BACON & CHEDDAR GRILLED CHICKEN

11
Teresa G

By
@barefootgal

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

  • 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

  1. Gather and prep all ingredients.
  2. BRINE THE CHICKEN: Pour salt and water into a gallon size zipper food bag; zip bag closed; shake well to dissolve salt.
  3. Unzip bag, add chicken; close bag and set inside a bowl; place in refrigerator for 4-6 hours.
  4. When ready to cook, remove chicken from brine, place on a large plate, baking dish or baking sheet; use paper towels to pat dry chicken.
  5. EVEN 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.
  6. Evenly sprinkle chicken rub seasoning over all sides. (*Note: I use McCormick's Grill Mates Chicken Rub.)
  7. Drizzle oil over chicken breasts, turning to coat thoroughly.
  8. Lightly brush George Foreman grill or grill pan with vegetable oil; preheat to medium/ medium-high.
  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.)
  10. Place 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.
  11. Preheat toaster oven, or regular oven, to 400°F.
  12. Remove chicken from grill to toaster oven tray or baking sheet.
  13. Place 1 slice of American cheese on top of chicken.
  14. Place 2 slices of crisp bacon on top of cheese slice.
  15. Scatter 1/4 cup cheddar cheese over bacon on each chicken breast.
  16. Bake in preheated oven just until cheese melts (about 1 minute.)
  17. Remove from oven, sprinkle with chives.
  18. Serve 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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