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Cheesy Bacon Chicken and Mustard

Cheesy Bacon Chicken with Mustard Sauce is chicken breasts marinated in honey mustard sauce and baked topped with bacon and cheese.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Marinating Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, Cheesy Bacon Chicken and Mustard, Mustard chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 516kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com

Ingredients

Honey Mustard Marinade

  • ½ cup yellow mustard
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Chicken

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • parsley, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Marinade

  • In a medium bowl, combine mustard, honey, oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Using a fork or small whisk, mix for about 30 seconds or until all ingredients are well combined. This will make about 1¼ cups of marinade.

Chicken

  • Place chicken breasts in a small baking dish. Pour about a cup of the marinade over the chicken, making sure all the chicken has been coated. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Chill the remaining marinade until later.
  • When ready, preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • To a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. When the oil is hot, sear the chicken in the pan for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. The chicken will not be completely cooked through at this point; you will be cooking it more in the oven.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Brush the tops of each seared chicken breast with a little of the reserved honey mustard marinade, being sure to save a little extra that you can serve on the side later with the dish.
  • Add two pieces of cooked bacon on top of each chicken breast. Then, add ½ cup of shredded cheese to each.
  • Bake the chicken for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is thoroughly melted and chicken juices run clear. Chicken is fully cooked when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Serve chicken garnished with parsley and with a small bowl of extra honey mustard marinade.