Barbecue Jack Chicken Recipe
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
- 4 slices pepper Jack cheese
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 1. Carefully cut a pocket in each chicken breast half. Fill with cheese; secure with toothpicks.
- 2. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or a thermometer reads 165°, basting frequently with barbecue sauce. Discard toothpicks before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
1 each: 120 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 572mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.
Reviews for Barbecue Jack Chicken
"Waste of time- broiled it as instructed and so many toothpicks- it took 4X as long to cook and no cheese inside despite 18 toothpicks for 2 breasts. Just bbq chicken."
"I'm going to have to try this one again before I can give it a higher rating. I tried baking it and the cheese all ran out. I will try broiling it next time since I don't own a grill."
"Put the cheese on top of the chicken just before taking off the grill, then sprinkle with bacon bits, chopped tomato and green onions."
"My daughter in law makes these but doesn't put the cheese inside. Shortly before taking off the grill, she lays the cheese on top to melt. Absolutely wonderful. I'm going to try it with the cheese inside. With cheese on top, you can put into a big bun as a sandwich."
"I made this recipe in a grill pan & it turned out great! I used a zesty BBQ sauce & sub'd in smoked provolone cheese as it was what I had on hand. The hint of smoke in the cheese made the chicken taste like it came off the outdoor grill!"
"easy and quick on a weeknight but I must say I grow weary of the "health" police... if you don't like or approve of a recipe... just keep quiet... the rest of us will enjoy and share our positive thoughts.... just a nice way to step up a meal for our families!"
"This was delicious. I read the other comments first, so I decided to experiment . I bought some new thin, long metal skewers. I used 1 1/2 slice of cheese for each chicken breast; stuffed it in tight and then "sewed" the opening shut with the skewer. I cooked them on the grill, and only lost a tiny bit of cheese. Give it a try, the skewers came in a pack of 4 at Kroger for $2.99."
"Simple and excellent taste."
"Very easy and simple recipe to make on the fly. I switched the cheese to shredded Monterey Jack with Jalapeno Pepper, it gave the chicken some pop. Broiling this recipe worked out better then expected."
"This recipe is quick and easy. Also delicious!Best of all .. lower in calories. You can't get much better than that."
"This is a good, easy recipe. I used Provolone cheese instead of pepper jack."
"If only you could grill this and the cheese didn't melt all out. It's great tasting and a great idea, but I think putting the cheese in at the end is the way. No way you can grill this without losing all the cheese. I think you need to cut the pocket, grill and baste it with the barbecue sauce and the last 5 minutes or so, stuff the cheese into the pocket."
"Everyone in my house loved this..I thought the cheese may be too spicy for my little ones but they loved it..a nice easy change."
"A quick & easy favorite. My fiance has often requested for me to make it again. We like to just add the pepperjack when the chicken is about done cooking rather than placing the slice of cheese inside the chicken breast because it seems like it melts too much when it's under the broiler that long. Countryside BBQ sauce is great in this recipe."
"This recipe was delish! I used about 3 slices of cheese after reading other reviews and it was wonderful paired with my seasoned green beans and corn bread... this will definitely be a staple in my home :)"
"quick and delicious! I put some croutons in with the cheese as well to add more of a "stuffing"."
"I made this using provalone and marinara sauce for an Italian twist. Wonderful!"
"This recipe was so easy and very delish."
"I made this recipe when my family and I went camping. Very easy to make. We tried it with Swiss cheese, and my young daughters loved it."
"We all agreed that we like the flavor of this dish, but the cooking time was way off. I used the oven broiler method and even though I only broiled it the minimum length of time indicated, it was overdone. I will either cut back the cooking time even more or try it on the outdoor grill."
"yum! I don't like Pepper Jack cheese so substitute with whatever I've got in the fridge."
"This is going to become a staple in my home. I agree to using more cheese next time. I basted the chicken a total of 4 times with as much BBQ sauce as I could fit on there! It made for a very tasty meal, as we paired it with rice & broccoli."
"This was good but could be better. Next time I will more than likely marinate the chicken for a while before grilling. Also I will try to put in 2-3 layers of cheese. The one layer soaked into the ckicken and out on to the grill so not much was left for flavor. This one has potential."
"this was very easy and good! I love how the chicken, cheese, and sauce tasted together."
"This is a super-easy, super-delicious meal. We use different kinds of cheese depending on what we have, but this recipe has become a staple in our home. Plus, since we cover the cookie sheet with foil, there is little to no clean up."