Smothered Chicken Breasts

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Smothered Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and lemon-pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil for 6–7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees; remove and keep warm.

  2. In same skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.

  3. In the drippings, sauté onion and brown sugar until onion is tender and golden brown. Place two bacon strips on each chicken breast half; top with caramelized onions and cheese.

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Recipe courtesy of

Taste of Home magazine

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