Oven Baked BBQ Bacon Cheddar Chicken

Made this for dinner last night and my husband and I didn’t speak for 30 minutes. Not because we were angry. Because it was so delicious we literally could not stop eating it.

This oven baked bbq bacon cheddar chicken is everything you want in a family dinner dish. It’s easy to cook, easy to put together, and definitely easy to eat!

Even though it’s gluten free, you will feel a little guilty while eating it. You literally won’t be able to eat bbq chicken any other way!

BBQ BACON CHEDDAR CHICKEN

What you will need:

  • 1 lbs chicken breast or chicken tenderloins
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used a Mexican shredded cheese)
  • 1/4 cup bbq sauce (sweet baby rays is my favorite)
  • 1/4 cup diced bacon (freshly cooked or real bacon bits will work)
  • 3 stalks of green onion (topping)
  • Ranch dressing (drizzled for a topping; trust me)
  • Dry seasonings:

    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    • 1/2 tsp paprika
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp cumin

    Directions:

    Preheat oven to 425°F.

    Slice about 4 chicken breasts in half and place in cast iron skillet [You can use a casserole dish too but I love using the skillet for this].

    Sprinkle dry seasonings over chicken so that each one is well coated. Then rub bbq sauce over chicken with rubber spatula or brush, making sure each one is well coated.

    Sprinkle cheese over the top and bacon bits. Place in oven and cook for 25-30 minutes [depending on how your oven cooks; ours was done around 25-26 minutes].

    Once finished, serve with chopped green onions and a drizzle of ranch!

    I served my bbq chicken with my delicious oven roasted potatoes and some southern green beans (which I will be sharing soon)! I hope y’all love it as much as my family does! Let me know what you think.

    Happy homemaking!!

    Homemade Fresh Pineapple Salsa (Gluten Free)

    For football and holiday parties season, I am always looking for delicious recipes that are easy to make, loving to my budget, and most importantly, DELICIOUS. I finally found my perfect fresh salsa that is a game changer!

    pineapple salsa

    One thing you will learn about me is I love sweet and spicy foods! I stumbled upon this recipe from a usual happenstance; a family party, needing to bring a food item, struggling in the bank, and going to my kitchen to piece together something that’s cheap, easy, and most importantly, delicious!

    This fresh pineapple salsa recipe is now a staple in my kitchen, my family parties, and my life! I no longer even can tolerate the thought of buying store bought salsa when I have this recipe at my fingertips!

    My husband is obsessed, my sister steals the leftovers, and I can’t get enough! What’s also great about this salsa recipe is that like so many other fine things in life, it gets better with age! I love to have this salsa as a healthy snack (with some delicious tortilla chips), paired alongside some homemade quesadillas, or with my easy burrito casserole (which I will be posting soon so stay posted!)

    Enough talk about this salsa, it’s time to hurry and try it so you can truly begin living!

    Fresh Pineapple Salsa Recipe

    What you will need:

    •  20 oz can of pineapples (chunk or whole it doesn’t matter)
    •  4 oz can of diced green chilis
    •  14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
    •  1 tbsp minced garlic
    • 1 tbsp diced pickled jalapenos
    • 1 tbsp red chili paste
    • 1/2 orange bell peppers
    • 1/2 red onion
    •  1/4 cup cilantro (fresh)

    Dry Seasonings for salsa:

    •  3/4 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    • 1/2 tsp onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp cumin (dried)

    Directions for Salsa Recipe:

    For this recipe I use my countertop sized food processor that makes cooking so much easier! It’s quickly put together, you just press the lid to pulse, and it’s easy cleanup!

    Drain the can of pineapples and tomatoes and pulse together in the food processor. When desired consistency is met (I like my salsa very smooth), then remove mixture and place in a bowl and set aside.

    Roughly chop bell peppers, onion, and cilantro and place in food processor. Add minced garlic, red chili paste, jalapenos, and green chilis. Pulse together until smooth and then add to tomato and pineapple mixture!

    Stir well, add in all of the dry seasonings, and serve!

    You can eat right away (if you can’t wait) or it tastes best when refridgerated for about 24 hours! The longer it sits, the more delicious it gets!

    I hope you find this fresh pineapple salsa recipe easy, delicious, and a new staple in your homes as well! Let me know what you think, and as usual, Happy Homemaking!!!

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