This grilled chicken breast is out of this world delicious! Juicy, flavorful and really not a whole lot of extra effort! Who can go wrong when you’re talking about BACON, anyway? Oh, and by the way, have I mentioned before that I love chicken? I’m sure this won’t be the last time you see that statement either! Fried chicken, baked chicken, chicken salad, chicken livers, chicken & dumplings,….. YUMMMO!!! 🙂
**In a seal-able plastic bag, combine Italian dressing, garlic and sugar. Add chicken breasts to marinade and place in refrigerator for 6-8 hours.**
Fry bacon strips and set aside to drain. Grill chicken breasts and place in skillet. Place two strips of bacon on each chicken breast, and then cover with shredded cheese. Place lid on skillet and cook over low heat until cheese is melted.
This delicious chicken dish is a snap to put together and all it takes is a little bit of planning! The marinade can be assembled in minutes just before you need it. Once the chicken and the marinade combine and the flavors blend over time in the fridge….well, let’s just say the results are a deliciously flavorful and juicy chicken breast that you and your family are sure to want repeats of. My husband, Dan, who is not a big fan of chicken absolutely loved this dish! And, I have to say, that’s certainly going some! Enjoy!!
Southwest Chipotle Chicken
This is a great dinner option especially when you're in a hurry!
8 hrPrep Time
20 minCook Time
8 hr, 20 Total Time
4 large chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
2/3 c. ketchup
1 T. soy sauce
2 t. chipotle seasoning
1 t. chili powder
½ t. smoked paprika
½ t. granulated garlic
¼ t. coarsely ground black pepper
1/8 t. onion powder
1/8 t. ginger
1/8 t. ground mustard
½ c. brown sugar, packed
¾-1 c. lemon lime soda
Combine all ingredients for the marinade in a large, sealable plastic bag. Add chicken breast halves and make sure all are coated with marinade. Remove as much air as possible from the bag and place in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When ready to cook, add oil to a hot skillet or on a hot griddle, and add marinated chicken pieces and discard remaining marinade. Cook for 2-3 minutes to sear in juices, then flip pieces over and sear other side. If using a skillet, cover and reduce heat to simmer & cook until juice run clear. If using a griddle, continue to flip piece over every 2-3 minutes, or until juices run clear.