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A basil puree makes a quick sauce for this fast spring supper of Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Basil Lima Beans.

Vanessa McNeil Rocchio
Recipe by Southern Living March 2014

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Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
25 mins
total:
50 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425°. Process first 4 ingredients and 1 tsp. salt in a blender until smooth. Cook limas according to package directions; cool 5 minutes.

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  • Microwave bacon in a single layer between paper towels on a plate 2 minutes or until heated through but still limp. (Do not fully cook.)

  • Sprinkle chicken with pepper and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt. Wrap each breast with 2 pieces of bacon. Cook chicken in 2 Tbsp. hot oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until bacon begins to brown. Turn chicken.

  • Bake chicken, in skillet, at 425° for 20 minutes or until done. Let stand 5 minutes; thinly slice.

  • Stir together celery, next 2 ingredients, limas, and half of dressing. Serve chicken with lima bean mixture and remaining dressing.

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