Smothered Chicken!

 
 
Smothered Chicken is one of my son, Bo's favorite dishes.  Of course, he hasn't met much in the way of chicken that he didn't like.  He is a chicken eatin' boy and always has been!  This is a simple thing to prepare and doesn't take all day, but it does require  a little prep time.   Here is what you will need:
 
6 boneless chicken breasts
12 pieces of bacon
6 slices Swiss or Provolone cheese
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/ 4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 cup barbeque sauce of your choice
seasoned salt
black pepper
garlic powder
 
Cook the bacon in skillet until is is just almost done, but not completely crisp.  Remove from pan.  Sprinkle chicken with seasoned salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.  Brown chicken breasts in the bacon drippings in the skillet on each side.   Do not cook through, just brown for about 5 minutes. 
 
Remove chicken to a baking dish you have sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.  Pour a little soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce on each breast.  Brush each chicken breast with barbeque sauce.  Use about 1/2 of the barbeque sauce and save the other half.  Place 2 strips of bacon on each piece of chicken.  Wrap the dish tightly with foil and place in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes.  
 
Remove foil and brush each piece with more barbeque sauce to your taste. Place a slice of cheese on each breast and then sprinkle with some of the cheddar cheese.   You can just use the Swiss or Provolone cheese, but the color of the cheddar makes the dish prettier.  Turn the oven up to 425 degrees and place back in the oven until the cheese melts and bubbles, about 10 minutes or so.  Don't let it stay in too long or the cheese will melt and disappear.  
 
This is really good served with The Holiday Potato Puff or Easy Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes.  You can use any barbeque sauce, but my recipe for My Homemade Barbeque Sauce works really well!
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 


9 comments:

  1. can't wait to try these!! thx =D

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  2. These look delicious! I've never had smothered chicken but can't wait to try it!

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  3. My family LOVED this. Thanks so much!

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  4. I have just discovered you on Pinterest. Your recipes look absolutely delicious. I will be sharing them on my blog once I try them out. Thank you for giving such great ideas. See me at http://cjmai.blogspot.com The blog is about living simple and easy.
    Jeanne

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  5. Thank you, Jeanne. I will definitely check your blog out.

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  6. I'm making this tomorrow. Looks good.

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  7. In the picture they look like thighs. Have you tried this with boneless thighs?

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  8. I've made something very similar to this for many, many years. Longhorn's Steakhouse used to have a chicken entree called, "Rocky Top Chicken," but took it off their menu so I started making my own! I cook my chicken out on the grill instead of baking it, to get the bbq flavor cooked through. After it's cooked I top each piece with pre-cooked crispy bacon, and a slice or two of swiss cheese, then put it under the broiler just until the cheese starts to bubble. Top each serving with a dollop of sour cream, diced tomatoes and sprinkle with chopped, green onions. We call our version, "Buck-Buck Chicken"!

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