Cheesy Bacon Jam Chicken Recipe

Tender, juicy chicken prepared with our Bacon Pepper Jam makes a great dinner for family or guests.
  • Ready in: 45 minutes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 35 minutes
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  • Servings: Makes 6 servings

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  • 6 (4-5 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • ½ cup shredded Colby Jack cheese

cooking methods

  • Bake
  • Stovetop


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. In large skillet heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Pan-fry approximately 2 minutes per side until browned. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook chicken approximately 6-8 minutes, turning occasionally.
  3. Remove chicken and place in a greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Using the same skillet add onions; cook over medium heat until onions caramelize approximately 3-4 minutes or until browned and soften. Stir in Bacon Pepper Jam. Spoon mixture over chicken pieces; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10-12 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F on an instant-read food thermometer.

Serve with Garlic Roasted Broccoli recipe.

Wine Pairing: Petite Sirah

Make Ahead & Freeze: Place seasoned chicken in a quart freezer bag. Place sliced onions in a quart freezer bag. Place Bacon Pepper Jam in a quart freezer bag. Place cheese in a quart freezer bag. Place all bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Preheat oven to 375°F and continue with step 2.

Nutrition per Serving:
Calories: 340 Total Fat: 11g Sat. Fat: 4g Cholest: 95mg Sodium: 240mg Carbs: 29g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 26g Protein: 28g

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So yummy and easy! This was so easy to make with no mess. It tasted like something I would get at a restaurant. It had SO much flavor.
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100 Star Recipe So good! My only suggestion is to make more of it so leftovers could be used on a pizza.
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whole family loved it! Must try dish Sweet and savory. Will definitely make it again
Date published: 2019-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best baked chicken ever! My husband and I loved this recipe, and will be making this one again. Chicken was moist and flavorful.
Date published: 2019-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick and tasty! This meal was quick, easy, and delicious. The flavor exceeded my expectations. And despite the rich taste, it sat light in my stomach.
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must try Chicken This dish was a big hit at our dinner table so easy and delicious will be keeping this one in my tastefully simple recipe box!
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A hit! We loved this! Will definitely make it again! The Bacon Pepper Jam just might be a new favorite in our house
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OH. WOW. super moist chicken. Amazing flavors. Quick and easy! Must try recipe!
Date published: 2016-11-03
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