Bacon & Cheddar Chicken Recipe

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Bacon & Cheddar Chicken Recipe
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Bacon & Cheddar Chicken Recipe

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Cheese and bacon don’t usually come “light.” But this tasty recipe keeps the fat and calories low and flavor high. This family friendly recipe can easily be doubled to serve a larger group. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle Idaho
Recommended: Our Best Bacon Recipes
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, chopped
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Thinly sliced green onions

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. In an ovenproof skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels; reserve drippings.
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In same pan, brown chicken in drippings over medium heat, 3-4 minutes per side. Brush with 1/3 cup barbecue sauce. Transfer to oven; bake 8 minutes.
Spoon remaining sauce over chicken; sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Bake until cheese is melted and a thermometer reads 165°, 4-6 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Bacon & Cheddar Chicken in Simple & Delicious February/March 2017

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half : 435 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 973mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 41g protein.

  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, chopped
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Thinly sliced green onions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In an ovenproof skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels; reserve drippings.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In same pan, brown chicken in drippings over medium heat, 3-4 minutes per side. Brush with 1/3 cup barbecue sauce. Transfer to oven; bake 8 minutes.
  3. Spoon remaining sauce over chicken; sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Bake until cheese is melted and a thermometer reads 165°, 4-6 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Bacon & Cheddar Chicken in Simple & Delicious February/March 2017

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 265629
Reviewed May. 7, 2017

"We loved this! I subbed dried chives for the green onions, and cooked it on an indoor grill/press. Fast and delicious."

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buffetfan User ID: 4035139 264396
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2017

"Complete and total hit with the family. The flavor combination is amazing. I had everything on hand but the green onions so I used parsley. It was a quick meal for a weeknight too. I used kitchen shears to cut up the bacon. Easily adjustable for more or less servings. I cooked a couple more slices of bacon because more bacon is always better.

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amehart User ID: 1464390 264212
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2017

"Loved how quickly this came together and it was delicious! Sides can dress it up or down , and our son wants to make it as a sandwich next time. Definitely making again."

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 263925
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2017

"This was a huge winner at our home. So easy to prepare and delicious. I made no changes to the recipe except to prepare only one chicken breast to split with hubby. We will be having this again.

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cast_iron_king User ID: 1236761 263859
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2017

"A definite keeper! Great combination of flavors, and the chicken was amazingly juicy and tender. On-hand ingredients, 30 minute cook time, all done in one cast iron skillet = big win! This is perfect for those "too tired" days or for unexpected guests."

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AllisonO User ID: 7446023 263711
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2017

"Juicy, flavorful, and oh-so-simple. This is easy enough for a weeknight but nice enough for company. It comes together quickly and uses pantry/refrigerated staples. We'll be making this recipe again soon!"

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homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 261980
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2017

"quick and easy meal for busy weeknight. Definitely make again."

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shannondobos User ID: 5115022 261878
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2017

"This comes together super quickly and is super flavorful. I pounded the chicken breasts to a half inch thickness first, because the kids seem to like them better that way. I will definitely make this again when looking for a quick dinner."

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Beema User ID: 446601 261582
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2017

"There being just me, and this doesn't seem to be a recipe that would be successful unless it is fresh from the oven, I cut it down to just one chicken breast, and used all the ingredients listed, except for the green onions, only because I didn't have any. THIS IS A WONDERFUL WAY TO MAKE AN OUTSTANDING chicken dinner."

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