Simple BBQ Chicken with Bacon

This easy recipe for a delicious chicken dish popped up in my email from All Recipes.   You can see a video of the preparation at

Since it combines chicken and bacon, I had to try it! But I also had to add a little more, so I added the seasonings and the slice of cheddar cheese on top because it all goes better with cheese, right? The next time I make this, and it will be soon, I plan to add a thin slice of sweet red onion underneath the bacon strips, so it’s tucked in next to the chicken.  Yum…

Have this for dinner with a nice dinner salad and you’ll be sitting pretty with low carb. I baked the chicken, but you can also do it on the grill if you’d prefer. It’s easy to double or triple if you are cooking for more than two people.

Baked BBQ Chicken with Bacon and Cheese

2 half Chicken Breasts
4 slices of bacon
2 slices of Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Cheese or similar
1/4 cup low carb BBQ Sauce
1 teaspoon of Seasoning Salt or BBQ Seasoning
Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees(F.). Prepare a baking pan to fit the chicken by spraying with cooking spray.

Sprinkle chicken breasts with the seasoning salt and pepper to taste. Cover and set aside for a few minutes.

Cook the bacon until almost done, but still flexible. Don’t crisp it. (I put my slices between two paper towels and microwaved them for 2 1/2 minutes, which kept them flat while cooking and absorbed the fat.)

Wrap 2 slices over each chicken breast, making an X across the front of the chicken and tuck ends in the back and place back side down in the baking pan. Use a pastry or kitchen brush or the back of a spoon to spread 1 tablespoons of the BBQ sauce on each of the breasts.

Bake for 30 minutes until the chicken is nearly done and juices run clear. Add cheese slices on top of each breast, then brush each with the rest of the BBQ sauce and bake for another 10 minutes to melt the cheese.

Makes 2 servings

Nutrition Info per serving:
   Calories:401  Fat: 9.2 g  Net Carbs: 0.0g  Protein: 48.0

Note:  Yes, that is the correct net carb if you use 0 carb BBQ Sauce and 0 carb cheese. I used Walden Farms Hickory Smoked BBQ Sauce, which is 0 calories and 0 carbs. The cheese is also 0.   If you use one of the higher ones, then you will likely add a carb or two to the total.

Try this recipe and I think you’ll love it.  Let me know what you think!

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