Cheesy Bacon Jam Chicken Recipe

Tender, juicy chicken prepared with our Bacon Pepper Jam makes a great dinner for family or guests.
  • Ready in: 45 minutes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 35 minutes
  • By:
  • Servings: Makes 6 servings

print recipe


  • 6 (4-5 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • ½ cup shredded Colby Jack cheese

cooking methods

  • Bake
  • Stovetop


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. In large skillet heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Pan-fry approximately 2 minutes per side until browned. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook chicken approximately 6-8 minutes, turning occasionally.
  3. Remove chicken and place in a greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Using the same skillet add onions; cook over medium heat until onions caramelize approximately 3-4 minutes or until browned and soften. Stir in Bacon Pepper Jam. Spoon mixture over chicken pieces; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10-12 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F on an instant-read food thermometer.

Serve with Garlic Roasted Broccoli recipe.

Wine Pairing: Petite Sirah

Make Ahead & Freeze: Place seasoned chicken in a quart freezer bag. Place sliced onions in a quart freezer bag. Place Bacon Pepper Jam in a quart freezer bag. Place cheese in a quart freezer bag. Place all bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Preheat oven to 375°F and continue with step 2.

Nutrition per Serving:
Calories: 340 Total Fat: 11g Sat. Fat: 4g Cholest: 95mg Sodium: 240mg Carbs: 29g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 26g Protein: 28g

have a delicious recipe to share?

Rated 5 out of 5 by from New staple in our house! This meal has it all! It's easy to prepare, so flavorful, and goes with a wide variety of sides from mashed potatoes (pour pan drippings on the potatoes! YUM!) to rice, to veggies. This one never gets old at our house!
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can you say DELICIOUS! Loved this recipe. Will make it several times. Give it a try, you won't be disapointed
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The whole family loved!! If you need a quick "go to" meal, this one is great! The sweetness of the sauce makes it a huge hit with the young set. I was also low on onion so I mixed what I had with some Onion Onion during that step.
Date published: 2016-08-15
  • y_2020, m_9, d_27, h_15
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.12
  • cp_2, bvpage2n
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_11
  • loc_en_US, sid_41f7a84fc727452cbb8bcc444fde3208, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_tastefullysimple
  • bvseo_sdk, net_sdk,
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 203ms