There is no need for an explanation here. I don’t need to sell you on how good chicken smothered in cheese and bacon is, do I? I didn’t think so. 🙂
When I pulled this out of the oven my husband said, “What’s the catch?” He is use to me making all sorts of “rabbit food” types of dishes. He was happily surprised by this one. Little did he know, I was happy about it too. Healthy eating isn’t just about nuts and berries–it’s about eating high-quality, whole foods. I used pastured chicken, pastured bacon, and freshly shredded organic, raw cheese. Did you know pre-shredded cheese has cellulose in it? This is a powder made from wood pulp to prevent the cheese from sticking together. You can bypass eating wood pulp by buying a block of cheese and shredding it yourself. It may seem like a hassle up front but once you get use to doing it on a regular basis, it is no big deal.
I served this dish with roasted broccoli, but I think any green vegetable would pair great with it. If your family likes a starch side dish, you could serve it with a side of brown rice, quinoa or baked potatoes. Don’t go all cooky on me for suggesting baked potatoes. A potato is a real food that comes from the earth. I would rather see someone eat a proper serving of a baked potato than a refined grain from a box. Either way you slice it, you are going to receive rave reviews on this Smothered Chicken recipe.