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Bacon Cheese BBQ Chicken

January 31, 2014Danita
 Disclaimer: No offense is intended for those who eat, enjoy and promote those foods mentioned below

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A few simple ingredients turn boring chicken into Bacon Cheese BBQ Chicken

Like many other things, Food has its “Fads”

What I mean by that is, types of foods, particular foods and diets tend to cycle in and out of popularity, like clothing styles.  For example, right now some “trendy” foods are:

Butternut Squash:  Now, there are only two things my husband doesn’t eat….raw onions and SQUASH.  So, I don’t make squash.  I don’t really like them much myself so I’ve never tried the Butternut variety, I’ve never purchased a Butternut Squash, and I’m not completely sure I’d know one if I saw it.  I’m sure they’re very good, if you like squash.  

Quinoa:   I see recipes for this stuff EVERYWHERE!  A few days ago, I finally just asked my Facebook readers, “What is Qunioa?”  I wasn’t even sure how to pronounce it.  Let’s just say, it got mixed reviews…about the taste AND pronunciation.  So, I’m still not quite sure how to pronounce it and will probably only try it if my friend, RaShell, gives me some. (She offered to give me her’s…she didn’t like it)

Kale:  Another one we aren’t likely to be having here.  My husband would try it if I made it, but because he spent several years in restaurant management, he still thinks of kale as a “decoration”. That’s what they used to garnish plates and the salad bar….

I’m very happy for these lovely foods and their “ten minutes of fame”, as the saying goes.  I know they are really healthy and I might even like some of them if I tried them, but I just don’t generally follow “Food Fads”…

There is, however, one “trendy” food I can REALLY get behind….

BACON!!!!    

I LOVE bacon…I’ve always LOVED bacon.  I was eating bacon BEFORE it was “trendy”.  I’m glad others have FINALLY “come around”.  

It’s not just for breakfast anymore…there’s whole cookbooks devoted to bacon….some drinks include bacon….even desserts with bacon…also, made up products with bacon (i.e.  baconnaise – bacon flavored mayonnaise – not kidding)  Not to mention the non-food items, like the 2014 calendar we saw with monthly BACON pictures!  Bacon is EVERYWHERE! 

Unlike most current “trendy” foods, it’s not healthy for you. But it’s just so GOOD!  It turns almost any ordinary dish into something wonderfully salty, crunchy, and DELICIOUS…like this Bacon Cheese BBQ Chicken…

Here’s the Recipe:

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts – 1/2 to 1 per person, depending on size of chicken
  • BBQ sauce – your favorite brand
  • bacon – cooked – enough to cover each chicken breast (about 2 slices per breast)
  • cheese – cheddar or cheddar-jack 
  •  Pepper 
*My measurements aren’t exact on this one.  The amount of cheese, bacon and bbq sauce depend on your taste*

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Put a wire rack on a baking sheet

Place chicken on wire rack

Sprinkle lightly with Pepper

Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, then baste with bbq sauce

Bake about 10 more minutes and turn chicken, basting both sides

Continue baking and basting until chicken is done 

*Total time about 30 minutes, depending on thickness of chicken*

While chicken is baking, cook bacon (I microwave)

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***Lining the pan with foil would have been a good idea to save time with clean up***

Place bacon on top of chicken to cover (about 2 pieces per breast)

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Top bacon with shredded cheese (I used cheddar-jack)

*sliced cheese could also be used*

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Turn oven to broil

Place chicken under broiler until cheese is melted

 Serve with extra BBQ sauce

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 How does our family deal with the “unhealthiness” of bacon?  

The same way we try to approach most things…….

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Bacon Cheese BBQ Chicken
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. boneless skinless chicken breasts - 1/2 to 1 per person, depending on size of chicken
  2. BBQ sauce - your favorite brand
  3. bacon - cooked - enough to cover each chicken breast
  4. cheese - cheddar or cheddar-jack
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Put a wire rack on a baking sheet
  3. Place chicken on wire rack
  4. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, then baste with bbq sauce
  5. Bake about 10 more minutes and turn chicken, basting both sides
  6. Continue baking and basting until chicken is done
  7. *Total time about 30 minutes, depending on thickness of chicken*
  8. While chicken is cooking, cook bacon (I microwave)
  9. Place bacon on top of chicken to cover (about 2 pieces per breast)
  10. Top bacon with shredded cheese (I used cheddar-jack)
  11. Turn oven to broil
  12. Place chicken under broiler until cheese is melted
  13. Serve with extra BBQ sauce - if desired
Notes
  1. Lining the pan with foil will save time when cleaning up
  2. Sliced cheese could also be used
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33 Comments

  • TheHouseholdHero.com (@HouseholdHeroMC)

    April 17, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Sounds like a great recipe. I use turkey bacon instead of pork, so I will swap those out! I have eaten quinoa before it became a fad…so good!

  • Nicky

    April 17, 2014 at 1:35 PM

    Bacon! Ohhh YES please. I’ll take bacon with a side of bacon any day. πŸ™‚ This looks great. Pinned for later.

  • Crystal Duncan (@FindingCrystal)

    April 17, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Will definitely be giving this a try. Pinned so I can use it later. New follower. I have followed all of your social media!

  • aimee fauci

    April 17, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Oh sweet love and bacon.. I am def trying this..

