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

"is there a truck to adding the cream cheese where it doesn't circle? I've the recipe and it tastes great but the crea. cheese juat doesn't fully break down." - seamus m.

"Awesome recipe! I made with 1/2 tsp ground fennel so there would be no whole seeds. Very rich and flavorful sauce." - shakahari

"Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing Freshly toasted bread cubes, turkey sausage, chopped apples and dried cranberry combine..." - ponygirl64

"A genuine pizza sauce !! I will not play with this recipe. I've will added this to my recipe book 'AS IS' THANK YOU!! I can do the happy food dance!! NOW !! THANK YOU!! 30 Stars!!!!!!" - chef grpa

"This recipe is excellent. Any kind of roast works well. I did try to reduce the salt by adding 1/2 package of ranch dressing, but I found the majority of salt was coming from the Italian dressing. So I added full package of ranch and brown gravy and 1/2 package of italian dressing and it was ... " - kelly knowles

"Someone who made this recipe definitely knows a thing or two about good pizza! I've come across so many recipes that say they are pizza sauce when it's really some variant of marinara that you would put on pasta...they are not the same. This sauce is thick, robust, and full of flavor and based on the pizza I've had in New York, it is the real deal! My go to recipe from now on!" - dan w.

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