Smoky Mountain Chicken Recipe -
Smoky Mountain Chicken Recipe

Smoky Mountain Chicken

Recipe by  

"I usually serve the chicken with french fries, potato wedges or a baked potato."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place chicken breasts in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Season with pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning to taste. Bake seasoned chicken in the preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until cooked through and juices run clear.
  3. When chicken is done, remove from oven and pour on barbecue sauce. Layer each breast with slice of ham, then slice of cheese. Return to oven and continue to bake for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted. Remove from oven and top with chopped green onions and tomatoes.
Kitchen-Friendly View


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 09, 2003

My husband and I enjoyed this a lot. I changed the prep. a bit. Instead of seasoning and baking I went through all steps and baked. I didn't use a whole bottle of BBQ sauce--I just spooned it on. I think next time I'll cut back on the Italian Seasoning. It didn't seem to go with the other ingredients.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 12, 2003

Way too much barbeque sauce. It overwhelmed the taste of the chicken. The barbeque sauce needs to be cooked into the chicken not just poured on and heated.


85 Ratings

Aug 15, 2003

My husband really liked this, but I have to admit that I really don't like the combination of cheese and BBQ sauce together. We compromised at a 4-star rating. I know this will be used in our house again....lunches for the hubby. Thanks for posting.

Oct 04, 2006

Completely awesome. The easiest and yummiest way to fix chicken. Works best with sweeter BBQ sauces, like Sweet Baby Rays.

Jul 23, 2003

I loved this recipe. I cooked the chicken on the grill on foil and basted with the barbeque sauce (Using alot less) Then topped it with the ham and cheese at the end. No clean up! My husband wants be to put it in the weekly rotation!

Mar 14, 2011

This is a great chicken recipe. The ingredients kindof remind me of a chicken cordon blue, just with BBQ sauce. The results were fantastic! I used a sweet Memphis style BBQ sauce that really gave the chicken a nice flavor. Super easy to make and absolutely wonderful!

Nov 30, 2009

for something that sounds so simple, this was awesome! i don't care for ham much, so i made mine with bacon and hubby's with ham - i loved it!! i think my husband liked the bacon ones better too, so i will make them all with bacon next time. delicious recipe!

Jul 13, 2003

Awesome!! My mom said it tastes just like a resturant we go to. Next time we might add button mushrooms on top of the ham.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 482 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.5 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 110 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 39.2 g
  • 78%
  • Sodium
  • 2017 mg
  • 81%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Not The Same Old Chicken
Not The Same Old Chicken

We have so many top-rated chicken recipes, you'll never run out of dinner ideas again.

Slow Cooker Time Savers
Slow Cooker Time Savers

Imagine dinner making itself in the slow cooker while you relax or do other things.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Marinated Grilled Chicken II

Simple recipe that helps combat dry chicken blues.

Chicken Kabobs Mexicana

Tender, juicy, grilled chicken skewers with Mexican-inspired flavors.

Chicken Milano

A tasty Italian-influenced chicken dish with sun-dried tomatoes and cream.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States