  • Nichole C

    April 17, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Mmmm, I love chicken dishes like this! So perfect and easy for summer!

    1. Danita

      April 17, 2014 at 10:24 AM

      Nichole, it is great for summer….I think we may even try it on the grill. No heating up the house with the oven.

  • mybigfathappylife

    April 17, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    This looks yummy and great for an easy weeknight meal!

  • Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    February 12, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Well, THIS sounds fantastic! We’re big fans of bacon over here, but we try to not eat too much of it… but when we do, it’s delightful! And I can see us making this dish in the very near future! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Danita

      February 13, 2014 at 7:14 AM

      I agree Erin. We try to limit the bacon eating here too…although it seems lately we’ve been enjoying it more than usual. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Neatly-Packaged (@Neatly_Packaged)

    February 12, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    I sooooo wish I could have cheese! I will probably make the chees-less version of this! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

    1. Danita

      February 13, 2014 at 7:15 AM

      It would still be good without the cheese. Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

  • Dawn ~ Spatulas On Parade

    February 12, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    I do something similar and we love it.

  • Adie

    February 12, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    Anything with bacon is always good! Like how you try to make it healthy with the quinoa and kale. πŸ™‚

  • organized31

    February 9, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    You had me at bacon and cheese! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  • Marla

    February 8, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Love the idea of the spaghetti squash with the chicken and bacon. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Real Food Friday and hosting. Have a wonderful healthy day.

  • Andi @ The Weary Chef

    February 8, 2014 at 1:20 AM

    I just laughed out loud because I looked at your first photo with no foil and though, “Oh, I would have lined that pan with foil because I’m too lazy to do the cleanup.” Then, there was your comment that foil would have been a good idea πŸ˜‰ I hope it wasn’t too bad to clean the pan! This chicken looks so, so good. I love easy recipes like this where you put together a few ingredients to make something great. I definitely want to try this!

    1. Danita

      February 9, 2014 at 6:28 AM

      As I put the chicken on I thought, “I should probably use foil” but didn’t….I know better! It’s not “lazy”…I like to say “efficient”…less clean up time means more time for other (more fun) things. Clean up wasn’t too bad but it sure did look messy for the pictures. Thanks for featuring me this week at Saturday Night Fever!

  • Tiffany (Fabulous Mom Blog)

    February 7, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    Yes please, I’d love some. This looks amazing.

  • Jamie H

    February 7, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Your post made me laugh. I’m so not into anything trendy, though I’ve been eating butternut squash my whole life πŸ™‚ Seriously- bacon is one of the best creations of man-kind! Your recipe looks so yummy! Pinning.
    Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes- hope to see you back again tonight!

  • Nadia @ Mama and the City

    February 6, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    I loved this post, I liked the story introduction to something different to the recipe. I wanted more LOL

    Bacon seems kind of hipster. But, Bacon is a Classic, it has been, it is now and it will always be in our diet. But it’s hipster at the moment. Bacon = going to the local butcher (to me). In fact, husband spent $8 in 3 slices of locally made beef bacon. Don’t ask. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for linking your story and your recipe at #WhyFakeItJustMakeIt

    1. Danita

      February 6, 2014 at 7:10 AM

      Thanks for stopping by Nadia. All I have to say is, that must have been some REALLY good bacon! I look forward to linking with you again.

  • Rorybore

    February 4, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    yep, you had me at bacon for sure.
    and we have used quinoa more lately. it’s not too bad when I use a bit of either chicken or beef stock. but I have to add other stuff – I can’t eat it just plain.

  • Kimberly H. Smith

    February 3, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    You had me at bacon! LOL. Yummy recipe. But we do eat quinoa and kale at my house too. Visiting from SGBC.

  • jody53

    February 2, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Hi! I’m glad I found you on CoffeeWithUs3. this looks awesome! I’m going to try it the very next time I have chicken! thanks!

  • dianeroark

    February 1, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Your bacon cheese bbq chicken looks really delicious. I pinned them! Thank you for stopping by and linking up with Saturday Dishes.

    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    http://www.recipesforourdailybread.com

  • Nichole C

    January 31, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    You can never go wrong with bacon!

  • A Southern Gypsy

    January 31, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    I don’t know how people can not love bacon. It’s amazing πŸ™‚

  • prettyfiercemom

    January 31, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    If only you knew how much I love chicken LOL! This is a great weekend recipe. So glad you shared. Showing love from SGBG.

  • coffeewithus3lucy

    January 31, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    I’m not much of a food fad person either, however, I love squash! Pretty much every variety, so I love eating that! Still haven’t tried Kale or Quinoa, but my sister love quinoa and even wrote about how to pronounce it in her recipe about it!
    Anyhoo, back to the chicken and the bacon! This looks fantastic! We would love it if you can and shared it at our chicken recipes party that goes live tonight (10pm EST)! http://www.coffeewithus3.com

    1. Danita

      January 31, 2014 at 8:18 AM

      Thanks Lucy! I’ll definitely stop by a share. Have a great weekend

  • Team Southerland

    January 31, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    That looks amazing! And, yes, I will bring you my Quinoa. πŸ˜‰

    1. Danita

      January 31, 2014 at 8:09 AM

      Thanks…I think..JK. We will try it and see? If I like it will learn the correct pronunciation.

  • ChristyRenee’ Garth-Williams

    January 31, 2014 at 7:18 AM

    Looks quite tasty!

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