Chinati Mountain Chicken

Chinati Mountain Chicken - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and Snacks
Rated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 55 min
Yield: 8 Serving

Nutrition Facts:
240 calories
9 grams fat


2 T. Kosher salt

2 T. minced onion

1 T. minced garlic

1 tsp chili pepper (Puebla or any dark, deep chili power)

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp ground black pepper

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts

3 strips hickory smoked bacon, raw and chopped

1 Sweet onion julienned

1 C. Chicken stock/broth

1 Tbsp. Hickory Liquid Smoke

1/4 C. Dark Brown Sugar

1 C. sharp cheddar cheese

1/4 cup chopped green onion

1/2 cup chopped tomato


Mix the first 6 ingredients together and evenly coat chicken breasts in seasoning. Marinate for 30 minutes.

In a 14 inch frying pan, sear the chopped bacon until crispy, remove, and reserve fat.

Sear the chicken in the still hot pan, browning on both sides. Remove once browned.

Add the julienne onion to the hot pan.

Once the onion starts to soften, deglazing with 1/2 the chicken stock. Add the liquid smoke, brown sugar, and remaining chicken stock. Simmer for 5 minutes on medium.

Add the chicken back to the pan, smother the chicken with the cooked onions & pan juices. Simmer for 5 minutes on medium.

Evenly spread the cheese over the top of each breast, spoon some liquid over them to melt the cheese. Simmer for 5 minutes on low until the cheese is melted.

Plate and garnish with the cooked bacon, green onions and tomatoes.


Latest Reviews

"Delicious recipe! In a rush I was able to simmer for 45 mins and use some red wine that's been sitting in the cabinet. To make this healthier I used whole wheat thin spaghetti and no salt added cans except for the tomato paste." - zach g.

"Cinnamon-spiced apples are baked with a sweet oat crumble topping in this easy apple crisp...." - denise

"I made this tonight but I put my own spin on it. I took someones advice from the reviews below and I seasoned the chicken with garlic salt and pepper then drenched it in flour sauteed for a few min on each side in real butter. I put the chicken in a pan and covered it in a mix of buffalo sauce ... " - nicolemrdz

"I bought a very cheap roast and stabbed it all over with a fork (just to make sure that it was dead). I used the mixed dry ingredients as a rub before sprinkling the rest over the meat. Like other people, I cut the dressing mix somewhat (but I did so to reduce the sodium content and not ... " - millereg

"A classic Italian dish prepared with tomato sauce and mozzarella, with a few additions by Chef..." - tammy schill

"Stuff green bell peppers with a mixture of rice, ground beef and pork sausage for a simple and..." - michelle krz

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