Sunday, May 6, 2012

Smothered Chicken Breasts

Yes, this IS as good as it sounds.

Yield: 4 servings

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
1 Tbsp oil
8 bacon strips
1 medium onion, sliced
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

1.  Sprinkle chicken with salt and lemon-pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil for 6-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170 degrees; remove and keep warm.
2.  In the same skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp.  Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels, drain, reserving 2 Tbsp drippings.
3.  In the drippings, saute onion and brown sugar until onion is tender and golden brown.  Place two bacon strips on each chicken breast half; top with caramelized onions and cheese.

Source:  Taste of Home Grand Prize Winners

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