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Bacon Cheddar Chicken Fillet Melt

Enjoy these sandwiches made using chicken breast halves, bacon and Cheddar cheese that are ready in 30 minutes – perfect for a dinner.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

4
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
8
slices bacon
1
small red onion, sliced
4
slices pumpernickel bread, toasted
4
teaspoons steak sauce
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Place 1 chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Working from center, gently pound chicken with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick; remove wrap. Repeat with remaining chicken breast halves.
  • 2 Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; drain on paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Add onion to drippings; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until tender. Remove onion from skillet. Add chicken to skillet; cook 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and juices run clear.
  • 3 Place toasted bread slices on cookie sheet; spread each slice with 1 teaspoon steak sauce. Top with chicken, bacon slices, onion and cheese. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 1 Place 1 chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Working from center, gently pound chicken with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick; remove wrap. Repeat with remaining chicken breast halves.
  • 2 Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; drain on paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Add onion to drippings; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until tender. Remove onion from skillet. Add chicken to skillet; cook 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and juices run clear.
  • 3 Place toasted bread slices on cookie sheet; spread each slice with 1 teaspoon steak sauce. Top with chicken, bacon slices, onion and cheese. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Pumpernickel bread, of German origin, gets its brown color and depth of flavor from molasses.

Cook the bacon in the microwave oven sandwiched between layers of white microwave-safe paper towels. Instead of browing the onion and chicken in the bacon fat, spritz the skillet with nonfat cooking spray.

Cut 7 grams of fat per serving by substituting reduced-fat Cheddar for regular and using one slice of bacon per sandwich instead of two.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
760mg
760%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
40g
40%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 5 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.