If you've found yourself in a dinner rut, this series is just for you! We've got three fun chicken recipes to kickstart your creativity in the kitchen. This chicken recipe is a perfect transition recipe from summer into fall—bright, fresh flavors plus all the benefits of warm comfort foods. It's just as perfect for a Wednesday night dinner as a Sunday afternoon football watch party. Savory grilled chicken slathered in tangy barbecue sauce and topped with melted smokey cheddar cheese, bacon crumbles, fresh tomatoes and green onions. It's a masterful mouthful!
Cheesy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 tomatoes, diced 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 cup shredded sharp, smokey cheddar cheese 1 cup cooked, crumbled bacon 2 cups honey barbecue sauce 6 deli rolls salt pepper garlic powder
Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare chicken breasts by pounding flat until each breast is an even half-inch thick. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder, then cook until just done, either on the grill or pan fried. Cut chicken into large pieces that will fit the deli rolls. Prepare a cookie sheet with crumpled aluminum foil and place chicken on top. Liberally coat each piece of chicken with the barbecue sauce, followed by the cheddar cheese, bacon crumbles, tomatoes and green onions. Heat in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and serve chicken on fresh deli rolls. Makes six sandwiches.
HINT: This is also a great recipe for leftover chicken, or rotisserie chicken. Speeds things up even faster!
HINT: Instead of a sandwich, serve this with rice or potatoes for a more formal meal.