Whenever I go out to restaurants, one of my favorite thing to order is smothered chicken. There are different versions out there, but usually what I found I love is if it has bacon, camelized onions and cheese! So this recipe was a winner since I basically just threw together the things I love on to my chicken. The secret for me on this chicken was adding the brown sugar to the onions. Mmmm, so good!! I love that I can now make my own version of smothered chicken at home!
Salt (to taste)
Lemon Pepper (to taste)
1 onion sliced
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
8 slices bacon
4 slices pepper jack cheese
Shredded Colby Jack cheese
Salt and pepper chicken.
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
Cook the chicken breasts in oil until no longer pink in the center. Approx. 13-15 minutes.
(Thermometer inserted in center should read at least 165 degrees) Try not to over cook, that is what will keep it from being tender and moist.
Remove from pan and keep warm.
Cook bacon in a the same skillet until browned evenly. Remove bacon and place on paper towels to remove excess grease.
Remove all but 2 Tbsp. of the bacon fat in pan. Add onion and brown sugar to the bacon drippings and cook until onion becomes golden about 5 minutes.
If using pepper jack cheese, place chicken back in pan with heat on low, and place one slice of cheese on each chicken breast. Place lid on pan and let cheese just barely melt.
Remove immediately, lay two pieces of bacon on top and smother with onions!
For Colby Jack cheese, put two pieces of bacon on chicken, smother with onions and sprinkle with cheese on top.