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Honey Mustard-and-Bacon Smothered Chicken

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.

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-oz.) skinned and boned chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey-mustard dressing
  • 8 fully cooked bacon slices
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz.) shredded Mexican four-cheese blend

Nutrition Information

  • calories 372
  • caloriesfromfat 46 %
  • fat 19 g
  • satfat 6.3 g
  • monofat 2.8 g
  • polyfat 2.1 g
  • protein 44.2 g
  • carbohydrate 3.3 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 122 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 578 mg
  • calcium 70 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

  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.

  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.

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

  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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