This dish is like Alice Springs Chicken on steroids. Mixing everything together gives it a much better, juicier flavor. I like to pair it with steamed veggies.

Desirae Perkins
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Ingredients

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

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking dish with aluminum foil; brush with olive oil.

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  • Season chicken breasts with mesquite seasoning and place in the prepared baking dish.

  • Mix cheese blend, bacon bits, green onions, mayonnaise, and chipotle-flavored hot sauce together in a small bowl. Spread mixture evenly over chicken.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 16 minutes. Turn off oven; leave chicken inside for 2 minutes. Turn on broiler; broil chicken on low until topping is golden, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

392 calories; 27.8 g total fat; 98 mg cholesterol; 1142 mg sodium. 2.9 g carbohydrates; 32.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (43)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2016
This was very tasty and easy to make which I loved. Made the topping in advance which made this an even easier weeknight meal. I made exactly as instructed (hate when people rate based on their own version of a recipe). Not five stars only because it was very tasty but not WOW-delicious. Will be making again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/05/2018
This had so much potential but yet was so Bland. Topping taste great but it does not add flavor all over the chicken it's like two separate things. My chicken breast were thick maybe if they were thin it would have been better but as it was the chicken was very Bland and then had a piece of delicious topping on it. Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2016
This was very tasty and easy to make which I loved. Made the topping in advance which made this an even easier weeknight meal. I made exactly as instructed (hate when people rate based on their own version of a recipe). Not five stars only because it was very tasty but not WOW-delicious. Will be making again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2016
This was very tasty and easy to make which I loved. Made the topping in advance which made this an even easier weeknight meal. I made exactly as instructed (hate when people rate based on their own version of a recipe). Not five stars only because it was very tasty but not WOW-delicious. Will be making again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2016
Made as written except that I let it cook a little longer and this turned out fantastic! I honestly expected the topping to run off and become a watery mess but it stayed on top perfectly. I typically don't care much for oven baked chicken and prefer the grill but I can't say enough good things about this one. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2017
This chicken recipe turned out to be a gorgeous presentation on our dining table (I submitted photo to prove it!) I followed the recipe to a "T" with the exception of frying up two strips of Trader Joe's applewood bacon and crumbling those up instead of using bacon bits. The chicken turned out extremely moist and tasty. However I didn't give this 5 stars only because the mesquite seasoning was just too strong of a smoky flavor for me and the family (in additions to the smoky Tabasco chipotle flavor). I realize the bacon added a smoky flavor too but it was the overly strong mesquite flavor that overpowered the other flavors. I'll definitely make this recipe again but change out the mesquite for a milder spice alternative. Probably will add a teaspoon of regular Tabasco to cheese mixture to give it some more heat. The possibilities of different ingredient combos are endless! Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2017
The best baked chicken I have eaten in a long time. No revisions to this recipe. Will definitely make this again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2018
This is a family favorite and in frequent rotation. So easy flavorful and lean. Sometimes with bacon crumbles in it sometimes not. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2017
I made this this evening. I used boneless pork chops instead and cooked it at 425 degrees for 24 minutes. The pork was juicy and everyone absolutely loved it! I switched the tabasco sauce to the lower sodium milder Jalepeno sauce so my daughter wouldn't complain about it being too spicy. The only reason I didn't rate it a 5 is because the nutrition information isn't provided and I had to recalculate the amounts of certain items to be able to stick to my husband's dietary restrictions. This is my favorite dish I've made for quite some time and I will most definitely be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2019
This was chicken was amazingly delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2017
Made exactly to recipe. Was fantastic! Don't overthink it - just make and enjoy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2018
My family loved this chicken. Quick easy and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/05/2018
This had so much potential but yet was so Bland. Topping taste great but it does not add flavor all over the chicken it's like two separate things. My chicken breast were thick maybe if they were thin it would have been better but as it was the chicken was very Bland and then had a piece of delicious topping on it. Read More
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