Cheddar Bacon Chicken Recipe
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Cheddar Bacon Chicken Recipe

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It's tempting to seek out new flavors when baking chicken, but then again, with bacon, barbecue sauce and cheddar cheese so easy to grab from the fridge, why linger in doubt? Pull out this combination the next time you get the "what's for dinner" text. —Brenda Coleman, Jackson, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 4 slices ready-to-serve fully cooked bacon, cut in half
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast: 314 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 700mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, trace fiber), 38g protein


  1. Dip both sides of chicken in teriyaki sauce; place on a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 13-18 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  2. Spread barbecue sauce over chicken; top with bacon and cheese. Return to the oven and bake for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cheddar Bacon Chicken in Taste of Home April/May 2012, p55

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Reviewed Jun. 26, 2016

"Ms. Brenda cooks for our school children at JA and we have this dish for lunch occasionally and it is very popular with our 5K-12 students, just as it is with adults. Who doesn't love bacon and cheddar cheese? We love her lunches and when students come to our school, they have already heard about our delicious meals!"

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"You've got to be kidding me. A four-year old could come up with this recipe. I can't believe that Taste of Home would publish such an uneventful receipe. Thought the magazine and website were better than this"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"This recipe was easy to make and had a nice flavor with the mix of teriyaki and barbeque."

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"Fantastic! We were so sick of the same ol chicken recipes when I came across this one and went for it. We loved it, even my toddler! Now it's worked itself into our 'favorites' list. Easy prep! Did not alter recipe a bit, try sharp cheddar for most flavor! Highly Recommend!"

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2012

"I didn't have any terriyaki so I sprinkled some dry chicken seasoning instead - delicious and easy to make."

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