Is there anything more comforting than a bacon nest? What food wouldn’t want to be all swaddled up in there? This is comfort food at its tastiest! We looove bacon around here. My kids could take down a pound each if I allowed them too! I don’t like to cook with it too often but do on occasion and the results nerved disapoint. Nor do the clean plates! Bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado and buffalo chicken nestled nicely in a bacon cup! Eaten with your hands for a quick lunch or dinner on the go!
BLTA Buffalo Chicken Nests by Clean Eats & Treats
BLTA Buffalo Chicken Nests
- 1 tbsp grass fed butter
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 2 chicken breasts, baked and cubed (I used roasted)
- Franks Red Hot Sauce
- Grape tomatoes, sliced
- Finely shredded lettuce
- Cubed avocado
- Blue cheese crumbles (optional NOT Whole 30)
In a sauté pan melt butter over medium heat and add garlic. Sauté until fragrant. Add chicken and Franks Red Hot sauce. Saute until chicken is heated through. ABout 5 minutes. Set aside.
Buffalo Ranch Dressing:
- 1/2 cup Homemade Paleo Mayo
- 1/2 cup Tessemae’s Southwest Ranch dressing, well shaken
- Franks Red Hot sauce (as much or as little as you’d like)
Whisk together equal portions paleo mayo and Tessemae’s Southwest ranch dressing.
Add a few drops of Franks Red Hot depending on your taste. Mix well. I like to put mine in a Magic Bullet.
Prepare Bacon Cups according to instructions below.
Fill a bacon cup with lettuce, chicken, tomato, avocado, (blue cheese if desired) and a drizzle of dressing on top. Enjoy!
Bacon Cups by Clean Eats & Treats
Bacon Cups How To:
You will need:
- 1 lb bacon (sugar free)
- Tin foil
- Muffin tin
Place a 6 cup muffin tin upside down. Regular or jumbo size work great. Tightly wrap each cup in foil to prevent sticking and a big mess! You could use silicone and skip the foil.
You will need 3 pieces of bacon per cup. Take the first piece of bacon and cut it in half. Lay it side by side on top of cup. It will hang down over the sides a little.
Take the second piece and wrap around the base of the cup. With the third piece, overlap where the second piece ends and wrap around again, overlapping the bottom and top pieces. Secure with a toothpick. You can double the bacon if you want a thicker cup. My mom weaves hers basket like which looks really cool once done too! I’m just not as patient!
Place a cookie sheet on top of the bacon cups and secure with a heavy oven safe object. A clean brick wrapped in foil works well. This allows the cups to keep a uniform shape. You can skip this step but the bacon cups might rise up a little while baking. Either way works fine!
Place muffin tin in a shallow baking dish. This will allow the grease to drain. Also why I prefer to make the cups on the outside rather than inside the cup. Less of a mess to clean up too!
Bake at 450 fro 35-40 min. Watch closely and allow to get as crispy as you like. Stuff with recipe above or scrambled eggs for a quick breakfast option!