Total time: 7 hours 15 minutes
- 8 bacon slices
- 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 (10 oz) cans roasted garlic cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup sour cream
- ¼ cup flour (all purpose or gluten-free blend)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-low heat until some of the fat is rendered. Be sure bacon is still pliable and not crisp. Drain on paper towels.
- Wrap one slice of bacon around each boneless chicken breast and place in a 4-5 quart crock-pot.
- In medium bowl, combine condensed soup, sour cream, flour, salt, and pepper. Mix with wire whisk to blend. Pour over chicken.
- Cover crock-pot and cook on low for about 7 hours until chicken and bacon are thoroughly cooked. Internal temp for the chicken should be 160-170°F.
- Serve warm over bread, rice, couscous, wide egg noodles, or mashed potatoes.
For variations, substitute the chicken with pork chops or use any other condensed creamy soup for the sauce base.
The chicken will break apart when you try to remove it. If it's your intention to have a nice presentation with a whole chicken breast on the plate, use a spatula and transfer the meat carefully.
I generally remove each breast carefully so I can control the portions; then I cut or break apart the breast, serve over bread, rice, or whatever, and drizzle with gravy.
Just before serving, you might want to mix the sauce with a wire whisk so it's well-blended. The sauce is delicious and makes a good gravy to drizzle over the dish.
For an elegant dish, serve whole with a handful of fresh mushrooms that have been lightly sautéed in butter.