Back-to-School Recipe: Tasty Cheesy Chicken with Bacon

We are happy to partner with one of our favorite brands -- Dorothy Lynch -- to bring you this sponsored post.

Growing up in Nebraska, we often get accused of being a "flyover" state. People assume that there's nothing special about us, but we have one very awesome thing going for us: We are the home of the most delicious salad dressing and condiment ever -- Dorothy Lynch!

If you've never had this sweet and tangy product, you're in for a treat. Made with the best ingredients, it has a rich history here in Nebraska. It's delicious on salads, which is why it's one of the staple offerings in restaurants all over the Midwest, but it's also great as a marinade, dip for veggies, a sauce for chicken nuggets and fries, a replacement for BBQ sauce, and just about any other use where you want to wow your taste buds.

With back-to-school season upon us, it only makes sense to share one of our favorite kid-friendly recipes, and it's made with this wonderful ingredient!

Tasty Cheesy Chicken with Bacon Recipe 

We make this recipe in the pressure cooker, but you can make it in the oven, too.

To make this recipe, you'll need:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Dorothy Lynch
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or colby jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled bacon bits (pre-cooked)
  • 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Start by browning the chicken slightly in the oil. You want to give it a good sear by cooking it over medium-high heat (or "saute" in the pressure cooker) for one minute on each side. Move the pieces around so that they all get a little browned.

If you are cooking in the pressure cooker, season the chicken with salt and pepper, then cover with the Dorothy Lynch. Stir it around a bit, then cover. Seal the lid for pressure cooking, and cook on "high pressure" for 10 minutes. Allow to depressurize on its own. Check to ensure a 165 internal temp.

Remove the lid, sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Allow the cheese to melt, then serve with a side of veggies. We like zucchini or green beans.

(If you are cooking in the oven, cook the chicken in a glass baking dish at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature hits 165 degrees. Note that thicker pieces may take longer than thinner chicken breasts. To speed the cooking, you may choose to butterfly the breasts -- or cut in half.)

Dorothy Lynch can be found all over Nebraska, but also in some groceries outside of the Midwest (like Walmart.) You can find it at Buy Nebraska and Amazon, too! Snag it in the Home Style version we use every day, or get it as Fat Free. Remember, Dorothy Lynch is always gluten-free, too! Snag more recipes at