Smothered Chicken Breasts Recipe

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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
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

Directions

Sprinkle chicken with salt and lemon pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook chicken until a thermometer reads 165°, 6-8 minutes per side. Remove from pan; keep warm.
In same skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels; pour off all but 2 tablespoons drippings.
In drippings, saute onion with brown sugar over medium heat until tender and golden brown. Top chicken with bacon, onion mixture and cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Smothered Chicken Breasts in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 560 calories, 34g fat (12g saturated fat), 143mg cholesterol, 710mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 45g protein.

  • 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
  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and lemon pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook chicken until a thermometer reads 165°, 6-8 minutes per side. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  2. In same skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels; pour off all but 2 tablespoons drippings.
  3. In drippings, saute onion with brown sugar over medium heat until tender and golden brown. Top chicken with bacon, onion mixture and cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Smothered Chicken Breasts in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p33

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ryanswife User ID: 2152282 272462
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2017

"The chicken was very flavorful and tasty. I really like the caramelized onions. It seemed like they really added a lot to the chicken. Being we always get the pre-cooked bacon from Schwan's, I couldn't add bacon grease. Instead I just added a little more oil. I also put the dish in the microwave to melt the cheese."

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Lady Fingers User ID: 2682286 272158
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2017

"quick and tasty. I reversed the order and cooked the bacon first, using the drippings to cook the chicken. One note: If your lemon-pepper is salt free, the dish might need a dash of salt."

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Michele User ID: 2942273 272081
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2017

"Fabulous! This recipe is easy and delicious! Try it ...you won't be sorry!"

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Kdorfman User ID: 7269420 265920
Reviewed May. 13, 2017

"Very greasy would not be making it again."

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cawilliamson User ID: 3331836 264460
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2017

"The chicken was very moist and the combination of bacon, carmelized onions, and cheese was delicious!"

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kykim User ID: 7350005 263730
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2017

"There isn't anything to change with this recipe. One of the best! Thank you Brenda for sharing."

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Peapod0114 User ID: 7145890 263217
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2017

"This was so easy and delicious. It was something I would never think of to make. I think next time the only thing I may do is toss the skillet in the oven to melt the cheese more :)"

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indygail User ID: 7849147 259548
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2017

"My husband and son both agreed it was the best chicken they have ever had!!!!"

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loriskeith User ID: 6752838 259281
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2017

"My family loved this recipe even my son who hates onions! But I substituted garlic powder for the lemon pepper ( didn't like the lemon pepper!)"

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dkuglin User ID: 7994611 257676
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2016

"Anything with bacon is delicious!"

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