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and whisk in flour until a paste forms, 1 minute. Whisk in broth and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, whisking constantly, until sauce is smooth and thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk any juices that have accumulated on platter into sauce. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.
Wow, this was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. I used basil instead of sage, but the outcome was still extremely tasty! I used half bottled, half fresh lemon juice because I didn't have enough fresh, and it was a little tangy for my taste. Will definitely make this again, it took little effort and looked like and all star meal.