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Bacon Cheddar Chicken Fillet Melt

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Bacon Cheddar Chicken Fillet Melt
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Enjoy these sandwiches made using chicken breast halves, bacon and Cheddar cheese that are ready in 30 minutes – perfect for a dinner.

Ingredients

4
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
8
slices bacon
1
small red onion, sliced
4
slices pumpernickel bread, toasted
4
teaspoons steak sauce
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1 Place 1 chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Working from center, gently pound chicken with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick; remove wrap. Repeat with remaining chicken breast halves.
  • 2 Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; drain on paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Add onion to drippings; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until tender. Remove onion from skillet. Add chicken to skillet; cook 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and juices run clear.
  • 3 Place toasted bread slices on cookie sheet; spread each slice with 1 teaspoon steak sauce. Top with chicken, bacon slices, onion and cheese. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Tips  

Pumpernickel bread, of German origin, gets its brown color and depth of flavor from molasses.

Cook the bacon in the microwave oven sandwiched between layers of white microwave-safe paper towels. Instead of browing the onion and chicken in the bacon fat, spritz the skillet with nonfat cooking spray.

Cut 7 grams of fat per serving by substituting reduced-fat Cheddar for regular and using one slice of bacon per sandwich instead of two.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
210
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
(
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
)
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Sodium
760mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
,
Sugars
3g
)
Protein
40g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 5 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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