Sunday Recipe–BBQ Chicken With Bacon #VDM30in30

This week’s VDM30in30 recipe combines everyone’s favorites – chicken, bacon,  BBQ sauce, and cheese into a single delicious dish that can be prepared in the oven or on the grill. 

This recipe started off as an attempt to replicate a similar dish from a local restaurant.  That restaurant, which is no longer in business, had a similar dish as a nightly special.  My wife loved it, and she said that she thought it was something that we could make at home.

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 8 strips of bacon, cooked
  • 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Grill Directions:

1. Prepare your grill for direct cooking over medium heat.  Oil the grill grate to prevent chicken from sticking.

2. Cook chicken for 8-10 minutes until internal temperature reads 165 degrees with a thermometer, flipping once halfway through. 

3. Apply BBQ sauce to chicken,and then top with bacon and cheese.

4.  Cook for another 2-3 minutes until sauce has thickened and cheese has melted.

5. Remove from grill and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Oven Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Place chicken in a shallow baking dish.

3. Bake chicken for 25 minutes or until temperature reads about 165 degrees with a thermometer.

4. Apply BBQ sauce to chicken,and then top with bacon and cheese.

5. Bake for another 5-8 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 165 degrees.

6. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.

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