I am going to share with you a family favorite: Barbecue Chicken topped with Cheese.
This is a recipe that we usually make AT LEAST once a month.
It is amazingly good and easy to make. Sometimes, for some extra deliciousness we will top the chicken with crispy bacon before adding the cheese.
Think about it.. Chicken, cheese and bacon. How can you not LOVE it.
It’s important when cooking this chicken to make individual foil pouches to sit each piece of chicken in. It will keep the chicken moist and allow the juices to be absorbed or drizzled over after it is cooked.
Also, its extra-easy to clean-up. Just throw away the foil pouches.
Voila, Pan is clean.
Chicken Breast, boneless and skinless (as much as you want to make)
Salt/Pepper, to taste
Garlic Powder, more or less to taste
Onions, sliced (optional)
Barbecue Sauce ( I use KC Masterpiece Original or Hickory Flavored)
Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Cooked Bacon (optional)
Preheat Oven to 350F.
First, make your tin foil pouches. Take a sheet of tin foil and fold the edges to make a square to sit the chicken in. Make sure there is no holes and the sides are high enough so the juices and sauce won’t leak out. Sit Chicken inside.
Season the Chicken Breast with Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder.
Add sliced Onions on top of the Chicken. (Add as many as you like.) I add a lot to my husband and I’s, but I skip the onions on the kids. Its a matter of preference here, but I believe it greatly enhances the flavor. Also, FYI Onion is a natural tenderizer for meat.
Drizzle with a generous amount of your favorite Barbecue Sauce.
Next, add a heaping spoonful of butter right on top in the center.
Cover the baking dish with foil and bake.
(If using bacon- cook desired amount on the stove. Prepare as usual.)
Bake Chicken 40 minutes, uncover and bake 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.
Top Chicken with (Bacon) and then top with a heaping of Cheddar Cheese. Place in the oven for an additional few minutes to melt the cheese.
The hardest part about making this chicken is folding the tin foil. Well, if you make the bacon it adds to the work but really is worth it. Either way though this chicken is awesome and I could eat it once a week for the rest of my life and be a happy girl.
shared recipe at: http://www.designsbygollum.blogspot.com