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Smothered Chicken Breasts 141

Smothered Chicken Breasts

Brent BeSaw

"Topped with bacon, caramelized onions, and zippy shredded cheese, this recipe comes together in no time. Plus, it cooks in one skillet, so it's easy to clean up."
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35 m servings 431 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 431 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 44 g
  • 88%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 124 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium:
  • 809 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and lemon-pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the chicken breasts in hot oil until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 13 to 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove and keep warm.
  3. Place bacon in large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels; reserve 2 tablespoons drippings. Cook and stir onion and brown sugar in reserved drippings until onion is golden, about 5 minutes.
  4. Place two bacon strips on each chicken breast half; top with caramelized onions and sprinkle with Colby-Monterey Jack cheese.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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This is fabulously easy and quite a crowd pleaser! The paring of the salty bacon and sweet sugared onions is just perfect and plates beautifully. Thanks for sharing, this recipe has saved my "ba...

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When I made this, I was initially underwhelmed, but the leftovers the next day were great. I think it needed time for all the flavors to blend together. Next time, I'm going to try baking all th...

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This is fabulously easy and quite a crowd pleaser! The paring of the salty bacon and sweet sugared onions is just perfect and plates beautifully. Thanks for sharing, this recipe has saved my "ba...

My husband told me this was a keeper after one bite. He said he definitely wants to see this for dinner again. The sweet/salty/crunchy topping was delish! Simple to make, too. Next time I will f...

Im 14 my parents just started this diet only meat chicken turkey and veggies i cooked this up for them within 30 minutes one pan no hassle they LOVED it, so glad i could make them a nice dinner ...

I think this is probably in the top 10 recipes I've ever made. Cooked sliced up bacon in advance then used the same pan to cook chicken. Poured out some of the grease then added onions, sugar,...

This was easy and really good. I will make it with pork tenderloin next time. I also added a can of sliced mushrooms to the sauce and onions and it was good!! I used Maple bacon instead of regul...

This recipe had the ingredients I had on hand and was a hit with me and hubby! I changed the order of cooking though... chopped up the bacon and fried it first, took the bacon out of grease, sat...

I should be horsewhipped for being too busy eating like a pig to rate or post a comment about recipes I love. But my darling Wifey raved about this Smothered Chicken so much tonight that I figur...

I never log in to rate or review recipes, but I had to for this one - it was fantastic! One tip - I didn't use the whole onion because I'm not a huge onion fan... DON'T DO WHAT I DID! The carame...

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