This week, I finally started cooking my January meals. I have several meals this month that I’ve tried and loved before, which is a nice change. The meal I made this Monday was the Maple Bourbon BBQ Chicken with Bacon. I was really excited about that because the flavors sounded great and I almost always love chicken. I decided to pair my chicken with rice, so I started on that before working on the chicken. I also cut up some strawberries and added a salad. To make the chicken, I started by cooking the bacon in a skillet about 2-3 minutes until crisp. I set the bacon aside and heated up some olive oil. I added the chicken and browned it for 3 minutes on each side. I lowered the heat on the skillet, added the sauce, and simmered the covered skillet for about 10 minutes. When the chicken was done, I served it on a bed of rice with plenty of sauce and topped with bacon. This meal was so tasty. The chicken was tender and had so much flavor. The sauce was a perfect blend of smoky and sweet. You can’t go wrong with bacon, so this dish was a winner on many levels. January meals got to a great start and I can’t wait to try the rest of the meals.