Honey Mustard-and-Bacon Smothered Chicken

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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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 372
  • Calories from fat: 46%
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated fat: 6.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Protein: 44.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.3g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 122mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 578mg
  • Calcium: 70mg


  • 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


  1. 1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. 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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