Recipe of the Week: Smokey Mountain Chicken

This week I’m sharing my Smokey Mountain Chicken recipe. I’ve been meaning to post it for some time, and since I had a couple of questions about it from last week’s menu, this seemed like a good time to post it.

This recipe is currently one of my favorites! It’s very tasty and easy. In fact, there’s not really much of a “recipe” to it; it’s just sort of thrown together.

Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s pretty versatile. It would be great to serve at a cookout with baked beans, potato salad, and cole slaw, or you could throw it on a bun and serve with fries or onion rings. Yet it would also go perfectly with steamed veggies, a rice pilaf, pasta, or mashed potatoes.

Recipe for Smokey Mountain Chicken:
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Barbecue Sauce
Bacon, crumbled. (About 1-2 pieces for chicken breast, depending on size.)
Shredded Cheddar Cheese.
Directions: Rinse chicken and place on baking sheet. (Hint – I line the baking sheet with tin foil first. This makes for easy clean up and it keeps the sauce from burning on the baking sheet.) Pour a little barbecue sauce on each chicken breast. I use just enough to lightly coat the chicken, but you could use more if wish. You can coat both sides or just the side facing up; it’s up to you. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. In the meantime cook your bacon. Take chicken out of the oven and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese (or your choice of cheese blend), and then top with bacon crumbles. Place make in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes.
Tips & Suggestions:
-Here’s a great short cut for an effortless meal: use Ready to Serve bacon. I buy mine at Aldi, and it’s really good and cheap!
-Or you could use Real Bacon Bits. (I recommend Kraft Oscar Mayer.)
-I got the name for this dish from something that they used to serve Ruby Tuesday about 10 years ago. In their version, they served it topped with raw, diced tomatoes, and I believe they also used either scallions or those little fried onion straw things.
-And of course you could use other cheeses. But I totally recommend that you try the cheddar first!
-And again, as I said above this is a great dish to cook with so many different side items and for so many occasions. And I just have to mention the idea of putting it on a bun again, because my husband just loves chicken sandwiches. When I make this, I like to do a little extra, so that I can pack him a sandwich for his lunch. It makes his day!



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  1. Barbara Bakes says

    This is such a simple great idea. I’m going to give it a try!

  2. Jolly Mom says

    This is great AND I can eat it on my Atkins diet! THANK YOU! Something good to eat-lol!

  3. Felicia says

    YUM!!! We are SO trying this next week!!

  4. Donna-FFW says

    This is my kind of meal. Perfect for a weeknight. Simple,easy and delicious.

  5. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says

    How can you go wrong with bacon and cheddar cheese! Yummy!

  6. Snow White says

    We love our chicken that way! I used to get a meal like that at a restaurant, and I love that we can re-create it. Add some green onion too — it’s delicious.

  7. That looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it.

  8. Sounds yummy. We eat chicken 2-3 times a week so this would be a new way for us to eat our chicken. Thanks for sharing.

  9. That looks and sounds very tasty. I am going to try this.

  10. A happy heart at home says

    This sounds really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  11. Sounds so simple, I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Louisette passion retriever, cat, memory Katanga says

    Lovely blog and recipes

  13. Mmmm… this sounds great – and so easy to make! Think this will be a winner with my husband since he loves about anything with barbecue sauce. Thanks for sharing!

  14. The Blonde Duck says

    That chicken looks awesome! Tasty and simple!

  15. WOW!!! this looks so good and so easy! I can not wait to try this.

  16. Looks yummy! I am gonna try this one out for dinner tonight and follow your suggestion for adding diced tomatoes on top. I might just do buttered noodles on the side to keep it easy. Thanks again for the idea 🙂

  17. Samantha says

    Looks and sounds so delicious !
    I am marking this to try soon.
    Thanks for sharing, hugs and blessings to you !

  18. Emily @ Marvelous Recipes says

    Chicken bacon and cheese. How could that not be good!!

  19. Kim... and Her Coffee says

    It’s so great to meet you here! Wow, LOVE all your recipes. Such a great blog.

  20. Hoosier Homemade says

    That looks great! Too Cool! Cupcakes for Sweet Thursday! That’s right up my alley! I made a note to myself. I’ll be back.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my cupcakes.

  21. Saving My Dollars says

    This looks so good! And easy too! I’ll be making this soon! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Oh yum, that looks so good! Love chicken and bacon and cheese. 🙂 Living in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, I can appreciate the title of the recipe too! 🙂
    Have a great day!

  23. YUMO!! This sounds absolutely scrumptious!

  24. Porch Days says

    This chicken sounds delicious! Everything is better with cheddar cheese and bacon!

  25. This sounds like a spin off of the Alice Springs Chicken served at Outback. Since that's one of my Buppy's favorites, I'll definitely have to try this one. Thanks for the idea! :o)

  26. The Prudent Homemaker says

    Hornel real bacon bits are really good, too. I get them in big bag at Sam's Club (it has to be refrigerated after you open it).

    I never think of baking my chicken; I always forget. That would really help when I need get other things done while dinner cooks!

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