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This Easy Jack Chicken with Bacon is a quick and easy dinner recipe idea using plain ol’ chicken breasts, bbq sauce, bacon and cheese! It’s a 30 minute meal too!

Easy Jack Chicken with BBQ sauce, cheese and bacon

Remember how I made BBQ sauce the other day? Well this was the recipe I used it on and it was fabulous. Who wouldn’t love an easy jack chicken with bacon, am I right? Plus, while we have really great eaters for the most part our kiddos are definitely still kids and they are such good sports to always eat what we eat so why not make something that they would get a real kick out of?

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Easy Jack Chicken with Bacon

We start by grilling up a few chicken breasts which we have butterflied, or in other words, cut in half to make two breasts instead of one.

We use our grill outside or a grill pan to cook them up and I don’t think it really matters. However, you will want to only cook them halfway done so they can finish in the oven. If you don’t want to grill, no worries, I have a fool proof method for knowing when chicken is done.

How Do You Know When Chicken is Done?

Have you read our post on how to cook chicken in a pan and how to know when chicken is done? This method is SO easy and so worth the read. Cutting into the chicken breast to see if the middle is done is not a pretty site, not to mention it loses all of its juices that way. Hurry and open a new tab to read about how to cook chicken in a pan.

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Next, top with BBQ sauce (I recommend you follow the link and make it homemade), colby jack cheese and pop it all in the oven. Since you already cooked it half way it only takes about 15 to 20 minutes to finish and you’ll want to sprinkle with a little cooked bacon the last 5 minutes of the cooking time. Then just serve it all up with some yummy potatoes like these cheesy potatoes and some veggies and you’re off to dinner in no time!

How Long Will BBQ Chicken Last?

BBQ chicken only lasts about 24 hours in the fridge. Unfortunately all of that cheese and bacon isn’t very good reheated on the third day, but it you must try it, try rewarming it in the oven with foil over it at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Easy Jack Chicken with Bacon

This easy jack chicken with bacon is not a healthy dinner. There’s sugar in that sauce, fat in the cheese and bacon and a good dose of sodium, but it is a quick and easy dinner recipe idea that every now and again won’t break your belt loops.

Easy Jack Chicken with Bacon


Raised in the Kitchen - Carrian Cheney
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Easy Jack Chicken with BBQ sauce, cheese and bacon

Easy Jack Chicken with Bacon

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 breasts
This Easy Jack Chicken with Bacon is a quick and easy dinner recipe idea using plain ol' chicken breasts, bbq sauce, bacon and cheese! It's a 30 minute meal too!


  • [Homemade BBQ Sauce]
  • 1 1/2 Cup Colby Jack Cheese grated
  • 3 slices of bacon chopped and cooked
  • 2 Chicken breasts butterflied creating 4 thin breasts
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray nonstick cooking spray in a casserole dish.
  • Heat a grill pan over high heat.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on each side of the chicken and place into the pan, turning the heat down to medium low.
  • Allow to cook for three minutes, flip the chicken and cook for an additional three minutes.
  • Place the chicken in the casserole dish.
  • Spread a little bbq sauce on each breast, top with cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with bacon and cook for another 5-10 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Allow to rest 5 minutes and serve.


left overs will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator
Nutrition Facts
Easy Jack Chicken with Bacon
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 877
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 116.6mg39%
Carbohydrates 117.4g39%
Fiber 2.6g11%
Sugar 89.8g100%
Protein 37.6g75%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • This looks so delicious! But, why are the carbs so high per serving??? Is that a typo?

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    • Sometimes the calculator pulls crazy high numbers, I’m not sure why, but it should fix the error soon.

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  • Wwhat if you don’t have a grill can you just cook it in the oven…by the way this looks really good

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    • Thank you so much, you can cook it in the oven, grill or stove top. 🙂

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  • I prepared the Jack Chicken last night for dinner. It was a huge hit! Served it with steamed broccoli. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Thanks Diane! Our kids love steamed broccoli (thank goodness!) so that’s often what we do as well.

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  • Although you note it in the paragraph description, you do not include in the recipe that the bacon should be cooked and chopped.

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    • Hi Mary, thank you for catching that it only said chopped. It has been corrected. 🙂

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  • This looks scrumptious, I must try!!
    I tried the link to the homemade BBQ sauce, however, the page doesn’t exist. How may I find the BBQ sauce recipe?

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    • Never mind, I found it! 🙂

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  • Will you look at all that cheese? And Bacon? I heart you 🙂

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    • xoxo!

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  • This is one of our favorite ways to each chicken! I mean, of course…lean meat topped with bacon and cheese. 😉

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    • right?! That’s how I roll

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  • My meat-loving boyfriend will LOOOOVE this! Love that you make your BBQ homemade. Store bought just does not even come close!

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    • oh, not at all! It’s way better

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  • What’s not to love about this chicken? Looks so amazing!

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  • OMG. That is all. 🙂

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    • haha, thanks girl!

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  • This looks ridiculously good and would be a huge hit here!

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    • thanks matt!

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  • This sounds so good right now! And I just so happen to have everything I need to make it. Guess I know what is for dinner!

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    • yahoo!! hope you like it!

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  • This looks so good!!!

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