Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
18 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 servings

Our original recipe had twice as much butter, oil, and cheese, but we retested and realized less was plenty to get the job done.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Melt butter with oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken, and cook 8 minutes on each side or until done. Reduce heat to medium-low; brush chicken with honey-mustard dressing. Top each chicken breast with 2 bacon slices, and sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook 2 minutes or until cheese melts.

Step 3

Shopping Note: Fully cooked bacon slices eliminate the hassle of cooking and cleanup. Purchase several packages when they're on sale, and freeze them up to 3 months to have on hand.

Step 4

MENU IDEA FOR 4 * Honey Mustard-and-Bacon Smothered Chicken * Steamed green beans * Apple wedges

Step 5

GROCERIES NEEDED Check staples: salt, pepper, butter, vegetable oil * 4 (6-oz.) skinned and boned chicken breasts * 1 small jar honey-mustard dressing * 8 fully cooked bacon slices (we tested with Ready Crisp) * 1/4 cup (1 oz.) shredded Mexican four-cheese blend * 1 lb. fresh or frozen green beans * 2 apples

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