Want chewy bacon? Just cook for a little less time!
What about using a rack? I’ve seen some recipes call for baking the bacon on a rack-lined baking sheet. This is not my preferred method – I find the bacon comes out being very chewy and soft. This is because as the bacon cooks the fat drains off so you’re not really ‘frying’ the bacon in its fat like you do on a foil-lined sheet.