Do you ever get tired of making the same chicken dishes over and over? Sometimes, I dread cooking with chicken as it seems to all tastes the same no matter what way you cook it. Yes, we eat a lot of it in this house and I stock up on it when it goes on sale. I wanted to make something different from my usual go to recipes, meaning not breaded or grilled. I happened to be visiting Plain Chicken‘s site and it was like she knew I needed a new chicken recipe, there it was! Right there for me to try! And since I was going be making Honey Glazed Carrots, this was the perfect meat part of our meal.
This chicken recipe took no time at all to prepare and to cook, in fact, the cooking time was the same as the rest of my meal. It was like it was meant to be. The only thing I changed in the recipe was the amount of time to cook it after you add the cheese and the bacon at the end. I don’t like my cheese browned so I cooked the chicken a bit longer before adding the cheese and bacon. It turned out perfectly yummy and melted in our mouths. Be sure to drizzle some of the honey mustard sauce in the pan over your chicken, wasting such goodness can’t be allowed.
4 boneless chicken breast
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp paprika
lemon pepper to taste (I used Mrs. Dash’s lemon pepper)
4 Tbsp bacon, cooked and chopped (I used Oscar Meyer bacon bits in the yellow bag)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 375. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
Season chicken breasts with lemon pepper. Place in 9×13 baking dish.
Combine honey, mustard, lemon juice and paprika. Pour over chicken. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Top each chicken breast with 1 Tablespoon of bacon and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Continue to bake until cheese is starting to brown (about 10 minutes).