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Smothered Chicken Breasts

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"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
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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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.


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 431 calories; 20.1 16.9 44 124 809 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

There is nothing more frustrating than reading reviews from people that totally change the recipe ingredients from the original recipes posted in here. You either like the recipe as it is or you...

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...