This is sort of a combination frugal tip and recipe, or maybe a cross between the two. I’m not sure. I was watching the Food Network the other day and saw this:
When you’re roasting a chicken, lay about 3 strips of bacon over the top/breast of the chicken. It adds a lot of flavor to the chicken AND you end up with perfectly crispy cooked bacon to use as you wish.
Then, before the chicken is totally done, remove the bacon to a plate or rack, put the chicken back in the oven, and bake until skin is brown and chicken is done. You can use the bacon for another meal if it’s not part of your chicken dinner that night.
Anyway, I just thought it was cute to have crispy chicken made right on top of a roasted chicken.