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Monday, December 3, 2012

Breaded Baked Chicken with Cheesy Potatoes

Every once in a while I come up with a recipe that I'm seriously impressed with.  This cheesy potato and bacon recipe is one of them.  I was craving some potatoes, and I knew there was some bacon and cream cheese in the fridge that needed to get used soon. 
The chicken is a really simple recipe that can be altered to your tastes, just play with adding different herbs and spices.  Or marinate the chicken before breading them, like I did.  I started with barbecue marinated chicken breasts that we had in the freezer.
I know the calorie count for the potatoes seem a little high for a side dish, but when they were served up with the chicken and broccoli (like in the picture), the entire plate is less than 500 calories. 

Twice Cooked Cheesy Potatoes and Bacon


    1 large potato, sliced
    6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2" pieces
    3/4 cup chopped bacon
    2 tablespoons minced garlic
    2 tablespoons butter
    1 tablespoon flour
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    2 oz fat free cream cheese
    3/4 cup milk
    3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Lightly grease a 9x9 baking dish.
In a large pan, pan fry the potatoes, bacon, chopped onion and minced garlic. When the bacon is cooked and the potatoes are fork tender, transfer them to the prepared baking dish.
In the same pan, add the butter, flour, garlic powder and onion powder. Keep moving the butter and flour around the pan until it thickens. Add the milk, cheddar cheese, and cream cheese to the pan, stirring until everything melts and forms a sauce.
Pour the sauce over the potatoes in the baking pan, gently stirring the potatoes so they're well coated.
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the sauce is thick and bubbly, and the potatoes are tender.
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 246.2
  • Total Fat: 8.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 32.7 mg
  • Sodium: 478.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 15.6 g

Breaded Baked Chicken


    2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    2 tablespoons flour
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon onion powder


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Combine the flour, garlic and onion powders together in a large, flat bowl. Press the chicken breast into the flour mixture, lightly coating both sides. Place them in a lightly greased baking dish.
Bake at 425 for about 25 minutes, flipping it over halfway through. Cut into the thickest part of one of them to check that they are cooked all the way through.
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 146.7
  • Total Fat: 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 55.0 mg
  • Sodium: 331.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 24.1 g


  1. This looks so tasty! Thank you for sharing it at All my Bloggy Friends :)

  2. These potatoes look delicious. I just got lost on your blog for an hour looking at all of the food. I really like that you include the nutritional information with your recipes.

    I found you from the Tuesday Tea Party :)

    1. Thank you, it's a little pet peeve of mine when I don't know the nutritional values of food :-) I have a new website, already loaded with all of my recipes. Please come check it out at

  3. hi!
    new follower from the link up at Covered in Grace...follow back? :)

  4. oh man i mean ;)

  5. That looks delicious and I love your photo, too!! Sounds like a perfect weeknight meal.

  6. Sarah, a super link for Food on Friday - thank you. Have a great week.

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  7. Hi Sarah,
    This looks like a great baked chicken, we will really enjoy it. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Who would think something so delicious looking can be so healthy! Love it!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - Hope to see you there again tomorrow with more deliciousness :)

  9. Not only do these look yummy, but they are low in calories! Just pinned. Thanks so much for including the nutritional info.