Sometimes the best recipes are those that you haven’t planned to make in advance and just come about because of the random selection of ingredients and leftovers you can find in the fridge. That is exactly how I came to make this delicious chicken New Yorker and also thanks to a little inspiration from my lovely husband who suggested I make it.
I was thinking of making something with chicken and bacon as I had an open pack of bacon that needed to be used up as well as some chicken breasts. Now there are many ways to use bacon and it can add so much flavour to a simple chicken dish.
I could have made a saucy chicken and bacon casserole but luckily at the last minute we remembered the jug of bbq sauce in the fridge. I’d made bbq pork in the slow cooker the day before and I always end up with too much sauce. Usually it sits in the fridge for a day or two before being thrown away. Not this time. Probably not next time now either.
The recipe for Chicken New Yorker is very easy to make. Just 4 ingredients and of course you can use a bottle of sauce, although if you want to try the bbq pork the day before I’m sure you won’t be disappointed either!
Basically the recipe is just a matter of assembling, putting the chicken in and out of the oven with an extra ingredient each time. You can’t get easier than that. And that makes it a great dish to make on nights when you really don’t want to spend too long preparing dinner, as do these easy midweek meals.
I served the Chicken New Yorker with some chips and a little salad.
A tasty midweek chicken dish that's perfect for using up leftover bbq sauce.
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 tbsp bbq sauce. See my recipe here
- 4 rashers streaky smoked bacon
- Cheese, grated (I used cheddar)
- Grease an ovenproof dish and heat the oven to 200C
- Put the chicken breasts in the dish and brush with the bbq sauce
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes
- Take the chicken out and cover with the bacon.
- Return to the oven for another 15 minutes.
- Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the bacon.
- Return to the oven for just 5 minutes.
I am linking this to Tasty Tuesdays at Honest Mum.