Smothered Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Smothered Chicken Breasts Recipe

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After trying this delicious chicken dish in a restaurant, I decided to recreate it at home. Topped with bacon, caramelized onions and zippy shredded cheese, it comes together in no time with ingredients I usually have on hand. Plus, it cooks in one skillet, so it’s a cinch to clean up! —Brenda Carpenter, Warrensburg, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 445 calories, 34 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 619 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and lemon-pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil for 6-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°; remove and keep warm.
  2. In same skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  3. In drippings, saute onion and brown sugar until onion is tender and golden brown. Place two bacon strips on each chicken breast half; top with caramelized onions and cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Smothered Chicken Breasts in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 445 calories, 34 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 619 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 16 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"Delicious!! I will definitely be making this again, maybe next time seasoning the chicken with something different than lemon pepper"

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"This was very tasty. I will make it again."

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"This is excellent, my husband wants it again. I didn't have the cheese the recipe called for so I used smoked gouda.......so good!! I will be making this again."

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2014

"Quick dinner and the bacon and onions really flavor the chicken. Next time I will use a different seasoning/spice as I don't like lemon pepper seasoning and thought it took away from the flavor rather than enhancing it."

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Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

"This was so easy and tasted amazing!!! Will definitely make again!"

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