In a large skillet, cook the bacon slices until crispy, then set aside on paper towels to drain. Pour off most of the bacon fat.
While the bacon is cooking, halve the Brussels sprouts.
Toss the halved Brussels sprouts and minced garlic into the same skillet with a little bacon fat and saute over medium high heat for 4 to 5 minutes, or until Brussels sprouts begin to turn bright green.
Pour in the chicken stock and bring immediately to bubbling, then cook the Brussels sprouts in the stock for 4 to 5 more minutes. Remove from heat immediately.
Crumble the cooked bacon and sprinkle over top of the Brussels sprouts.
Serve Braised Brussels sprouts with bacon, as holiday side dish.