Bacon Pimento Cheese Chicken Bliss (or Hot Bacon Pimento Cheese Bliss Dip)

Pimento cheese has been called the pate of the south and it is the star of this chicken recipe.   I made my own pimento cheese but if you were pressed for time you could pick up some of your favorite brand and mix it in with the bacon before topping the chicken.  The crispy bacon takes it over the top!  Throw in some diced jalapeno to add heat and give this a jalapeno popper flavor.

Joe gets the naming credits for this one and it is now his favorite sally cooks recipe, knocking off the 6 week champ, Slow Cooker Pulled Pork!

If you want to serve this as a dip, leave out the chicken and simply transfer the pimento bacon mixture to a microwavable dish and microwave for two minutes or put in a baking dish in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until heated through and serve with tortilla chips.  It would also be a fantastic burger topper for summer grilling.

What to buy (serves 2):

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • ½ cup finely diced pimento peppers
  • 4-5 strips of bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled

What to do:

  • combine the bacon cheese, mayonnaise, Dijon, salt, pepper, parsley, and peppers
  • spoon mixture on top of chicken in an oven safe dish and bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle
  • serve while hot

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9 comments

  1. […] This past weekend Joe and I were honored at an engagement party (thank you to our hosts for making us feel so special and for a great night!)  I wanted to bring an appetizer, something summery, good for a crowd and easy for the hostess to serve so  I turned to Better Homes and Gardens.  I used their recipe for Roasted Corn and Crab Dip as my inspiration and I think it turned out pretty well!   I used a shortcut and picked up some frozen TJ’s crab cakes  but you could use plain crabmeat if you’d rather.  If crab isn’t your thing and you’re looking for a party appetizer to please a crowd, check out my Get You Married Spinach-Artichoke Dip, Buffalo Blue Cheese Dip or Bacon Pimento Cheese Bliss Dip. […]

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