Kicked Up BBQ Chicken

Kicked Up Barbeque Chicken

Barbecue chicken, a bit dull, but oh so good! But why not kick it up another notch? This takes regular barbecue chicken and makes it something more…It’s just perfect for when you want something quick, simple, but with a certain wow factor. What’s not to like about that?

This recipe is actually something I came up with when I was doing Weight Watchers several years ago and one of the many times I’ve done that over the years. By taking the barbecue chicken and adding a few elements you really get bang for your buck (or points as the case may be)!

It’s been a while since I’ve done Points (the last time I did WW I did the Zone plan), but let’s see if I can’t remember the basic break down…2 points for the chicken breast, 1 point for the barbecue sauce, 2 points for the cheese, 2 points for the center cut bacon and 0 points for the scallion…That brings you in at around 7 Points, if I remember my Points correctly, for a very hearty dish. Pair it with some fresh or steamed vegetables and you’ve got the perfect meal!

Note: As I mentioned it has been several years since I have done Points, so double check the numbers if you are actually doing WW! :o)

What You’ll Need Per Person:
1 boneless skinless chicken breast
1/4 cup of barbecue sauce
1 ounce of shredded cheddar or Colby cheese (Note: I used Colby Jack.)
1 piece of center cut bacon, cooked and chopped or crumbled
1 scallion, chopped both green and white parts

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Bake chicken breast for 20-25 minutes until done through. Remove from oven and brush with barbecue sauce. Return to oven for 5 additional minutes.

Once chicken is done and barbecue sauce is heated remove from oven and place chicken breast on a plate. Top with shredded cheese, bacon and scallions. Serve immediately.

Kicked Up Barbeque Chicken

Notes: If you aren’t a fan of barbecue sauce you could simply add the toppings to a breast that has been cooked with season salt.

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