5 Minute 5 Ingredient Cheesy Bacon Chicken

Dinner, Main Dish, Poultry


5-6 chicken breasts, cut in half width wise (about 2.5-3 lbs.)

2 tbsp seasoning rub (I use my smoked paprika rub, but you can use a seasoning salt or bbq rub - basically any rub with salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika - not an herb rub)

1/2 pound bacon, cut strips in half

4 oz shredded cheddar

sugar free barbecue use, optional, to serve


Preheat oven to 400. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

Rub both sides of chicken breasts with seasoning rub. Top each with a piece of bacon. Bake for 30 min on the top rack until the chicken is 160 degrees and the bacon looks crispy.

Remove tray from the oven and sprinkle the cheese oven the bacon. Put back in the oven for about 10 min until the cheese is bubbly and golden. Serve with barbecue sauce.


Amount Per Serving using 2.5 lb of chicken for 6 servings
Calories 596
%Daily Value
Total Fat 31.1g 48%
Saturated Fat 9.9g 49%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 214mg 71%
Sodium 1151mg 48%
Total Carbohydrates 0.9g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 73.3g

Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 11% Iron 16%