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Barbecue Jack Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Pepper Jack cheese from the deli and bottled barbecue sauce are all you need to dress up these simple grilled chicken breasts. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Barbecue Jack Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 120 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 572mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • YLindsay
    Nov 10, 2017

    Really liked this...the husband especially. I used a couple of reviews - Kris Hodges from 2011 - about cutting it and baking it first then stuff the cheese in and consol10 from 2009 (the foil idea was the BEST IDEA EVVVVERRRRR!!!). But I didn't notice the Pepper Jack Cheese all that much. Maybe I used a cheep brand of cheese. But I will definitely do this again. Ooooohhhh I shouldda read crabbyann40 before I did mine - great idea - next time!!! Thanks everyone!!!

  • Lovepiggs
    Nov 7, 2017

    I just cooked the chicken in the oven until it was just about done.Then covered it with bbq sauce and Then the cheese. Bake until sauce & cheese are hot & melty. Tasted great and very easy.

  • maball
    Feb 11, 2017

    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.

  • lmmanda
    Jan 6, 2015

    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.

  • crabbyann40
    May 24, 2014

    Put the cheese on top of the chicken just before taking off the grill, then sprinkle with bacon bits, chopped tomato and green onions.

  • Stamper50
    May 23, 2014

    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.

  • Timbergurl1
    Apr 28, 2014

    Well...what's NOT to like? Barbecue sauce, spicy cheese, and chicken. Yummy! We also like to add sauteed peppers, onions, and mushrooms to this as well to make it kind of a smothered chicken.

  • Zeelilcritter
    Jan 7, 2014

    Simple :)

  • sugarcrystal
    Oct 5, 2013

    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!

  • men422
    Jul 31, 2013

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