Smothered Chicken Breasts
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tbs olive oil
- ground sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, Italian spices
- 6-8 strips of bacon
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3/4 cup colby-jack, cheddar and mozzarella cheese mix
Season the chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a little bit of Italian spices. Add the olive oil to a large sauté pan over medium heat and then add the chicken breasts. Cook for about 15-18 minutes, turning halfway through, until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle and the juices run clear. Remove the chicken from heat and keep warm.
Add the strips of bacon to the same pan and cook until crispy. Remove the bacon and place on paper towels. Drain the bacon drippings from the pan, reserving about 2 tablespoons. Sauté the onions in the remaining drippings and sugar until golden brown.
Place chicken breasts on a plate, top with strips of bacon, caramelized onions, and cheese. Allow cheese to melt and serve.
source: modified from allrecipes.com