Honey Mustard-and-Bacon Smothered Chicken

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

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 18 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

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.

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

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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Kelly Wilton,

Southern Living: Busy Moms Weeknight Favorites

October 2006
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