Ever come home after a long day, when you are mentally and physically exhausted, and starving because you probably only had a coffee all day long, and you want good home cooked food but you just can’t… and someone else cooked for you?!?
BEST DAY EVER, am I right??
Well, I will tell anyone who stands still long enough to listen that I’m the luckiest lady alive, and my now-husband (still makes me a bit giddy to say that) is an amazing chef when he wants to be, or is forced. 😉
So let me assure you, this recipe is easy to make, and man-tested and approved. Any son, teen, boyfriend, husband, neighbor, ex, whatever, is sure to love it. I mean, basically anyone who loves bacon will love this, so you’re set. (I’m so sorry vegetarians, vegans, and anyone who doesn’t or can’t eat bacon. I’ll post one for you next time!)
- 1 boneless chicken breast
- 1/2 pound thick cut bacon
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2-3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 small chili pepper (jalapeno, cayenne, or serrano works well)
- Optional: you could add a cup of extra diced veggies, stir fry is very forgiving. Try cabbage, bell pepper, mushrooms, onions, carrots…)
Step 1: Cook the rice as needed, set aside to cool (or use leftover rice). In a frying pan, cook the bacon until crisp. Set aside on paper towels to drain, and crumble.
Step 2: Pour out bacon grease, leaving about 1 tbsp in the pan. Cook the chicken until browned on both sides, remove and slice thinly or shred.
Step 3: In the frying pan, add the soy sauce and balsamic, cook the peppers (and any other veggies you add) until fragrant, about 5-9 minutes. Add the rice, and mix well. Add the chicken and bacon back in, mix well and serve! With a salad or some steamed veggies on the side, this is a perfectly delicious meal.