Cheesy Bacon Topped Chicken

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This is a recipe that I found online at one of my favorite blogging sites http://www.kevinandamanda.com they originally called it “Bacon Cheeseburger Chicken.” I have made their original recipe, but this time I decided to tweak it just a little bit. Both dishes are delicious and I am sure if you use your culinary imagination, you can create this meal in a variety of ways.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
4-6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, split
1/4 cup world harbors jerk sauce (original recipe called for teriyaki)
1/2 cup spicy Taco Bell Spicy Ranchero Sauce (original recipe called for Ranch dressing)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 lb bacon

The first step is the bacon. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place bacon on a cookie cooling rack on top of a baking sheet that is lined with tin foil. Bake for approximately 20 minutes until nice and crispy. I usually cook the whole package and place the remaining bacon in a zip lock bag and place in the freezer for future use. This is the only way I will cook bacon, as it leave NO MESS!

Next preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, heat oil & butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts, and saute 4 to 5 minutes each side, until lightly browned.

Place browned chicken breasts in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Cover with jerk and ranchero dressing.

Sprinkle with cheese and top with bacon bits. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

It is so good that even our Tisha begs for it! 🙂

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