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3-Ingredient Cheddar-Bacon Chicken Breasts

3-Ingredient Cheddar-Bacon Chicken Breasts


This three-ingredient dinner is the best thing to ever happen to boneless skinless chicken breasts—we swear. Because when it comes to dinner, why overthink it?MORE+LESS-

6

slices gluten-free bacon, chopped

4

boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 5 oz each)

1/4

teaspoon ground pepper

1

cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz)

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  • 1

    Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bacon; cook 7 to 9 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel-lined plate; set aside. Drain and discard all but 1 tablespoon drippings from skillet.

  • 2

    Rub chicken with salt and pepper. Heat skillet with reserved drippings over medium heat. Add chicken; cook uncovered 14 to 16 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove from heat; top each breast with 1/4 cup cheese. Cover skillet; let stand 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Top with bacon, and serve.

Expert Tips

  • You can use precooked gluten-free bacon; just add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to skillet, and make chicken as directed in recipe.
  • Want to spice it up? Substitute shredded gluten-free pepper Jack cheese for the sharp Cheddar.
  • Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Sodium
760mg
32%
Potassium
340mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
43g
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:

0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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