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CHEESY BAKED BBQ CHICKEN

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The easiest, cheesiest baked BBQ chicken. This is basically tender cooked chicken breast doused in bbq sauce and topped with melty cheese, sliced red onions and pickled jalapeños. My baked bbq chicken takes roughly 30 minutes to throw together, making it ideal for weeknight dinners!
Another new addition to our baked chicken dinner family! I’m out of control with these easy dinners. Okay, but before we talk about all of that, how is it Thursday already? This week has been such a crazy one! Lots going on behind the scenes at our house and I’m excited to share all things with you guys!

Ingredients:
  •     1 ⅓ pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (see notes)
  •     1 cup EACH: bbq sauce AND shredded cheese (see notes)
  •     ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  •     ⅓ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  •     10-12 sliced pickled jalapeños
  •     chopped cilantro, for serving


Directions:
  1. PREP: Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375ºF. Spray a 9×11 baking dish (or larger) with baking spray. In a bowl, add the bbq sauce and garlic powder and stir to combine, add the chicken breasts and stir so the chicken is evenly covered in the sauce. If you have time, you can allow it to marinate for an hour, if not, you can proceed immediately. Place the chicken breasts slide by side and pour any remaining bbq sauce over the chicken.
  2. BAKE: the chicken for 20 minutes, uncovered. Remove the chicken from the oven. Add the shredded cheese over the chicken breasts, sprinkle with red onions and jalapeños. Place the baking dish back in the oven and continue baking for another 5-10 minutes or until the cheese melts and the chicken cooks all the way through. Using an instant read thermometer, make sure the chicken temperature reads 165ºF. If it doesn’t, continue cooking for an additional 1-5 minutes.
  3.  SERVE: Top with the chopped cilantro and serve immediately.

Source: littlespicejar. com
Notes:

  • I used a total of 1 1/3 pound of chicken. I had two huge chicken breasts so I split them lengthwise to make 4 pieces. Please keep in mind that baking time will vary based on the size of the chicken breasts you use.
  •  I like to use applewood smoked mozzarella for this recipe, however regular mozzarella, pepper jack, or even a cheddar blend would work here. Just something that melts well!
CHEESY BAKED BBQ CHICKEN CHEESY BAKED BBQ CHICKEN Reviewed by Admin on April 06, 2019 Rating: 5