Smoky Mountain Chicken
Smoky Mountain Chicken - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 35 min Yield: 8 Serving
Nutrition Facts: 240 calories 9 grams fat
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon savory
1/4 teaspoon marjoram
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove)
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
8 slices cooked & crumbled bacon
4 slices thick monterey jack cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup chopped tomato
2 jalapeno peppers finely diced
Mix the first 8 ingredients together and evenly coat chicken breasts in prepared dish seasoning. Marinate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly grease a baking dish large enough to hold the chicken pieces. Bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is JUST done. Remove from oven.
Pour barbecue sauce over chicken covering completely.
Top with crumpled bacon over chicken
Top each piece with cheese.
Return to hot oven and cook for 8 minutes or until cheese has melted. Remove from oven.
Place chicken on a serving plate and garnish with green onions, tomatoes and jalapeno peppers.
© Jim Catanich
"I followed the recipe exactly-once for Christmas Day, the next time for New year's Eve. Both times it was a big hit, with people asking how I made it. I added some frozen fruit icecubes & I made sure the Golden Circle fruit juice packs & soft drink bottles were in the freezer for a while before I made them, so that they were-not frozen of course-but icy cold. There were a few slivers of ice in the fruit juice actually. Very easy to make, liked by just about everyone. Good recipe to have." - sherri3802
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"Good but I think these buffalo chicken breasts are better grilled - slightly brown on each side and then baste generously with sauce turning once or twice until cooked through. But, this is a good substitute for nights when firing up the grill would not be optimal. Made several tweaks. Also recommend keeping some sauce on the side for dipping." - mrsoul51