Healthy Comfort Food with 5 Ingredients or Less: BBQ Chicken Bake + More

Sep 14 2017
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Hungry Girl's Healthy BBQ Chicken Bake Recipe

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1/2 of recipe (1 chicken cutlet): 280 calories, 5.5g total fat (2g sat. fat), 629mg sodium, 19g carbs, 1g fiber, 11.5g sugars, 35.5g protein

With only FOUR main ingredients, this recipe is so simple and so delicious, it almost doesn't make sense. Don't overthink it... Just enjoy!

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes


Two 5-oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets

1/4 cup BBQ sauce with 45 calories or less per 2-tbsp. serving

1 cup chopped red onion

1 slice reduced-fat cheddar cheese, halved

Seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper

Optional topping: chopped fresh cilantro


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray.

Pound chicken to an even thickness. Season with 1/8 tsp. each garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Transfer to the baking pan.

In a medium bowl, mix BBQ sauce with 1/8 tsp. each garlic powder and onion powder. Stir in onion, and spoon over chicken.

Cover pan with foil, and bake for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Remove foil. Lay half a slice of cheese on each chicken cutlet.

Bake until chicken is cooked through and cheese has melted, about 10 minutes.


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