Smothered Chicken

I started to make something else a few weekends ago but Mark asked that I NOT make it … that in itself was a little unusual! So I said fine, I’ll make something else.

I had chicken breast. Bacon. Cheese. And onions. I hadn’t been to the grocery store in a few days (actually, like 10 days!) and since we are trying to be more mindful of what we bring in to the #tinycondo, I decided to make this as a sort of spin off from another recipe I have …

Can I just tell you how AWESOME it was?! And to have it again for lunch the next day? Woohoo!

Sadly, in keeping with the #tinycondo stuff, we’ve also downsized our meals … so there isn’t that much leftovers for lunches. It’s ok, though. At least, I keep telling myself that! I will be making this a little more often just so I can have it more!

4 chicken breast

1/2 pound bacon

1/2 cup of shredded cheese of choice (I used Monterey Jack)

1 onion, sliced thin

Cook up your bacon in a skillet til crispy. Move that off to a plate and add those onions to the bacon fat.

Caramelize the onions. Ok, here’s the deal: when you want to caramelize the onions, lay them flat in the pan, turn pan to medium heat and do NOT touch them until you see them starting to turn golden brown. If you keep messing with them they will just get steamy and never caramelized! Yes, it takes a little while. Just be patient!

Once onions are caramelized, move those over to a bowl and NOW toss in your chicken breast. If the pan is a little dry, go ahead and add a little bit of olive oil. Season the chicken breast with your favorite all around seasoning (I used our garlic/onion power/salt/pepper blend) and cook til golden brown, flip and cook til no longer pink.

Scoot the chicken over to the middle of the pan, go ahead, crowd them! Top with the onions and then the bacon (I suggest you crumble the bacon instead of leaving the big slices) AND then add your cheese. Put a lid on the pan and let it cook for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melty.

If you are lucky enough to have some seasoned butter (or finishing butter!) go ahead and add a little dab to the pan! This really was a nice touch!

There you go! Serve it up and enjoy! *We had ours with steamed broccoli … not a big steamed broccoli fan but it’s what we had that night!

Enjoy!

#WinnerWinnerChickenDinner #CookAtHome #MakeDinnerAtHome

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Hi! We are Mark and Jan. Highschool Sweethearts living in Paradise and fast forwarding to our retirement days! We have 2 kids, both young adults now, a grandbaby that was born on 12/29/18 (3 weeks sooner than anticipated!) and we have 2 cats ... more than enough!

13 thoughts on “Smothered Chicken”

  1. That sounds so delicious! I’d probably throw in a few mushrooms on mine since I can’t eat onions but oh yum! Pinned.

  2. Oh does this look amazing!! I am trying to eat lower carb, but I see no reason why I can’t fix this! It is going to be on the menu this week! I am sharing this in my Facebook group, Chloe’s Kitchen. Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

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