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Grilled Bacon and Cheese Chicken

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Note: This post first appeared on July 25, 2012. The photography and recipe got updated! Enjoy!

You could always use a quick chicken recipe for the grill, especially one like this! Grilled chicken topped with bacon and cheese. What more could you ask for?!

As the weather gets warmer it only means one thing. Time to dust off the grill!

I love grilling weather/season because dinners come together so quickly and I really enjoy sitting on the deck and basking in the evening light. I work primarily in an office environment so being able to get some fresh air is always nice. Not to mention the smell of this grilled bacon and cheese chicken is fantastic.

You could always use a quick chicken recipe for the grill, especially one like this! Grilled chicken topped with bacon and cheese. What more could you ask for?!

The marinade used for this chicken is so good. I love any marinade that includes dijon mustard! It just pairs so well with chicken and bacon and cheese. There truly is nothing in this chicken dish that you can’t help but love.

You could always use a quick chicken recipe for the grill, especially one like this! Grilled chicken topped with bacon and cheese. What more could you ask for?!

You could always use a quick chicken recipe for the grill, especially one like this! Grilled chicken topped with bacon and cheese. What more could you ask for?!

Seriously. How can you say no to bacon and cheese on top of grilled chicken? You’d be crazy! ;)

Grilled Bacon and Cheese Chicken

Bacon and cheese on top of grilled chicken — what's not to love?!
Prep Time: 2 hrs
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 8
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Ingredients 

  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 12 pieces of thick cut bacon
  • 2 cups freshly grated extra sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Whisk together honey, dijon, olive oil, lemon, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Add the chicken, coat all the chicken with sauce, then cover and marinade in the fridge for at least two hours.
  • In the meantime, cook bacon to crispy or desired doneness. Let drain on a plate lined with paper towels and set aside.
  • When chicken is done marinading, turn on outdoor grill (or indoor grill) to high and grill chicken until cooked through.
  • Turn off the grill and remove chicken. Top with bacon pieces then place back on grill (with it turned off) and sprinkle generous amounts of cheese on top of the bacon. Using the residual heat of the grill, close the grill and melt the cheese.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 426 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 26 g | Fat: 18 g | Sugar: 17 g

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipe
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Kevin @ Closet Cooking

Thursday 20th of April 2017

That is some of the best looking chicken that I have seen!

Marla Meridith

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

Mmmmm all that cheese is making me so hungry!!

Heather Christo

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

I feel like this would make one awesome burger!

Gaby Dalkin

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

Yay for grilling season!! Also anything with bacon and cheese is OK with me!

Maria

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

Josh will love making this recipe…but not as much as i think he will enjoy eating it!