Recipe: Oven Baked BBQ Chicken with Bacon and Cheese

This recipe for BBQ Chicken is a copy cat of sorts of an Applebee’s entrée. I recently had their version of this dish and liked it, but.. I felt it was far too greasy and thought I could do better… I think I did.

This recipe is quick and easy… a perfect weeknight meal.. serve it with mashed potatoes and coleslaw … they serve it with corn cakes which was a nice touch too.


Use whatever BBQ sauce you prefer… commercially made or homemade.

The Applebee’s version uses cheddar… not everyone likes cheddar… you can use Monterey Jack instead.

I made the bacon in the oven… I just took it out of the oven about 5 minutes before it was done… it will finish cooking when you put it on the chicken ….. see my previous post for instructions on “Making Bacon in the Oven”.

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe!

Recipe: Oven Baked BBQ Chicken with Bacon and Cheese

All you need:

BBQ Sauce
Boneless skinless chicken breasts
Thick sliced bacon (1 slice per chicken breast)
Shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

All you need to do:

Make the bacon in the oven and remove about 5 minutes before it is done (it will be cooked but chewy). Set aside.

Allow oven to cool to 375 degrees F or if you made the bacon ahead, then preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Pour about some BBQ sauce in a flat bowl.

Drag the chicken through the sauce, coating both sides.

Place the chicken in a baking dish.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove the dish from the oven and lay 1 piece of partially cooked bacon on each chicken breast.

Spoon a small additional amount of BBQ sauce over the bacon and chicken.

Place about 3 tablespoons of shredded cheese on top of each breast.

Return to the oven and continue baking for about 8-10 minutes.

Make sure the cheese has melted before removing from the oven.


Unknown said...

Was an easy to follow and was excellent!

Dennise Meeks said...

Was very easy to follow and turned out excellent!

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