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.

Brent BeSaw
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and lemon-pepper.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

431 calories; 20.1 g total fat; 124 mg cholesterol; 809 mg sodium. 16.9 g carbohydrates; 44 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2014
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 for two so simple yet so delicious (: Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2016
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 the ingredients together in the oven rather than cooking them separately on the stove. I think that will make it a more cohesive meal. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2014
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 for two so simple yet so delicious (: Read More
(143)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2014
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 for two so simple yet so delicious (: Read More
(143)
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2012
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 "bacon"(naturally no pun intended) on several pop in guest occasions. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2012
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 flatten the chicken breasts out a bit to hold more of the yummy toppings. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2015
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 bacon and diced mushrooms back into the pan. Topped all with combo of jack and cheddar. O.M.G!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2014
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 it aside and added the onions and cooked them til golden. Then took the onions out sat aside and then cooked the chicken breast in remaining grease and there was just enough for the 2 chicken breasts. When chicken was just about done piled on the onions then the cheese and topped it with the chopped bacon. Covered for a few minutes cheese melted with bacon bits mixed in. I also drizzled the top with some spicy honey mustard sauce. WONDERFUL...! We will definitely have this one again! And yes I agree it might not be the healthly way to eat a chicken breast but you have to treat yourself once-in-awhile! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2012
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 regular to make it even more sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2015
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 don't so if you think your recipes are so much better then just send them in and see how many comments you will get........just saying!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2014
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 figured it would be a sin to not rate and comment on it. Fixed it just like the recipe except I used 3 flattened chicken breasts instead of 4. Used 1 very large fresh Vidalia onion you could hardly have too many and I used sharp Cheddar cheese because that's what I had on hand. It was pretty easy and out of this world yummy. Texted a picture to our 2 girls in college just so they'd have an extra reason to come home to visit. Sure is great chicken! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2013
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 caramelized onions are amazing and really pull the dish together. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2016
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 the ingredients together in the oven rather than cooking them separately on the stove. I think that will make it a more cohesive meal. Read More
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