Easy Oven Bacon BBQ Chicken

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Easy Oven Baked Bacon Barbecue Chicken! Great BBQ flavor when you can't mind the grill. Perfect to pre-prep and pop in the oven after work or school. | saynotsweetanne.com

It’s funny, I feel like I spend all winter waiting for summer heat, and then when it got here this year – it was TOO hot! Yesterday was over 95° here with over 70% humidity. I felt like I was going to melt 30 seconds after I stepped out the front door. So, as much as I LOVE barbecue in the summer time, I certainly wasn’t about to slave over a hot grill for it. I know, I know, oven baking on a hot day is heating my house up too. I agree – but I decided that was what central air conditioning is for, and powered right along.

This recipe is a one pan (yay!) super easy (double yay!) and delicious dinner idea that screams summertime. Bacon and red onion add a depth of flavor you just don’t get by basting chicken in sauce, and the oven baked method leave the chicken tender and juicy.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 cup barbacue sauce
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 strips of bacon; sliced in half
  • Glass or other oven safe baking dish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper (add a bit of cayenne if you want some extra heat!)
  3. Put two of the chicken breasts in the bottom of your small baking dish.
  4. Top the breasts with bacon and onion (you could also wrap in the bacon).
    Easy Oven Baked Bacon Barbecue Chicken! Great BBQ flavor when you can't mind the grill. Perfect to pre-prep and pop in the oven after work or school. | saynotsweetanne.com
  5. Cover the chicken, bacon and onion in about 1/2 cup barbecue sauce.
    Easy Oven Baked Bacon Barbecue Chicken! Great BBQ flavor when you can't mind the grill. Perfect to pre-prep and pop in the oven after work or school. | saynotsweetanne.com
  6. Repeat with the next 2 breasts (laying them on top of the first two) and using a brush or spoon to even out the second helping of sauce.
  7. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes until chicken is cooked through (160° – 185° internal temperature).
    Easy Oven Baked Bacon Barbecue Chicken! Great BBQ flavor when you can't mind the grill. Perfect to pre-prep and pop in the oven after work or school. | saynotsweetanne.com
  8. That’s it! I like to serve it with corn on the cob and a little bit of home made pickle salad.

What about your family? Do you have any go-to meals for when it’s too hot to grill? Takeout maybe? Ice-cream for dinner?

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Kayla Domeyer

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