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3-Ingredient Cheddar-Bacon Chicken Breasts

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 4

This three-ingredient dinner is the best thing to ever happen to boneless skinless chicken breasts — we swear. Because when it comes to dinner, why overthink it? MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

6
slices bacon, chopped
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 5 oz each)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground pepper
1
cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bacon; cook 7 to 9 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel-lined plate; set aside. Drain and discard all but 1 tablespoon drippings from skillet.
  • 2
    Rub chicken with salt and pepper. Heat skillet with reserved drippings over medium heat. Add chicken; cook uncovered 14 to 16 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove from heat; top each breast with 1/4 cup cheese. Cover skillet; let stand 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Top with bacon, and serve.

Expert Tips

  • You can use precooked bacon; just add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to skillet, and make chicken as directed in recipe.
  • Want to spice it up? Substitute shredded pepper Jack cheese for the sharp Cheddar.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Sodium
760mg
32%
Potassium
340mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
43g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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