Copycat Chick Fil A Grilled Chicken Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich
Marinated and grilled chicken breast, served on a toasted bun with Colby Jack cheese, brown sugar-and-pepper-seasoned bacon, and romaine lettuce and topped with sweet zesty BBQ sauce – tastes just like Chick-fil-A’s Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich!
Wow – this sandwich is jam-packed with flavor and tastes just like Chick Fil A’s! This sandwich is a seasonal item, so you won’t even be able to order it there past summer. With this recipe, you can make it at home all year round at a fraction of the price. It’s a great idea for your next barbecue or family gathering. Simple ingredients, easy prep, and big flavor make this sandwich a winner!
To make 8 sandwiches, you’ll need:
3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
3/4 c. Italian dressing
1 lb. bacon
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. pepper
8 slices Colby Jack cheese
8 leaves romaine lettuce
1 bottle BBQ sauce (we used Kroger’s sweet and zesty)
8 hamburger buns
For the chicken:
Cut each chicken breast in half and pound with a meat tenderizer.
Marinate the chicken in the Italian dressing for 30 minutes.
Grill on medium high for 5-6 minutes per side.
For the bacon:
Lay strips of bacon on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
Mix the brown sugar and pepper together, and press mixture into each slice of bacon.
Bake at 350 F for 25-30 minutes or until crispy. Remove from pan and let cool slightly.
For the buns:
Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Place the top halves of the buns in the butter (flat side down) and toast for 3-4 minutes or until golden and crispy.
To assemble the sandwich, take the bottom bun and place the lettuce leaf on top. Next place the chicken, then a slice of cheese, then 2 strips of bacon. Finish it off with the BBQ sauce. Add the top toasted bun and enjoy!
For the chicken
For the bacon
For the buns
Assemble the sandwich
Serve up this sandwich with this delicious Chick-fil-A lemonade!