Friday, June 11, 2010

Grilled BBQ Pepper-Jack Chicken

You know what’s ironic? Every single time we’ve planned to grill so far this year -– every single time -– we’ve been rained out. Our back porch is covered, so technically we could use the grill, but there’s something about rain that just doesn’t put a person in a cooking-out sort of mood.

That’s what happened to us, again, with this chicken. We’d planned to cook this on the outdoor grill, but due to the pouring rain I used the indoor grill instead. I think this would have been much better if it had the extra char and flavor from the grill, but it was still really good. As soon as I saw the recipe, I knew we’d love it; we’re suckers for anything barbecued, and pepper-jack cheese is one of our favorites. Next time I think I’ll incorporate bacon into this in some way, because as we all know, everything is better with bacon. I'll definitely make this again this summer, and hopefully the rain will let up long enough for me to cook it on the grill as it was intended!

Next week I’ll share the creamy peas and cheddar biscuits I made to go with this chicken. Those are both great recipes, so be sure to check back!

Grilled BBQ Pepper-Jack Chicken
source: slightly adapted from Eat at Home

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
Grill seasoning to taste
BBQ sauce
4 pepper-jack cheese slices

1. Season both sides of chicken with grill seasoning. Grill the chicken until it's nearly done, then baste with BBQ sauce. Continue cooking until chicken is completely cooked through.

2. Top each chicken breast with a slice of cheese, letting it melt before removing the chicken from the grill.

5 comments:

Keri said...

This looks fabulous and I love the new look of the blog. It's perfect!

baby cribs said...

This is so mouth watering! I like it when the cheese melts!

Mary said...

Cassie, this looks wonderful. This is my first visit to your blog, so I spent some time reading through your earlier posts. I really love your recipes and will be back often to see what else you've been cooking. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Maryba

Monica H said...

ooh you're right, some char and some bacon would be nice in this. I personally think I'd have to go with Cheddar and slap this sucker between a bun!

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