Baked Smoky Mountain Chicken
Baked in the oven, sprinkled with herbs and covered in cheese and bacon! Can Chicken taste any better? If you are not crazy about the white meat on a chicken, like me, then you really need to try this one!
Source: Adapted from Heather Holley’s recipe
Spray an 8” or 9” baking dish with cooking oil.
Sprinkle the Italian seasonings, garlic powder,
salt and pepper onto both sides of the chicken.
Bake in a preheated oven for about 25 minutes
or until the thickest part of each chicken breast
is 165 degrees. This is very important as chicken
has different thicknesses. I took the small pieces
out 10 minutes before the thick pieces, otherwise they
would have been over cooked and dry. Check the
temperature of each piece frequently and remove
each piece when 165 degrees then keep warm
until they are all cooked properly.
Carefully brush both sides of each
breast with the BBQ sauce.
Top with the cheese and bacon.
Place the dish back into the oven for about
8 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Place the chicken onto serving plates.
Using a spoon scoop up all the juices, cheese
and bacon left in the dish and put it on top of
the chicken. Top with green onion and serve.
Baked Smoky Mountain Chicken
- 4 chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt, optional
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 cups BBQ sauce, your favorite
- 4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 green onions, sliced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray an 8″ or 9″ baking dish with cooking oil.
- Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with Italian seasonings, garlic powder, salt & pepper.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until the thickest part of each chicken breast is 165 degrees. This is a very important step as chicken breasts have different thicknesses. I took the small pieces out 10 minutes before the thick pieces, otherwise they would have been overcooked and dry. Check the temperature of each piece frequently and remove each piece when they are 165 degrees then keep warm until they are all cooked properly.
- Carefully brush both sides of each chicken breast with BBQ sauce and return back into the pan with the juices.
- Top the chicken with cheese and bacon.
- Place the dish back into the oven and bake for 8 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Place the chicken onto serving plates. Using a spoon scoop up all the juices, cheese and bacon left in the dish and put it on top of the chicken. Top with green onion and serve.
Categories: Cheese, Chicken, Sauces, Vegetables/Slaws/Salads
ANOTHER COLOURFUL MEAL DIANE, CHINA
Thank you China it tasted so good! Have a great day!!
This looks so delicious!!!!
Thank you! I’m not a lover of white meat but this was wonderful!
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Thank you so much for reblogging this!
Oh, my! That looks delicious!
It was Robin and so easy! Thanks!
Though I’m normally inclined to eat chicken thighs 17 times/week, my wife marinates the occasional pair of chicken breasts for 1/2 hour or so in either sriracha or ghost pepper sauces off-the-shelf. I slow grill ’em over a moderate charcoal fire to keep from drying them out. The heat dimishes enough for ordinary mortals to consume. The flavor is delicious.
Hahahaha ordinary mortals cracked me up! You are welcome to fix that for me ANYTIME!
mouthwatering and yum!
It was so easy and delicious. Thank you so much!
This looks really good!
It was a huge hit Laci! Thanks!
Ooh, this is a recipe my sister will certainly enjoy making!
Wonderful you can’t go wrong with chicken, bacon and cheese…lol
Sounds good!!! Do you suppose this recipe would work in a slow-cooker or a rice-cooker?
You could try it. I love chicken in the slow cooker but it is a different consistency, but still tasty. I would cook the chicken in the slow cooker then remove it, add the cooked bacon and the cheese and stick it under the broiler to melt the cheese.
Cool!! Good to know!!! Thanks so much!!! I love my slow cooker and rice cookers – I love throwing food into the slow cooker after breakfast, then getting to work in my studio and coming out for an already cooked lunch! Feels almost like I have a personal chef. Lol!
Thanks so much!
Simple and delicious
Thank you and they definitely were both of those!
This looks amazing!
I always like a recipe that includes bacon. 😀
Oh yes bacon makes everything taste great! Thank you Kristen!
Off to my receipe keeper…almost too pretty to eat!
You are so sweet!!!! This tasted as good as it looks and was so easy to make. Thank you! ❤❤❤
Everything becomes better when you add bacon and cheese. Okay, just the bacon would do, but the cheese helps hold it in place. 🙂
I like the way you think! hahaha
You know what I like about your recipe blog? You don’t waste my time with fluff. So many recipe blogs on Pinterest have all this backstory stuff that I don’t care about. I scroll and scroll wailing, “Just get to the friggin’ recipe!’ Thankfully, you spare me that agony. Thank you!
Thank you because I’m not good at fluff…lol That’s why they make money and I don’t…hahahaha
Well, I for one think you should! 😊
I just do Word Ads and it gets me enough to pay for more website but that’s about it. If I could figure out how to make more I would. I wish there was somewhere to figure out how to without spending money…lol
If I figure it out, I’ll let you know!
Oh wow!!! 😍
Thanks if anyone isn’t crazy about white meat, they will like it this way!
Not sure if it matters if I comment using my wordpress account??? Does it… as long as you see it. This technical stuff is frazzling. Can you come to my house and make this for dinner tonight? I’d love the company too. Me thinks it may be a long excursion. West coast?
Hahahahaha on my way but my husband insists on coming too!
Table is big enough for 3 barely…. but where will Axie (My 10-year old Cairn Terrier) sit? 🙂
On your lap of course! 🐶
OMG, all the things I love. I must try this one! Thanks for sharing this one Diane.
You’re so welcome Carla!
Looks delish. Can’t wait to try it!! Thank you for posting.
Thank you so much, it was very delicious and I don’t usually like white meat.💕