Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Pour bottled BBQ sauce in saucepan, add lemon juice and zest, onion, liquid smoke, and worcestershire
  • Simmer together while preparing chicken
  • Rinse chicken and pat dry
  • Season both sides with seasoned salt, garlic pepper, and italian seasoning
  • Butter a casserole dish and add chicken
  • Baste both sides of each peice of chicken with sauce, and bake covered, about 25 minutes - until chicken is just done
  • Meanwhile, fry the bacon, drain, and break pieces in half (if you cook the bacon on the foreman grill, clean up is much easier, cuts cook time at least in half if not more, and your grease is already poured in a container)
  • Remove chicken, pour liquid from dish - if any - baste each piece of chicken with sauce, cover with bacon and shredded cheese
  • Return to oven, and cook uncovered about 10 more minutes
  • Serve topped with green onions and chopped red tomato
  • **VARIATION**
  • Prepare chicken breasts and bacon as above
  • Beat together eggs, milk and hot sauce
  • In another bowl stir together bread crumbs and parmesan
  • Dip green tomatoes in breading mixture then egg
  • Fry in hot skillet
  • Serve chicken breasts on top of a fried green tomato slice
  • Either variation also makes and excellent sandwich, use a nice big roll, that has been butter and grilled on the insides.
  • NOTE - You will have sauce left over. It will keep in the fridge for about 3 weeks. If you don't use bbq sauce that often, use half a bottle, and cut the add-ins recipe in half.

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  • Good4U 6 months ago
    Reviewed by Lilliancooks in IMI
    Smokey Mountain Chicken My Way
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  • chuckieb 3 years ago
    WOW!
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  • chuckieb 3 years ago
    That is a very yummy sounding recipe and a beautiful picture! Wow!
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    " It was excellent "
    lizzconn ate it and said...
    Gonna try this! I can't get green tomatos here, can you suggest a substitute for me?
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  • valinkenmore 4 years ago
    Lori- These sound great. Now I won't be bored with chicken!
    Valerie
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    sandysunshine ate it and said...
    This was AWESOME! Made as directed (except I didn't have any green onions so I fried slices from a small white onion) and it was soo juicy and yummy! Hubby scarfed 2 down before I could finish my first. This is definitely going in the "Make again" file. Thanks Sparow!
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  • mis7up 5 years ago
    Photograph looks great. Always looking for Chicken recipes, since we eat alot of chicken. I've saved it and will look forward to making these.
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    gagagrits ate it and said...
    Sounds incredible, right to the save pile, thanks......:)
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    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    Oh Yeah...This was outstanding!!! I made it exactly as written!!! Did not change a thing! I served it on sandwich rolls. I loved the way you kicked up the flavor of the Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce...this just took it to a whole other level! You can taste the zing of the lemon and the sweetness of the BBQ sauce and the little extra punch of flavor from the whiskey! The toppings of bacon and monterey jack cheese make it real comfy! I think the chopped tomatoes and green onions give it just the right amount of freshness! And you can taste all of these flavors coming through with each bite! I will be making this on a regular basis for sure! I posted a pic for you!
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    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    Wow, this sounds amazing! I'm saving this one (in my make soon file) for future use!
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  • knoxcop 5 years ago
    Oh my maude! This sounds so good it'd make everything *else* on the table taste bad!
    --Kn0x--
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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Yuuuummmm.
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  • binky67 5 years ago
    This sounds so Yummy!!! Thanks
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  • kytigger 5 years ago
    I will be trying this...and soon. Thanks for posting. donna
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    " It was excellent "
    m11andrade ate it and said...
    I love this! I have a collection of "Tennessee" recipes (I was born in Sparta, TN) and I am adding this to it! Thanks for a great recipe!
    Melissa
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  • 22566 5 years ago
    Thank-you,this sounds like a very good recipe.

    Kind Regards
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    " It was excellent "
    justjakesmom ate it and said...
    Sounds great, Sparrow! ;')
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Wonderful!
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