BACON & CHEDDAR GRILLED CHICKEN

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Teresa G

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@GrannyGravymaker

Grilled chicken, crispy bacon and melted cheese, what's not to love? This is my fairly simple, yet totally delicious recipe that is always a hit. I've given directions for indoor grilling, but it can be made on a charcoal or gas grill, with only minor adjustments to the directions. The prep time includes the time for brining the chicken.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
4 Hr 30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

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1 1/2 Tbsp
salt
6 c
water
4 large
boneless,skinless chicken breast halves
1 Tbsp
chicken rub (see *note)
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil (plus extra for grill)
4 slice
american cheese
12 slice
hickory smoked bacon, cooked crisp
1 c
shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
minced fresh chives (optional)

How to Make BACON & CHEDDAR GRILLED CHICKEN

Step-by-Step

  • 1Gather and prep all ingredients.
  • 2BRINE THE CHICKEN: Pour salt and water into a gallon size zipper food bag; zip bag closed; shake well to dissolve salt.
  • 3Unzip bag, add chicken; close bag and set inside a bowl; place in refrigerator for 4-6 hours.
  • When ready to cook, remove chicken from brine, place on a large plate, baking...
    4When ready to cook, remove chicken from brine, place on a large plate, baking dish or baking sheet; use paper towels to pat dry chicken.
  • 5EVEN OUT THE THICKNESS: Place breasts, rib side up on flat work surface. Use a very sharp chef's knife or fillet knife to open thick side of breast like a book, starting on the inside.
  • Evenly sprinkle chicken rub seasoning over all sides. (*Note: I use McCormick's Grill Mates...
    6Evenly sprinkle chicken rub seasoning over all sides. (*Note: I use McCormick's Grill Mates Chicken Rub.)
  • 7Drizzle oil over chicken breasts, turning to coat thoroughly.
  • 8Lightly brush George Foreman grill or grill pan with vegetable oil; preheat to medium/ medium-high.
  • (The size of your grill and the size of the chicken breasts will determine...
    9(The size of your grill and the size of the chicken breasts will determine how many breasts you'll be able to cook at the same time.)
  • Place chicken on grill, close lid and cook on medium/medium-high heat for 3 minutes;...
    10Place chicken on grill, close lid and cook on medium/medium-high heat for 3 minutes; open grill, turn chicken over, lower lid and cook for 3 more minutes.
  • Preheat toaster oven, or regular oven, to 400°F.
    11Preheat toaster oven, or regular oven, to 400°F.
  • 12Remove chicken from grill to toaster oven tray or baking sheet.
  • 13Place 1 slice of American cheese on top of chicken.
  • Place 2 slices of crisp bacon on top of cheese slice.
    14Place 2 slices of crisp bacon on top of cheese slice.
  • Scatter 1/4 cup cheddar cheese over bacon on each chicken breast.
    15Scatter 1/4 cup cheddar cheese over bacon on each chicken breast.
  • Bake in preheated oven just until cheese melts (about 1 minute.)
    16Bake in preheated oven just until cheese melts (about 1 minute.)
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with chives.
    17Remove from oven, sprinkle with chives.
  • Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.
    18Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers.

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About BACON & CHEDDAR GRILLED CHICKEN

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic
Other Tag: For Kids




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